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Questions to ask students for their input for InTeGrate materials development

You can download a word document (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 461kB Feb10 14) with these questions in order to easily record student input.

For geoscientists

The following questions are directed towards getting input from current geoscience students (undergraduate and graduate) and recent graduates:

  • What attracted you to the field of geosciences? What attracts you to issues of sustainability?
  • What are the experiences you've had in your college-level courses that have had the greatest impact on your learning?
  • If it were your job to recruit someone from every major into an introductory geoscience course, from math majors to artists, what would you tell them? (What makes geosciences important and accessible to a wide range of students?)
  • How do we best integrate geoscience knowledge into the foundational undergraduate curriculum? Into courses for non-scientists?
  • What knowledge and skills do you think you will need to be an informed member of the workforce & to tackle interdisciplinary issues in your career?
  • How can we best ensure that graduates are prepared to approach issues of sustainability from an informed scientific perspective?
  • Any other comments?

For non-geoscientists

The following questions are directed towards getting input from current students (undergraduate and graduate) and recent graduates in disciplines other than the geosciences:

  • What attracted you to your field? What attracts you to issues of sustainability?
  • What are the experiences you've had in your college-level courses that have had the greatest impact on your learning?
  • What experiences have you had that have helped you to think across disciplines and address interdisciplinary problems?
  • How do we best integrate learning about Earth and interdisciplinary environmental problem solving into the foundational undergraduate curriculum? Into courses in your major, in particular?
  • What knowledge and skills are important for all college graduates to be able to be an informed member of the workforce when it comes to issues of sustainability?
  • Given the personal and societal challenges that students will face in the future, what knowledge and skills from the geosciences are important for all college graduates? What experiences will help prepare graduates to make informed decisions?
  • Any other comments?