News from On the Cutting Edge
Posted: Jun 7 2017
The National Geoscience Faculty Teaching Practices Survey seeks five new members to join a research team engaged in understanding teaching practices in the geosciences, spanning a broad range of interests— Application deadline is June 26.
Posted: May 11 2017
From local communities to international efforts, education and geoscience both play important roles in our society. The Serving Our Communities initiative celebrates the ways that geoscience educators and students are engaging with local, national and global communities.
Posted: May 11 2017
Have you developed your own activity that works well in your classroom or in the field? NAGT is actively soliciting community members to submit teaching activities for our online education portal Teach the Earth. Activities are welcome at any time.
Posted: May 3 2017
The SAGE 2YC project (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents) has launched a blog, SAGE Musings. The bi-weekly blog posts address topics related to supporting students' academic success, facilitating students' professional pathways in the geosciences, broadening participation in the geosciences, and catalyzing change.
Posted: Nov 15 2016
Thank you to NAGT members Kristen St. John, Eric Riggs, and Dave Mogk on writing the recent JGE editorial Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Geoscience Faculty and Researchers to Respond based on the goals of the (NSF)-funded workshop: Sexual Harassment in the Sciences - A Call to Respond. The authors share their reflections on points from the workshop and results from recent studies that particularly resonated and have implications for geoscience education and geoscience education researchers.
Posted: Apr 29 2015
Geological monitoring can greatly improve our planning for and response to catastrophic events such as earthquakes and volcanoes. In light of recent tragic events in Nepal, this teaching module provides timely instruction for students to personally experience that geoscience is a complex, interdisciplinary effort with real-world implications.
Posted: Apr 27 2015
Do you have fantastic adjunct colleagues who are doing great things with their students? Would you like to provide them with recognition of their efforts to support geoscience education? Or are you an adjunct making noteworthy contributions to your program? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please take a few moments to complete an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award nomination form. The next quarterly winner will be selected soon, so don't delay!
Posted: Mar 5 2015
Join us for this important workshop taking place between the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blow out in the Gulf of Mexico and the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice workshop will enable teams of faculty members and administrators, particularly from minority-serving institutions, to explore the interplay among these critical issues and develop plans for actions that they will take on their own campuses to better incorporate these issues into their curriculum and campus programs.
Posted: Feb 16 2015
Great campus collaboration that came out of the last summer's Innovative Approaches to Teaching Sedimentary Geology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology workshop from On the Cutting Edge.
Posted: Jan 9 2015
A group of scientists and teachers at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) met to discuss "geoethics," not just the principles that scientists, students, and employers need to consider in their research, papers and publications, and in their communications with the public, but questions about advocacy, policy input, and even stewardship of the environment and climate.