Initial Publication Date: February 23, 2017

Supporting the Success of All Students

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Workshop Description

This program focuses on the success of all students, including the need to address diversity of your student body. Based on changing demographics, we can no longer rely on the same methods of attracting and nurturing students, as there will be fewer of the demographic groups the sciences have traditionally drawn from. Science programs need to appeal to a more diverse population to remain a thriving and relevant community poised to meet the needs of our society.

The Supporting the Success of all Students Workshop has 5 flexible components that emphasize understanding your current students and community, supporting the whole student, supporting all students, and transitioning students into your program from multiple contexts, and launching them onto the next phase of their life (e.g. education, career).The workshop provides activities and resources for assessing where you are now as well as planning and implementing actions that can be taken on a range of timescales (from immediate to long range).

This workshop session offers best practices in attracting students, and under-represented minorities (URMs) in particular, in diverse educational settings, including two-year and four year-colleges and institutions, public and private institutions, to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), Tribal Colleges, to successfully transition to Science fields (including geosciences) through having well-planned strategies to meet students' needs to prosper at every stage of transition.

There are options for tailoring workshop components and activities to the needs of your program or institution.

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By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Identify curricular challenges students face in their department and co-curricular barriers to students' success in achieving graduation and career goals;
  • Create personal and program-level action plans to strengthen support for all students in the context of their institution and region


Connect Justice to Sustainability

Increase the Diversity of your Graduates

Strengthen Workforce Preparation in your Program

Understand Workforce Needs