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Theme: Professional Development for Undergrads, Grads and Faculty

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Professional Development for Undergrads, Grads and Faculty.

Preparing for an Academic Career WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Northrop Hall: 116

Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College
Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University
Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico-Main Campus

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This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders will provide guidance and ...
Communicating Science to the Public AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Santa Ana A and B

Beth Bartel, UNAVCO

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Effective communication skills enable practitioners to engage non-experts, inform public opinion and policymakers, inspire the next generation of scientists and voters, and improve our own research process. This ...
Bridging the Research to Practice Gap AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom C

Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ

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Researchers are currently developing new knowledge about how students think and learn, evaluating the effectiveness of instructional strategies, and studying many other topics that can strengthen our teaching. But ...
Broadening Participation of Minorities in the Geoscience Workforce in the Absence of a Geoscience Department ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm Northrop Hall: 340

Janet Liou-Mark, CUNY New York City College of Technology
Reggie Blake, CUNY New York City College of Technology
Hamidreza Norouzi, CUNY New York City College of Technology
Viviana Vladutescu, CUNY City College
Laura Yuen-Lau, CUNY New York City College of Technology

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Although the shortfall in the geoscience workforce through 2024 has been reduced from 135,00 to about 90,000, and although there has been increasing enrollment and graduation trends from geoscience programs ...
Assessment of 21st Century Professional Competencies of Undergraduate Students ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm Northrop Hall: 340

Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Alison Creeger, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Ron Bonnstetter, TTI Success Insights

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Business and political leaders are increasingly asking higher education to develop student's abilities related to "21st century skills" or "21st century competencies" because they are the ...
The impact of course-wide adoption of InTeGrate teaching materials on the instructional beliefs and practices of geoscience instructors ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:15pm Northrop Hall: 116

Doug Czajka, North Carolina State University
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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A primary goal of the InTeGrate project is to create student-centered teaching curricula that will improve the geoscience literacy of undergraduate students by teaching the geosciences in the context of societal ...
Getting (and Keeping) Northern Colorado Students in the Door: Broadening Participation by Attracting and Supporting All Students ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm Northrop Hall: 340

William Hoyt, University of Northern Colorado
Byron Straw, University of Northern Colorado
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
Julie Sexton, University of Northern Colorado
Steven Anderson, University of Northern Colorado
Graham Baird, University of Northern Colorado

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Strategies to broaden participation in geosciences are varied. Many in the geosciences know we can do a better job, but how? The InTeGrate implementation program at the University of Northern Colorado (UNCo) ...
Professional Development For Community College Faculty: Lessons Learned From Intentional Mentoring Workshops ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm Northrop Hall: 340

Aisha Morris, National Science Foundation
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, UNAVCO

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The Geoscience Workforce Development Initiative at UNAVCO supports attracting, training, and professionally developing students, educators, and professionals in the geosciences. For the past 12 years, UNAVCO has ...
A Multiphase Approach to Overwhelmed Students ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm Northrop Hall: 340

Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Harris, California University of Pennsylvania
Billie Arnold, California University of Pennsylvania

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California University of Pennsylvania has an active geology program boasting successful graduates that have become consistently positive representatives of the University and region. Despite these successes, ...
Work-life Balance; Arc of a Career ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:45pm Student Union: Mirage

Alison Bridger, San Jose State University

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Your goal is to reach retirement age with some measure of satisfaction in your professional life – but how much? A Nobel prize? Membership in every professional group you can think of? Publications in every ...
Strengthening TA Teaching Capacity ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:45pm Student Union: Acoma A and B

Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico
Kelsey Bitting, Northeastern University
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Teaching Assistants (TAs) play a major role in undergraduate instruction, and their teaching practices and beliefs influence student learning. Nonetheless, TAs often begin their positions with little to no teaching ...
Strategies for Writing a Strong NSF Proposal ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Student Union: Thunderbird

