Workshop Program

Sunday December 14, 2008, AGU Meeting, Westin Market Street Hotel in the Franciscan I Room

8:00-8:30 Continental breakfast

8:30-8:45 Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals and Overview - Wayne Pennington, Gene Bierly, and Heather Macdonald

8:45-9:45 The Future of Geosciences -Tim Killeen, Assistant Director for Geosciences, National Science Foundation (session may be moved to a different time in the morning)

9:45-10:10 Break

10:10-11:10 and 11:15-12:15 Concurrent Sessions - Small group discussions; topics will be selected based on participant interest

  • Dual-career couples: Strategies, challenges, opportunities
  • Promoting your department on campus
  • Personnel management and dealing with difficult people
  • Survival strategies for new heads and chairs
  • Undergraduate research

12:20-2:00 Lunch - 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 - Wayne Pennington, Gene Bierly

2:00-3:00 Accreditation -Eric Barron, Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research

3:00-3:20 Break

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

4:30-4:45 Building Strong Geoscience Departments

4:45-5:00 Closing Session - Concluding remarks and discussion, next steps, and workshop evaluation