2007 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

Sunday, December 9, 2007, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco
Westin Market Street Hotel (formerly the Argent Hotel), Franciscan Room 1

Application deadline for the workshop is November 30, 2007

This one-day workshop will provide an opportunity for both new and experienced heads and chairs of Earth and Space Science departments to learn more about being an effective department leader, to discuss successful strategies with others, and to meet other heads and chairs. We are planning sessions on the topics listed below. See the workshop program for more details.

  • Strategies for successful recruitment of earth and space science majors
  • Assessemnt of department and programs (both new and well-established)
  • Survival strategies for new heads and chairs
  • Mentoring early career faculty
  • Working with alumni: Newsletters, career panels, development, and more
  • Women, minorities, and interdisciplinarity: Transforming the research enterprise
  • Departmental leadership: Setting goals and dealing with challenges and opportunities

All heads and chairs are invited to the workshop. As part of the business meeting during lunch, we will elect new members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Heads & Chairs.

Workshop Leaders
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary
Gene Bierly, American Geophysical Union
Bill Dannevik, Saint Louis University
Diane Doser, University of Texas, El Paso
Jay Gregg, Oklahoma State University
Lydia Fox, University of the Pacific
Wayne Pennington, Michigan State University

Workshop Speakers
Carolyn Eyles, McMaster University
Stephanie Pfirman, Barnard College/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
Randy Richardson, University of Arizona

National Science Foundation Logo The 2007 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation under Award 0105317 to the American Geophysical Union. The workshop website is supported by NSF under grant EAR-0614926 to the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Foundation.

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