Theme: Program Design

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


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The Sustainability Scholars Program: Early Successes from the Pilot Year
Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; Kayla Harris, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; Peter Ziegler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; Curtis Friedel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; Donna Westfall-Rudd, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; Tiffany Drape, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
The Sustainability Scholars Program is a structured undergraduate academic experience focused on issues of sustainability in the food, agricultural, natural resources and/or human sciences (FANH). Experiential ...

Magnitude vs. Intensity: An Application of the Science Writing Heuristic for Physical Geology
Larry Collins, Longwood University
The recent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) have established a high pedagogical standard for instructors. These standards are also important for two-year and four-year ...

A Narrative Approach to Building Computational Capacity in Professional Masters Students
Karen Smith, University of Toronto; Conor Anderson, University of Toronto
The goal of a professional Masters program is to help students rapidly transition from undergraduate learners to work-ready professionals. This presents a unique challenge for instructors to balance conceptual ...

Preparation for Geoscience Fieldtrips: The benefits of field training for confidence
Paul Ashwell, University of Toronto; Alison Jolley (AJ), University of Waikato; Jacqueline Dohaney, University of Edinburgh
Fieldtrips are often one of the foundations of a geoscience undergraduate degree, and are at the core of many degree programs. In undergraduate courses taught prior to fieldtrips, students are taught skills in ...

The Advantages of Unstructured Time: Insight from Academic Field Trips
Eric Goldfarb, The University of Texas at Austin; Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
Academic field programs are an essential part of geoscience education. An often overlooked benefit of field trips is time not devoted to study. On a typical trip, students, faculty, and teaching assistants spend ...

Lessons learned from OnRamps Earth Wind and Fire, a dual-enrollment geoscience course
Joel Johnson, The University of Texas at Austin; Alison Mote; Bryce Henderson, The University of Texas at Austin; Enrique Reyes, Northside ISD - San Antonio; Jennifer Porter, The University of Texas at Austin
The proportion of Hispanic U.S. geoscientists lags far behind the proportion of Hispanic U.S. citizens. Students from underrepresented minority (URM) groups may not be attracted to geosciences for many reasons, ...

Heads and Chairs: Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education
Sharon Mosher, The University of Texas at Austin; Jeffrey Ryan, University of South Florida; Ginny Peterson, Grand Valley State University; Sara Harris, University of British Columbia
This workshop is intended to help department heads, chairs, and undergraduate program directors with addressing challenges in their curricula and/or degree programs aimed at better preparing their students for ...

A New Climate Science Curriculum: Proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology at SUNY Oneonta
Christopher Karmosky, SUNY College at Oneonta; Melissa Godek, SUNY College at Oneonta
In this work, we present a novel curriculum for a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology that has been proposed at SUNY Oneonta. The observable effects of climate change and the debate about what ...

A Pilot Study to Assess Chemistry Education in the Geosciences
Erika Zocher, Northern Illinois University; Nicole LaDue, Northern Illinois University
It is well established that chemistry is an integral discipline underlying many scientific concepts. However, chemistry also presents challenges and misconceptions that act as barriers for many students (Birk & ...

Model-Based Teaching and Learning about Earth's Climate: Two Secondary Teachers' Implementation of a Curriculum Unit
Kimberly Carroll Steward, University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Devarati Bhattacharya, Central Washington University; Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington; Mark Chandler, Auburn University Main Campus
The Next Generation Science Standards (Next Generation Science Standards Lead States, 2013) and the Essential Principles for Climate Literacy (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2009) have helped ...