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2021 Workshop for Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Sciences Departments

Sunday, 12 December 2021, AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Location: TBD

Registration: Via the AGU Fall Meeting registration page (workshop itself is free; but attendees must be registered); registration will open in September.

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 includes sessions on the topics listed below.

  • Welcome and plans for the day
    • Joint AGU LANDInG Academy and AGU Heads and Chairs Program Welcome (LANDInG co-PI team and Pranoti Asher, AGU Heads and Chairs program staff)
  • Morning session
    • Impact and Evidence of DEI Challenges in (Geo)Science (panel tba)
  • Lunch and Keynote Speaker (tba)
  • Afternoon Sessions
    • The hidden curriculum: Making explicit the tacit knowledge of our disciplines and programs fosters inclusion (Michele Cooke, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Naomi Levin, University of Michigan)
    • Systemic Change in Geoscience Education: Designing for Equity (Julie Posselt, University of Southern California and Casey Miller, Rochester Institute of Technology)
    • Opportunities from NAGT and SERC
    • Update from the American Geosciences Institute about Workforce Issues (Christopher Keane, AGI)
    • Workshop Evaluation
  • Reception

Workshop Support
Pranoti Asher, Assistant Director, Grants and Education Programs, AGU
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary 
John McDaris, Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College

Contributing Partners

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Building Strong Geoscience Departments



NSF 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.


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