Karen Viskupic

Geosciences

Boise State University

Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Relative vs. Numerical Dating and Geochronology with Beads part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
Students use relative dating principles to interpret the ages of rocks in a block diagram. They then "date" samples from these rocks to test their relative age hypotheses. Sample dating is done by ...

Course (1)

Evolution of Western North America part of Process of Science:Courses
This course is designed to provide future geoscientists with a basic understanding of how geological processes have shaped the structure and evolution of the western North American continent. The study of the ...

Essays (3)

Boise State University's Preparation of Undergraduates for Geoscience Careers part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Essays
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University has approximately 150 undergraduate majors in two degree programs. The BS in geophysics is a small program with ...

Teaching About Time part of Workshop 2012:Essays
Karen Viskupic, Geosciences Department, Boise State University I am a geologist at Boise State University working to develop a series of online activities about geochronology in partnership with workshop ...

Assessment in the Department of Geosciences, Boise State University part of Building Strong Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Karen Viskupic, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University Since 2004, the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University has been assessing its undergraduate programs according to a formal plan that ...

Other Contributions (5)

Undergraduate Geoscience Programs at Boise State University part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Karen Viskupic, Geosciences, Boise State University. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors degree. ...

Town Hall part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program
The town hall will allow us to collectively reflect on the lessons we learned as a community at the Rendezvous, and to address any opportunities we see for collective action or impact. Don't forget to tell us ...

What are Students Learning in Your Course? Strategies for Assessment part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Afternoon Mini Workshops
What do we mean when we ask if students have "learned" something? Are some kinds of assessments better suited for specific kinds of learning? What are the purposes of assessing learning? This workshop ...

"ZirChron" Virtual Zircon Analysis App part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday B
This application was developed to promote deeper understanding of the science of geochronology, including the integration of crystal-scale relative dating principles with numerical dating via radioisotope ...

Instructor Stories About Reforming Teaching Practice part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Panel Discussions
Summary Meetings like the Rendezvous can provide lots of inspiration to instructors to make changes in their teaching. However, back home, after the excitement of the meeting has faded, there are many challenges ...