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2014 Workshop for Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Sciences Departments

Sunday, December 14, 2014, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco
Location: InterContinental Ballroom B, at the InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard St., San Francisco


This one-day workshop provides 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 current issues. The workshop program will include the following:

  • Welcome by Pranoti Asher, Manager of Education and Public Outreach, AGU
  • Introduction by Matthew James, Sonoma State University and Chair, Board of AGU Heads and Chairs
  • Morning sessions (offered by the Building Strong Geoscience Departments Program and the Executive Committee of the Board of Heads & Chairs)
    • Conducting Effective Faculty Searches (Presented by Dallas Rhodes, Humboldt State University)
    • Managing Faculty (Presented by Dave Douglass, Pasadena City College)
    • Small-group discussions on specific topics based on participant interest (TBD)
  • Lunch – small group discussions and business meeting
    • As part of the business meeting during lunch, we will elect new members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Heads & Chairs.
    • Update on the status of geoscience workforce (Chris Keane, AGI)
  • Afternoon sessions (supported by AGU Education and Public Outreach)
    • Mentoring your Faculty (Presented on behalf of the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN) by Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Meredith Hastings, Brown University)
    • Forging Industry/Academia Partnerships (Topic and presenters to be confirmed)
    • Small-group discussions on specific topics based on participant interest (TBD)
  • Updates on Undergraduate Geoscience Education Summit Outcomes (Sharon Mosher, UT Austin) and Opportunities from InTeGrate, On the Cutting Edge, and NAGT (Cathy Manduca, SERC)
  • Reception

2013-2014 Board of the AGU Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments
Matthew James, Sonoma State (Chair)
Gary Solar, Buffalo State College (Chair-Elect)
John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas (Past Chair)
Lydia Fox, University of the Pacific
Neil Iverson, Iowa State University
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

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