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Example Programs

The programs below are modified from actual traveling workshops at geoscience departments. They are shown here to give departments and workshop leaders a starting place for conversations about what to include in their specific traveling workshop program. While every workshop includes some sessions focusing on the specific topics of interest to the department, there are also many optional possibilities: opportunities for the workshop leaders to meet with administrators or students, informal events such as meals or field trips, and more.

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Sample 1-Day Program

8:00 to 8:20 a.m. Introductions & background on BSGD project

8:20 to 10:10 a.m. SWOT analysis

8:20 to 8:40 a.m. Strengths of the Dept. of Geosciences
8:40 to 10:10 a.m. "Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats" of/for/to the Dept. of Geosciences

10:10 to 10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:30 a.m. to noon Curriculum development

Noon to 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Recruiting students

2:30 to 3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:00 to 4:15 p.m. Action planning

4:15 to 5:00 p.m. Report-out, wrap-up, & workshop assessment

Sample 2-Day Program



8 -11:00 a.m. Introduction to the Workshop and SWOT Analysis

11-noon Time for workshop leaders to update next session to reflect results from morning sessions and to confer with department head.

Noon-1 p.m. Lunch in Student Union.

1:00-1:30 p.m. Workshop leaders meet with Provost

1:30-1:45 p.m. Travel time between appointments

1:45-2:15 p.m. Workshop leaders meet with Dean

2:30-3:00 p.m. Short report from workshop leaders about the issues that were identified in the morning

3:00–5:00 p.m Curriculum Development

5-6 p.m. Workshop leaders meet with students (undergrad and grad, as appropriate)

6:30-9:00 p.m. Dinner


8-11:00 a.m. Student Recruitment

11:00a.m.-12:30 p.m. Curriculum mapping, student learning outcomes, and the Ideal Student

12:30-2 p.m. Lunch in Student Union

2:00-5:00 p.m. Action Planning, From Plans to Actions, and Workshop Evaluation