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2011 Heads and Chairs workshop
Small group discussions at the 2011 Heads and Chairs workshop

Workshop Program

Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments

Sunday December 4, 2011, AGU Meeting

Note: this workshop has already taken place.

8:00-8:15 Sign-in, breakfast available

8:15-8:30 Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals - Lydia Fox, University of the Pacific

8:30-9:40 Strategies for Recruiting Students/Majors (PowerPoint 20MB Dec4 11) - Dallas Rhodes, Georgia Southern University (emeritus)

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9:40-10:00 Break

2011 Heads and Chairs workshop

10:00-11:00 Fundraising and Development (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 70kB Dec4 11) - John Snow, University of Oklahoma

Working with Alumni from the Building Strong Geoscience Departments website includes suggestions on how to connect with, and stay connected to, your alumni.

11:00-11:50 Sharing Strategies to Build Stronger Departments and Address Challenges - small group discussions

11:50-12:00 Opportunities and Resources for Departments

Introduction to InTeGrate (PowerPoint 1.2MB Dec4 11) - Cathy Manduca, SERC at Carleton College (link to InTeGrate website)

Resources from the American Geosciences Institute , Chris Keane, AGI

12:00-1:30 Lunch - Informal table discussions, Business Meeting (overview of AGU Board of Heads and Chairs and election of new members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Heads & Chairs) - Lydia Fox

Afternoon Program: Advancing Women and Underrepresented Minorities in the Academic Geosciences - Suzanne O'Connell, Wesleyan University and Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1:30-1:50 Women in the Geosciences, 2011 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2MB Dec5 11)

1:50-2:30 Strategies to Promote Diversity through Hiring & Promotion (Acrobat (PDF) 4.7MB Dec23 11) - Samuel Mukasa, Dean and Eric J. Essene Professor of Geochemistry, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire

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AGU Heads and Chairs workshop, 2011

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45 Michigan CRLT Players – Interactive skit on "Faculty Meeting"

"The Faculty Meeting" depicts a faculty discussion involving an important topic (a faculty search) and how gender dynamics and faculty rank influence the conversation and affect the participants. The skit is designed to improve the recruitment and retention of women faculty in science and engineering.

3:45-4:15 Small group discussion on ways to increase faculty diversity

4:15-5:00 Reporting session, collection of ideas from the small groups, and closing remarks

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5:00-6:00 Workshop evaluation and reception


Morning sessions are provided by the Building Strong Geoscience Departments project. The workshop website is supported by NSF under grant DUE-0817353 to the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. A portion of the workshop program is supported by NSF under grants EAR-0620087 and EAR-0620101 to Suzanne O'Connell (Wesleyan University) and Mary Anne Holmes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) respectively. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the National Science Foundation.

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