Professional opportunities at two-year colleges Becca Walker (rwalker@mtsac.edu) Mt. San Antonio College Academic Career Workshop, July 2014 Mt. SAC Global

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  • Professional opportunities at two-year collegesBecca Walker (rwalker@mtsac.edu) Mt. San Antonio CollegeAcademic Career Workshop, July 2014Mt. SAC Global Opportunities Hawaii program, 2014

  • Field experiencesField trips associated with coursesField coursesGEOL24, GEOL25, GEOL29 at Mt. SACPasadena City College: Colorado Plateau, Western Cordillera, Klamath MountainsNorthern Virginia Community College: Canadian Rockies Regional Field GeologyInstitutional-levelGlobal Opportunities program at Mt. SACCooperative field programsBorder to Beltway (El Paso Community College and Northern Virginia Community College)

  • Curriculum development and assessmentInTeGrate (NSF-STEP Center)Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable FutureSupports geoscience teaching of societal issues through curriculum development, professional development, and assessment7 2YC faculty currently working as module authorsGETSI (NSF-TUES)GEodesy Tools for Societal IssuesDevelopment of teaching materials to address societally important Earth science questions through the use of geodetic data

  • SAGE 2YCSupporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges (NSF-DUE)Professional development program for 2YC faculty; national, regional, and local workshopsTacoma, WA 2012 workshop: Preparing Students in 2YCs for Geoscience Degrees and Careers. Image courtesy of SAGE 2YC.

  • NAGT Geo2YCNational Association of Geoscience Teachers, 2-Year College DivisionQuarterly newsletter, discussion board, listserv, and events at national meetings provide networking opportunities for 2YC faculty

  • Research and other grant workSome 2YCs have research/special topics coursesGrant programs geared toward 2YCs:NSF-ATE (Advanced Technological Education)NSF-OEDG (Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences)General NSF push to foster collaborative work between 2YC and 4YC students and facultyThis just in: There are funding agencies other than NSF!

  • Workshops and short coursesExamples from the past year:Helping Students Succeed in Geoscience Courses at Two-Year Colleges (NAGT-2YC) Modernizing the Seismology in Your 100 and 200 Level Geoscience Course (NSF, IRIS)Undergraduate Research in Earth Science Classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years (InTeGrate, On the Cutting Edge)Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce (InTeGrate)Geoscience Careers for Todays 2YC Students (SAGE-2YC)

  • Local, regional and national meetingsNational level:social events, technical sessions, and professional development opportunities for 2YC faculty are growing at national GSA and AGU meetingsRegional level:NAGT (National Association of Geoscience Teachers) Section meetingsLocal level:Strengthening Student Success Conference

  • Student advising and mentoringConnect students with internship/enrichment programsAssist students with transfer processServe as Geoscience Club advisorImage courtesy of Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program Crater Hill, Zion National Park, UT

  • Campus service and committee workAcademic SenateFaculty AssociationTask forcesJudicial/grievance committees Search committeesStudent learning outcomesFaculty coordinator positions

    Countless options! Find something that interests you and enriches your academic work.