TYC Physics Workshop Project*

*Funded by a National Science Foundation Grant DUE # 9255466


Directed by Curtis Hieggelke, Joliet Junior College (IL) and Tom O'Kuma, Lee College (TX)


1996 Two-Year College Physics Workshops


A Project of Joliet Junior College (IL), Lee College (TX) and the National Science Foundation

Joliet Junior College and Lee College are pleased to announce a National Science Foundation supported continuation of a two-year college (TYC) physics faculty enhancement and curriculum development program. Each workshop will be led by two TYC physics professors who are co-project directors and by two or three college-university physics educators who have played (and continue to play) a major role in the development of these fields. The previous 22 workshops have served 455 participants from 207 two-year colleges representing 39 states and territories.


This program provides four different workshops in 1996 for two-year college physics teachers. There workshops are :


These workshops are derived from successful models that are based on the findings of cognitive physics education research and emphasize active-learning in cooperative groups. A more detailed description of these workshops is included later as well as an application form.

The objectives of these workshops are to:

In addition to the workshops, there will be a four-day summer conference on introductory physics (TYC IPC) which will update, expand and share the results of previous workshops and other physics developments in areas such as ATE projects.


1996 TYC Physics Workshop/Conference Schedule



For applications write-
TYC '96 Physics Workshops
Natural Science Department
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431-8938


 Detailed Information about the 1996 Workshops





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