Keith Sverdrup, National Science Foundation

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This round table will discuss top ten recommendations for what PIs should think about to make their proposal more competitive in the review process as well as top ten recommendations for things to avoid. Slides ...
Inclusion in the Geosciences-Instructional Approaches to Access and Accommodation AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Santa Ana A and B

Wendi Williams, South Texas College
Gretchen Miller, Wake Technical Community College

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A professional development opportunity for current and future K- Higher Education geoscience faculty on behalf of the International Association for Geoscience Diversity (http://www.theIAGD.org). Need strategies and ...
Enriching the Geoscience Community through Micro-Mentoring Practices AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Acoma A and B

Kelsey Bitting, Northeastern University

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Personal relationships with faculty mentors who encourage students to pursue their goals have a major impact on undergraduates, in outcomes ranging from academic success to general well-being after graduation. ...
Lab-like Learning in Lecture – Video Snips and Tutorials for Active Learning Exercises ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:45pm Northrop Hall: 116

Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Lecture and laboratory classes are commonly understood as serving different purposes and delivering different student experiences. For example, lectures in introductory science courses typically focus on student ...
Eat All the Pez: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Ideas for K-12 Teacher Professional Development POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Earth science is the smallest discipline among the sciences in terms of number of certified teachers at the K-12 level (compared to biology, chemistry, and physics). Some states require no instruction in Earth ...
Developing Leaders in STEM: Community College STEM Honors Program POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College

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In an effort to further develop our college's STEM opportunities and support diverse student populations in STEM, Red Rocks Community College committed to developing a comprehensive STEM Honors Program. The ...
The Role of an NSF Facility in supporting Education: Geodesy for Everyone through UNAVCO's Education & Community Engagement Program POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Beth Bartel, UNAVCO
Aisha Morris, National Science Foundation
Shelley Olds, UNAVCO
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, UNAVCO

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UNAVCO manages the NSF geodetic facility (GAGE: Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope) which includes a focused program devoted to education, outreach, communications and geo-workforce development. The ...
Improving Geoscience Career Awareness for Urban Undergraduates POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Stefany Sit, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ben Alsip, University of Illinois at Chicago
Danielle Petkunas, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jenny Bueno, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kathryn Nagy, University of Illinois at Chicago

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As the demand for talented geoscientists continues to grow, there is a pressing need to attract talented young scientists from all ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds. Urban centers can potentially serve as a ...
Engaging an entire STEM division in professional development: supporting students through the whole curriculum POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Kaatje Kraft, Whatcom Community College
Ed Harri, Whatcom Community College

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Change at the core (C-Core), an NSF-funded program provides professional development for 60 STEM faculty across 3 interlinked institutions focusing on student-centered learning in geology, biology, chemistry, ...
Flipping your Classroom WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Student Union: Mirage/Thunderbird

Jennifer Roberts, University of Kansas Main Campus
Greg Baker, University of Kansas Main Campus

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Many well-respected groups and associated faculty have tackled the issues of Earth science classroom transformation through decades of research and application. Today, many significant pedagogical advances to the ...
GER Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Student Union: Santa Ana A and B

Julie Sexton, University of Northern Colorado

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This session is for those who want to increase their ability to conduct education research. Participants will have a chance to learn about principles of research design, qualitative and quantitative methods, and ...
Teaching Online AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Acoma A and B

Cory Pettijohn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen Marshak, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Summary Please join us for this afternoon mini-workshop as we collaborate in a discussion of educational technology resources and practices that help to engage both blended and fully online classroom learners in ...
Maximizing Learning within Active Learning Studio Classrooms AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Aurora Pun, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Gary Smith, University of New Mexico-Main Campus

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Specially designed active-learning classrooms (aka, SCALE-UP, TILE, TEAL, Learning Studios) are increasingly popular on US campuses, especially for STEM instruction. The workshop integrates the leaders' ...
What is Implicit Bias and How to Counteract It AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Mirage/Thunderbird

Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University

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Implicit bias describes when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge. Cognitive science research shows that everyone has implicit biases, sometimes in ...
Creating Inclusive and Engaging Science Classrooms: Faculty Development is Key ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm Northrop Hall: 340

Shane Spivey, Red Rocks Community College
Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College

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Community college science departments have a unique opportunity to approach faculty development in an interdisciplinary manner. A challenge to moving the department forward as whole is the number of foundational ...
Expanding the perspective and offerings of the Traveling Workshop Program ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm Northrop Hall: 340

Rory McFadden, Gustavus Adolphus College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College

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The Traveling Workshops Program (TWP) has been strengthening departments and courses by offering workshop opportunities for departments and groups to examine such topics as program design, curriculum mapping, ...
Building Pathways to STEM Careers in Geoscience and Environmental Science through the Colorado Community Colleges ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm Northrop Hall: 116

Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College
lesley smith, The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Aisha Morris, National Science Foundation
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, UNAVCO
Max Miller, Front Range Community College

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Colorado's adult population ranks second in the nation for college degrees and ninth for income levels, yet Colorado's educational achievement gap for low-income, first generation, and minority students ...
Science Expo: Encouraging student research and experiential learning across the science department ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:45pm Northrop Hall: 340

Tracy Gray, Red Rocks Community College
Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College

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Undergraduate research is an excellent way to engage STEM students and increase retention. With a wide range of student diversity, community colleges are an important part of the STEM pipeline. Historically, it ...
Modeling Collaborative Team Building to Address Wicked Problems: Navigating and Negotiating Dispositional Distance ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:15pm Northrop Hall: 116

Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Ron Bonnstetter, TTI Success Insights
Schylir Rowen, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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A big challenge for education is to prepare students to effectively collaborate to address the many "wicked problems" and "grand challenges" facing society. Collaboration is a critical ...
Reward Structures: Geo Ed and PT ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm Student Union: Acoma A and B

karen mcneal, Auburn University Main Campus

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In this round table discussion, participants will share ideas pertaining to the tenure and promotion and reward structures for Geoscience Education Research (GER) Faculty. The conversation will include what to look ...
Paying Paleoclimatology Forward: an academic multigenerational journey linking professional development to curriculum development POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Tom Gill, University of Texas at El Paso
Joe Collins, Texas A & M University - San Antonio

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The first author has long taught climate science and earth sciences at University of Texas- El Paso (UTEP), a research-oriented minority-serving institution (MSI) with majors in Geology and Environmental Science. ...
Individual Development Plan: A Personal Action Plan for 'Ike Wai Graduate Students POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Daniela Bottjer-Wilson, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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'Ike Wai ("Water Knowledge") is a National Science Foundation EPSCoR funded project addressing the critical needs of the state of Hawai'i to maintain its supply of clean water. The ...
Problem Solving and Workflow Strategies Employed In Seismic Interpretation POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Matthew Jackson, Texas A & M University
Eric Riggs, Texas A & M University

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This study was designed to advance understanding of the interactions, strategies, and techniques graduate geoscientists employ in the process of 2D seismic interpretation. This qualitative study was designed to ...
Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC): Building a Foundation for Change through a Network of Regional Communities of Practice POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
John McDaris, Carleton College
Carol Ormand, Carleton College
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary

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One goal of SAGE 2YC: Faculty as Change Agents is to develop regional communities that can promote a cycle of change through activities that allow members to share experiences, synthesize expertise, and document ...
Graduate Teaching Assistant Training at Baylor University - Strategies for Success POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Sharon Browning, Baylor University

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Graduate teaching assistants are an integral part of geoscience education at all levels. It is imperative that they have access to training on a variety of issues, including course content, current pedagogical ...
For Higher Ed portal to Resources Supporting Change from Individual to Program scales POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Cailin Orr, Carleton College
John McDaris, Carleton College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College

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Making and supporting changes in higher education at multiple scales presents challenges that are shared broadly by individuals and programs across institution types. It is important that we, as agents of change, ...