2011 Workshop for Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Sciences Departments

Sunday, December 4, 2011, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco
Location: Moscone South: Mezzanine Rooms 222-226

Note: this workshop has already taken place.

This one-day workshop provided an opportunity for heads and chairs of Earth and Space Science departments to discuss issues and strategies for building a strong department, meet other heads and chairs, and learn more about faculty diversity issues. The workshop program included sessions on the topics listed below.

  • Morning sessions (offered by the Building Strong Geoscience Departments Program)
    • Strategies for Recruiting Students/Undergraduate Majors
    • Fundraising and Development
    • Small-group discussions on specific topics based on participant interest
  • Afternoon sessions on Advancing Women and Underrepresented Minorities in the Academic Geosciences (organized by Suzanne O'Connell, Wesleyan University and Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

As part of the business meeting during lunch, we elected new members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Heads & Chairs.

Board of the AGU Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments
Lydia Fox, University of the Pacific (Chair)
John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas
Jon Harbor, Purdue University
Wayne Pennington, Michigan Technological University (past Chair)
Gary Solar, Buffalo State College
Sally Sutton, Colorado State University (Chair-elect)
Katryn Wiese, City College of San Francisco

Workshop Support
Pranoti Asher, AGU, Manager of Education and Public Outreach
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary
Carol Ormand, SERC at Carleton College

National Science Foundation Logo The workshop website is supported by NSF under grant EAR-0614926 to the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. A portion of the workshop program is supported by NSF under grants EAR -0620087 and EAR- 0620101 to Suzanne O'Connell (Wesleyan University) and Mary Anne Holmes (University of Nebraska Lincoln), respectively. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the National Science Foundation.

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