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Workshop Program

Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments

Sunday December 2, 2012, AGU Meeting

InterContinental San Francisco, Ballroom B
888 Howard Street (directly adjacent to the Moscone West Convention Center)

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

8:15-8:30 Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals - Pranoti Asher, AGU and Sally Sutton, Colorado State University

8:30-9:40 Retention of Faculty in Today's Academic Environment (Acrobat (PDF) 4MB Dec2 12) - John Geissman, University of Texas Dallas

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9:40-10:00 Break

10:00-11:00 Evaluating Your Faculty (Acrobat (PDF) 116kB Dec2 12) - John Harbor, Purdue University and Lydia Fox, University of the Pacific

11:00-11:50 Small group discussions

11:50-12:00 Opportunities and Resources for Departments - Dave Mogk and Chris Keane

12:00-1:30 Lunch

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) - Sally Sutton, Colorado State University

Informal discussion on MOOCs, moderated by Chris Keane, AGI

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Afternoon Program: Sustaining or Creating a Healthy Department

1:30-2:15 Role of a Chair, Setting a Vision, Building Community (Acrobat (PDF) 1.8MB Dec2 12) - Marjorie Chan, University of Utah

Related resources from the Building Strong Geoscience Departments website:

2:15-3:00 The Role of the Chair as a Mentor (Acrobat (PDF) 68kB Dec10 12) - Susan Lozier, Duke University

Related resources:
  • MPOWIR: Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention
  • Making Use of Mentors, from the National Institute for Faculty Equity
  • MentorNet: Mentoring in Engineering and Science

3:00-3:10 Break

3:10-4:15 Legal issues for Chairs (Acrobat (PDF) 177kB Dec2 12) - Sally Sutton, Colorado State University

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4:15-4:45 Discussion

4:45-5:00 Closing remarks and workshop evaluation

5:00-6:00 Reception

The reception will take place in Ballroom A.

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. The afternoon program of the workshop is supported by AGU Education and Public Outreach.

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