Continuing the positive evolution of the AGI/NAGT Lab Manual in Physical Geology

Round Table Discussion


Vince Cronin, Baylor University

We want to open lines of communication between current, past, and prospective users of the AGI/NAGT Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology and its content editor (Vince Cronin). We hope to create a persistent community of geoscience educators who contribute to the positive evolution of the lab manual for the benefit of a diverse population of students. AGI and NAGT receive royalty income from the sale of this resource, which Pearson publishes.

We will provide an overview of the lab manual's history, audience, and current structure and content. We will solicit their opinions about several broad and specific characteristics of the current lab manual in the hope of identifying matters that the NAGT geoscience-ed community thinks are important to consider as the next edition takes shape. We anticipate that participants interested in further participation in the development of the Lab Manual will have the opportunity to do so.