Workshop Program

Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments
Sunday 10 December AGU Meeting
Location: Hilton Riverside, Third Floor, Camp

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA

7:30 Sign-in, breakfast available

8:00-8:15 Welcome and Logistics – Pranoti Asher, AGU Higher Education Manager and AGI Member Society Scholar-in-Residence

8:15-8:30 Introduction – Tracy Frank, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Chair, Board of AGU Heads and Chairs

8:30-10:30 Getting to Fair: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Decision-Making (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.3MB Dec10 17) – Blair Schneider, University of Kansas and Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Does implicit bias impact your department's selection of new faculty, new graduate students, or student scholarships? We'll discuss how to recognize this pervasive but subtle phenomenon and develop positive strategies to minimize its impact on our common selection processes.

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Small group discussions on various topics (based on participant interests, determined from registration forms)

Discussion topics:

Heads/Chairs on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education Workshop

Making the case for geosciences

11:45-12:00 Supporting the Data Management Needs of your Researchers (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.3MB Dec10 17) – Shelley Stall, AGU Publications

12:00-12:10 Steps to Improve Awareness of Geoethics in your Department (Acrobat (PDF) 4MB Dec10 17) – Presented by Vince Cronin, Baylor University

12:10-1:00 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)

1:00-3:00 The Role of the Bystander in Reducing Departmental Conflict (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 10.8MB Dec10 17) – Presented by Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Erika Marin-Spiotta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Deborah Love, Vice President, Office of Institutional Equity, Tulane University

Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, microaggressions, seething, silent hostility. If you've ever witnessed any of this behavior among faculty, you know the negative consequences. We'll discuss strategies to develop a civil and professional workplace by engaging all willing players in the work; how to start the conversation and how to keep it active and positive.

ADVANCE Geo Partnership - addressing harassment in the geosciences

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-3:30 Updates about InTeGrate opportunities for 2018 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.8MB Dec10 17) – Cathy Manduca, SERC

3:30-3:45 Update about Workforce Issues (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2MB Dec10 17) – Christopher Keane, American Geosciences Institute

3:45-4:00 Wrap-up: Closing remarks and workshop evaluation

4:00-5:00 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.