Workshop Program

Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments
Sunday December 13, 2015, AGU Meeting
Location: InterContinental Ballroom B, at the InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard St., San Francisco

7:30 Sign-in, breakfast available

8:00-8:15 Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals and Logistics - Pranoti Asher, AGU

8:15-8:30 Introduction - Gary Solar, Buffalo State College and Chair, Board of AGU Heads and Chairs

Morning session

8:30-9:30 The Two-Body Opportunity (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.6MB Dec13 15) - Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Related resources: the Building Strong Geoscience Departments web page on Recruiting and Retaining Faculty includes pages on Recruiting a Diverse Faculty.

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:45 Work-life Balance (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 46.6MB Dec13 15) - Rebecca Haacker, Director of SOARS, UCAR

Related resources:
  • The "On the Cutting Edge" website for early career faculty in the geosciences has a set of web pages on Finding Your Balance.
  • Kerry Ann Rockquemore's column on The Sunday Meeting (planning your week on Sunday night), from Inside Higher Ed.
  • Polite Ways to Say "No," from Meggin McIntosh.

10:45-11:45 Small group discussions on various topics (based on participant interests indicated on the registration form)

Discussion topics:

11:45-12:00 Updates on the Status of the Geoscience Workforce (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1017kB Dec13 15) - Christopher Keane, American Geosciences Institute

Related resources: AGI's geoscience workforce website, including their geoscience workforce reports

12:00-12:15 Updates on the Geoscience Employer Workshop - Sharon Mosher, The University of Texas at Austin

Related resources:

12:15-1:00 Lunch and 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)

Afternoon session

1:00-2:00 Program Assessment (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.6MB Dec13 15) - David Mogk, Montana State University

Related resources:

2:00-3:00 The Importance of Culture in Building Strong Departments (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 12.3MB Dec13 15) - Jacqueline Huntoon, Provost, Michigan Technological University

Related resources:

3:00-3:10 Break

3:10-4:10 Enhancing the Institutional Value of your Department (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 8.8MB Dec13 15) - Lisa Rossbacher, President, Humboldt State University and Dallas Rhodes, Humboldt State University

Related resources: Becoming a Valued Member of Your Institution

4:10-4:20 Opportunities from NSF - Carol Frost, EAR Division Director, National Science Foundation

4:20-4:30 InTeGrate opportunities for 2016 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.4MB Dec13 15) - Cathy Manduca, SERC, Carleton College

Related resources:

4:30-4:40 EarthCube Professional Development Opportunities (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.4MB Dec14 15) - Marjorie Chan, Chair, Engagement Team, EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance (University of Utah) & Denise Hills, co-Chair, Engagement Team, EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance (Geological Survey of Alabama)

Related resources: EarthCube Funding Opportunities

4:40-4:45 Wrap up: Closing remarks and workshop evaluation

4:45-5:30 Reception

This workshop is a collaboration between the Building Strong Geoscience Departments project and AGU Education and Public Outreach. The workshop website is supported by NSF under grant DUE-0817353 to the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College.