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Past AGU Heads and Chairs Workshops

These one-day workshops provide 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.

2020 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 1 and December 4, 2020, AGU Fall Meeting, Online Everywhere

Topics: speaking up; open science policies, norms, and incentives; future opportunities from NAGT and SERC

2019 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 8, 2019; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: safe and inclusive field experiences, graduate student preparedness, geoscience workforce, academic leadership strategies, equitable admissions, updates from NAGT and SERC

2018 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 9, 2018; AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, DC

Topics: graduate students, faculty workload equity, external review, geoscience workforce, addressing bullying, updates from SERC, National Committees for the Geosciences

2017 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 10, 2017; AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Topics: implicit bias, data management, geoethics, InTeGrate opportunities, geoscience workforce, and bystander intervention

2016 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 11, 2016; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: harassment and workplace climate, future of undergraduate education, geoscience workforce, InTeGrate opportunities, service-learning, and the view of science education in government

2015 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 13, 2015; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: recruiting faculty, work-life balance, geoscience workforce, geoscience employer workshop, program assessment, importance of culture, NSF opportunities, InTeGrate opportunities, and EarthCube opportunities

2014 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 14,2014; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: conducting faculty searches, managing faculty, geoscience workforce, mentoring faculty, academia-industry relationships, Undergraduate Geoscience Education summit, and InTeGrate and NAGT opportunities

2013 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 8, 2013; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: using advisory boards, time management, geoscience workforce, NSF initiatives, InTeGrate opportunities, and improving workplace climate for retention and diversity

2012 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 2, 2012; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: evaluating faculty, faculty retention, successful field experiences, geoscience workforce, National Academies DBER report, InTeGrate opportunities, MOOC's, and sustaining/creating healthy departments

2011 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 4, 2011; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: recruiting students, fundraising and development, and advancing women and underrepresented minorities

2010 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 12, 2010; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: future of academic geoscience, measuring program success and student learning, fundraising, and the science of disaster mitigation

2009 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 13, 2009; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: advocating for your department, building strong departments, setting goals and dealing with challenges, and managing budgets

2008 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 14, 2008; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: alumni boards, dual-career couples, managing budgets, personnel management, promoting your department, survival strategies for new heads, undergraduate research programs, accreditation, and departmental leadership

2007 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 9, 2007; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Topics: recruiting majors, assessing departments, survival strategies for new heads, mentoring early career faculty, working with alumni, women and minorities in research, and departmental leadership

2006 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

December 10, 2006; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco

Topics: advice for new heads and chairs, building departmental community, recruiting majors and graduate students, recruiting and mentoring early career faculty, departmental budgets, working with campus partners, and working with alumni and industry

AGU/AMS Heads and Chairs Meeting 2005

Wuebbles, D.J., 2005, Tackling Strategies for Thriving Departments, Eos, 86(19), 187-190. (Link to article on AGU website. AGU membership required.)