Workshop Program

Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments

Tuesday, December 1 and Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Virtual

Please note that all times below are listed in Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

Day 1 Session (1 December, 10:00am-1:00pm ET)

Heads and Chairs 2020 Day 1 Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.5MB Dec4 20)

10:00-10:01 Welcome - Pranoti Asher, American Geophysical Union (1 minute)

10:01-10:16 Introduction of Attendees (15 minutes)

10:16-10:26 Future opportunities from SERC and NAGT - Anne Egger, NAGT and Sean Fox, SERC (10 minutes) (survey, what's new, compass)

NAGT opportunities presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.6MB Dec4 20)

SERC opportunities presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.1MB Dec4 20)

10:26-10:30 Transition (4 minutes)

10:30-1:00 Speaking Up: How Leaders can Change the Conversation in STEMM - Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, Wright State University and the PowerPlay Interactive Development team (150 minutes)

Leaders play a fundamental role in promoting inclusive and equitable norms in academic and scientific workplaces. Speaking up effectively in response to behaviors that challenge these norms is key. Attendees will learn about what motivates people to speak up, the challenges faced when doing so, and strategies for effective responding. PowerPlay Interactive Development's team of improvisational actors will provide scenarios for discussion and practice intervention.

1:00 Closing Day 1

Day 2 Session (4 December, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET)

Heads and Chairs 2020 Day 2 Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 16.7MB Dec4 20)

1:00-1:01 WelcomePranoti Asher, American Geophysical Union (1 minute)

1:01-1:16 Introduction of Attendees (15 minutes)

1:16-2:16 Open Science Policies, Norms, and Incentives: A Practical Discussion for the Geoscience Heads and Chairs - Greg Tananbaum, Open Research Funders Group and Chris Bourg, Director of MIT Libraries (60 minutes)

Join representatives of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Sciencefor a guided discussion on developing departmental policies thatare consistent with both emerging geoscience norms and bedrock research values (e.g., rigor, transparency). This session will explore the points of leverage that departmentheads and chairs can activate, how a coordinated approach across geoscience departments could accelerate a transition to a more open environment, and what resources are available to facilitate these activities.

2:16-2:46 Small group discussions on topics of interest (30 minutes)

2:46-2:58 Evaluation (12 minutes)

2:58-3:00 Questions and Closing (2 minutes)

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