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NAGT and AGI are pleased to announce the publication of the 11th edition of the Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology
Posted: Feb 16 2017

This user-friendly, best-selling manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life. The Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology offers an inquiry and activities-based approach that builds skills and gives students a more complete learning experience. The new edition features a new author and an editorial panel that bring a modern pedagogical and digital approach to the lab manual and the changing landscape of the physical geology lab course.

AAAS Science Advances publishes On the Cutting Edge project research article
Posted: Feb 16 2017
Congratulations to the On the Cutting Edge project's recent article published in AAAS Science Advances on improving undergraduate STEM education.
Registration is now open for the 2017 Earth Educators' Rendezvous!
Posted: Jan 23 2017
Join us for the third annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous this summer at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Special Call for InTeGrate Themed Traveling Workshop Program
Posted: Dec 8 2016

Is your department overhauling its curriculum? Have new faculty in your department? Is your department involved in strategic planning? Facing changing enrollment or striving to increase diversity? Want to increase the emphasis on teaching science in the context of societal issues?

InTeGrate & NAGT invite you to improve learning about the Earth in your courses, programs, & departments through our Traveling Workshops Program (TWP). Application deadline 3/15.

Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Geoscience Faculty and Researchers to Respond
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.
InTeGrate 2017 Webinar Series Continues
Posted: Feb 22 2017

Free and open to the public, this series will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Registration deadline is February 28

Announcing the 2017 Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career
Posted: Jan 16 2017
Are you in your first three years of a permanent academic position? Apply to join us for a multi-day workshop where you will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management. Date: July 9-13, 2017 with optional trip to NSF on July 14. Location: University of Maryland, College Park. Application deadline: March 22, 2017
InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of a New Teaching Module: Living on the Edge: Building Resilient Societies on Active Plate Margins
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.
Call for NAGT GEO2YC Division Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award Nominations
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!
InTeGrate Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice Workshop Announced- Application Deadline: March 25
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.

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