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Theme: Program Design

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Program Design.

Incorporating Thinking about the Earth across disciplines WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Ogg: Phillips Lounge

Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Adam Kuban, Ball State University

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Research on undergraduate education programs has identified integration across disciplines as an ongoing challenge. This workshop will explore approaches to managing the integration of disciplines and perspectives. ...
How to Incorporate Service Learning in your Course and Curriculum AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Ogg: Classroom 1227

Sarah Fortner, Wittenberg University

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Service learning provides students with opportunities to directly meet the needs of their community. For students, this reinforces the relevance of the geosciences and their personal role in community problem ...
What is "Sustainability Education" and How do We Get There? PANEL DISCUSSION
Tuesday 2:45pm-4:00pm Gordon: Symphony Meeting Room

Nick Balster, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Julie Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College
Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico

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Sustainability themes, in terms of meeting the needs of human society while sustaining environmental support systems of the planet, can be applied to a broad range of courses in the geosciences and provide the ...
Does it Take Two to Tango? Interdisciplinary Teaching Solo and in Teams AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Gordon: Ed Gordon Suite

Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University
Lisa Gilbert, Williams College

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Real-world problems related to Earth science are typically interdisciplinary, yet interdisciplinary teaching creates the unique challenge of accurately and fully capturing the complexities of multiple disciplines, ...
Student Learning & Program Design ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Jennifer Roberts, University of Kansas Main Campus
Barbara Bruno, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Student Learning & Program Design Your Account Earth Educators' ...
Geoscience Education and the Larger STEM Agenda
Wednesday 2:45pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Cathy Manduca, Carleton College

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From developing critical thinking skills to supporting success for all students, geoscience education activities are playing a major role in supporting bigger agendas in higher education. Drawing on recent ...
Geology in the Field: Assessing and Redesigning Field Courses to Improve Student Learning in the Geology Program at CSU, Chico
Wednesday 3:00pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico
Hannah Aird, California State University-Chico
Todd Greene, California State University-Chico
Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, California State University-Chico
Russell Shapiro, California State University-Chico

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A suite of three required field courses at CSU, Chico provides early and repeated exposure to field experiences throughout the junior and senior year of geology majors. Five faculty members teach the suite of ...
Models of program – scale change: Common elements in the implementation of the InTeGrate design philosophy and teaching materials
Wednesday 3:15pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Cailin Orr, Carleton College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
John McDaris, Carleton College
Carol Baldassari, Endicott College

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Solving the Earth-related grand challenges facing society and building a sustainable future requires both an Earth literate public and a workforce that can bring geoscience to bear on tough societal issues. ...
An Inexpensive, Faculty-led School-Wide Undergraduate Course Transformation
Wednesday 3:30pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Barbara Bruno, University of Hawaii at Manoa
sarah bean sherman, University of British Columbia
Sara Harris, University of British Columbia

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Efforts to fundamentally transform undergraduate geoscience instruction at a school-wide level are generally institutionally driven and supported. For example, the Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI), ...
New Sustainability Programs and Their Impact at a Large Public State University POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Tim Bralower, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine

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The Pennsylvania State University comprises 24 campuses across the state. Students who are admitted to any campus are automatically admitted to the University Park Campus once they meet the entrance requirements ...
Backward (Re)design of Curricula in Geology and Geophysics POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

David Sparks, Texas A & M University
Julie Newman, Texas A & M University
Debra Fowler, Texas A & M University

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The Texas A&M Department of Geology and Geophysics partnered with the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence to implement CTE's curriculum revision process: a data-informed, faculty-driven, ...
Connecting the Earth to Societal Challenges: New interdisciplinary materials from the InTeGrate project POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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One of the central goals of the InTeGrate project is to extend and increase the incorporation of geoscience concepts into the teaching about current grand, Earth-related, societal challenges beyond traditional ...
Energy and Climate focus: Science department transformation POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College

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At Red Rocks Community College, our science department has made an interdisciplinary effort to incorporate climate, energy and sustainability into non-major science classes through curriculum and program ...
Overcoming the Obstacles to Teaching Reform AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Friday 1:30pm-4:00pm Gordon: Symphony Meeting Room

Sara Harris, University of British Columbia

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Transitions to evidence-based, student-centered teaching can involve practical, human, and system-level challenges. How do we transform our own teaching practices, and also develop critical mass to change cultural ...