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2017 Workshop for Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Sciences Departments

Sunday, December 10, 2017, AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans
Location: Hilton Riverside, Third Floor, Camp

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA

Register by Friday, November 3rd.

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 current issues. The workshop program includes sessions on the topics listed below.

  • Welcome by Pranoti Asher, Manager of Education and Public Outreach, AGU
  • Introduction by Tracy Frank, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Chair, Board of AGU Heads and Chairs
  • Morning session:
    • Implicit Bias (Presented by Blair Schneider, University of Kansas and Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
    • Small-group discussions on specific topics based on participant interest (TBD)
  • Update from the American Geosciences Institute about Workforce Issues (Christopher Keane, AGI)
  • Lunch – small group discussions and business meeting
    • Small group discussions continue
    • As part of the business meeting during lunch, we will elect new members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Heads and Chairs.
  • Afternoon sessions:
    • Bystander Training (Presented by Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Erika Marin-Spiotta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and David Mogk, Montana State University)
  • Updates about InTeGrate opportunities for 2017 (Cathy Manduca, SERC) and Supporting the Data Management Needs of your Researchers (Shelley Stall, AGU Publications)
  • Reception

Board of the AGU Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments, 2016-2017
Tracy Frank, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Chair)
Matthew James, Sonoma State
John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas
John Gierke, Michigan Technological University (Past Chair)
Katherine Straub, Susquehanna University

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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National Science Foundation Logo The workshop website is supported by NSF under grant DUE-0817353 to the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the National Science Foundation. The workshop is supported by the Building Strong Geoscience Departments project and AGU Education and Public Outreach.

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