Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments
Sunday December 8, 2013, AGU Meeting
7:45 Sign-in, breakfast available
8:00-8:15 Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals - Pranoti Asher, AGU and John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas
8:15-8:30 Announcements from AGU - Pranoti Asher and Harry Furukawa, AGU
8:30-9:40 Advisory Boards: A Most Useful Departmental Resource - David Watkins, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
10:00-11:00 Effective Time Management - Katryn Wiese, City College of San Francisco
11:00-12:00 Small group discussions on various topics (based on participant interests)
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) - John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas
1:00-1:30 Opportunities and Resources for Departments - Cathy Manduca (SERC) and Christopher Keane (AGI)
1:30-2:15 Presentation: How Texas A&M Geosciences was charged by their upper administration, along with all colleges in the university, to conduct an assessment of workplace climate in the interests of understanding the organizational health and characteristics within departments and colleges.
2:15-3:00 Discussion: Approach to quantitative and qualitative measures that were used/are planning to use in conducting this assessment. Various existing survey and interview instruments will be shared for group discussion and use.
3:10-3:45 Review: Challenges, insights and limitations of the data gathered, and the issues associated with all data of this nature.
3:45-4:15 Processes and ideas for engaging college and/or departmental stakeholders in formulating next steps. Sharing the findings and recommendations of Texas A&M's internal task force which is addressing these same data.
4:15-4:30 Reporting session: Collection of ideas from the small group discussions
4:30-4:50 Opportunities from NSF - Jill Karsten and Wendy Harrison, NSF
4:50-5:00 Wrap up: Closing remarks and workshop evaluation