Workshop Program

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

8:00-8:30 Continental breakfast

8:30-9:00 Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals and Overview - Heather Macdonald and Gene Bierly

9:00-10:30 Successful Recruitment of Earth and Space Science Majors - Carolyn Eyles (McMaster University) and Randy Richardson (University of Arizona)

10:30-10:50 Break

10:50-12:00 Concurrent Sessions - Small group discussions (10:50-11:40) followed by short report backs (11:40-12:00)

  • Mentoring Early Career Faculty - Tim Bralower and Lydia Fox
  • Program Assessment (both new and well-established programs) - Bill Dannevik and Diane Doser
  • Survival Strategies for New Heads and Chairs - Wayne Pennington and Heather Macdonald
  • Working with Alumni: Newsletters, Career Panels, Development, and More - Jay Gregg

12:00-1:30 Lunch- Introductions, informal table discussions, Business Meeting (overview of AGU Board of Heads and Chairs and election of new members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Heads & Chairs), overview of afternoon program - Heather Macdonald and Gene Bierly

1:30-3:00 Women, Minorities, and Interdisciplinarity: Transforming the Research Enterprise - Stephanie Pfirman (Barnard College/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University)

3:00-3:20 Break

3:20-4:30 Departmental Leadership: Setting Goals and Dealing with Challenges and Opportunities

4:30-5:00 Closing Session- Concluding remarks and discussion, next steps, and workshop evaluation