Workshop Program

Sunday December 13, 2009, AGU Meeting
InterContinental Hotel (888 Howard Street), Telegraph Hill Room

Note: this workshop has already taken place.


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

8:45-10:00 Building Strong Geoscience Departments: Beyond the Curriculum (PowerPoint 34.8MB Dec13 09) - Dallas Rhodes, Georgia Southern University

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:40 Concurrent Sessions - Breakout sessions led by the Building Strong Geoscience Departments Visiting Workshop leaders. Note: The Preparing Students for the Workforce session will take place in the Russian Hill Room.

11:40-12:00 Concurrent Session Reports

12:00-1:30 Lunch (Twin Peaks Room) - 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) - Wayne Pennington

1:30-2:30 Making the Case for Your Department (PowerPoint 420kB Dec13 09) / Promoting the Geosciences (PowerPoint 1.3MB Dec13 09) - How can individual departments make the case for our department on campus, how can we as a community advocate for the geosciences - Geoff Feiss, Provost emeritus, College of William and Mary; Chris Keane, American Geological Institute

2:30-3:30 Dealing with Budgets and Budget Cuts - Heather Macdonald and others

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Departmental Leadership: Action Plans, Setting Goals, and Dealing with Challenges and Opportunities - Heather Macdonald, Geoff Feiss, Lydia Fox, Wayne Pennington, Dallas Rhodes, Randy Richardson, Gary Solar, Sally Sutton

5:00-5:15 Closing Session - Concluding remarks and workshop evaluation