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 Science Village 10

Lisa Gilbert, Cabrillo College
Lynsey LeMay, Virginia Peninsula Community College
Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University

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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 from a variety of institution ...
Beyond Your Classroom: Building Effective Geoscience Activities for Improved Student Learning with a Teacher Audience in Mind WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 104

Kyle Fredrick, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Heather Goss, American Geophysical Union

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Participants will be introduced to the Teach the Earth (TTE) portal to find existing resources to adopt or adapt for their own classrooms. Attendees will develop their own activity and work through the Teach the ...
Building Inclusive, Collegial, and Productive Interdisciplinary Project and Research Teams AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm E Building 104

Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Anne Egger, Central Washington University

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Geoscience education projects often require teams that are made up of K-12 and higher education faculty, researchers, students, and staff from multiple disciplines and institutions. This complex, interdisciplinary ...
Defining Learning Goals and Assessing Learning through an Active Learning Lens AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 10

Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College
Leilani Arthurs, University of Colorado at Boulder
Pierre Lu, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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This interactive 2.5-hour workshop will engage participants in (1) defining learning goals for a course they already teach or plan to teach in the future and (2) discussing how student learning can be assessed ...
Building Stronger Multidisciplinary Departments: Navigating a department merger AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 32

Walt Robinson, North Carolina State University
Julie Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College

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This workshop is designed for members of geology, geography, atmospheric sciences, and/or environmental science/studies departments/programs who have recently merged or are considering a merger. Workshop ...
Barriers & Catalysts to Implementing Evidence-Based Instructional Methods in Higher Education Geoscience Classrooms After Professional Development Participation
Monday 2:00pm E Building 202

Collette Wilfong, University of Colorado at Boulder
Leilani Arthurs, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Evidence-based instructional methods (EBIMs) increase student learning outcomes in undergraduate geoscience classrooms (Freeman et al., 2014). Borrego, Stains, and colleagues estimate that only 40-50% of ...
Professional Development Program Design and Potential for Higher Education Transformation at Three Types of Institutions of Higher Education
Monday 2:15pm E Building 202

Holly Fortener, University of Colorado at Boulder
Leilani Arthurs, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Teaching-focused professional development (PD) programs are experiences such as workshops designed to educate higher education instructors on topics related to teaching and learning. PD programs are common forms ...
Understanding Discovery Across SERC-Hosted Websites
Monday 2:30pm E Building 202

Sean Fox, Carleton College
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
Ashley Carlson, Carleton College
mahdi mohamed, Carleton College

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The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) hosts materials from over 120 geoscience education projects. However, the project-focused nature of the SERC website means that information is siloed and users have ...
Creating connections at sea - HBCUs and STEMSEAS ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm E Building 220

Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Jon Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Lisa White, University of California-Berkeley
Shondricka Burrell, Morgan State University
Emmanuel Atta-Obeng, Coppin State University
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University
Loretta Williams Gurnell, SUPERGirls SHINE Foundation
Dwight Ebanks, Savannah State University
Justin Ballenger, Morehouse College
Dawn Lewis, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Reginald Archer, Tennessee State University

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The STEMSEAS project aims to increase the number and diversity of undergraduate students who participate in scientific expeditions and enter the fields of Earth and ocean sciences. The STEMSEAS leadership team ...
Enhancing Computational Pathways in Undergraduate Environmental Majors ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm E Building 220

Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
Bhuwan Thapa, Appalachian State University
Simon Pendleton, Plymouth State University

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Digital and computational literacy, including the understanding, implementation and application of computer, software, and programming are increasingly important criteria for positions within the environmental ...
Field notes from the geoscience classroom by the June 2022 & January 2023 NAGT Outstanding Teaching Assistants POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Kristen Foley, Western Michigan University
Madelyn Petersen, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Joey Pasterski, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sydney Beltran, Tennessee Technological University
Elyssa Rivera, Auburn University Main Campus
Beth Bartel, Michigan Technological University
Ashlesha Khatiwada, The University of Montana-Missoula
Nicole Wagner, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Kiersten Crye, Georgia State University
Katie Withrow

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Teaching assistants (TAs) provide an important source of connection for undergraduate students, helping them master content, become more confident as scientists, and develop a wide array of skills. NAGT annually ...
Recruiting Experience - Early Results from Targeted Strategies at Baylor University POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Wayne Hamilton, Baylor University
Joe Yelderman Jr., Baylor University
Sharon Browning, Baylor University

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K-12 curriculum can affect career choices and potential college majors. Worldwide events such as a pandemic, petroleum prices, and changing climate can also affect these choices. Baylor University has employed ...
Science and communication at sea: The JR Academy for undergraduate students POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Lisa White, University of California-Berkeley
Laurel Childress, Texas A & M University

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The JR Academy is a program for undergraduate students on the ocean drilling vessel, JOIDES Resolution (JR). Designed to inspire students toward geoscience topics and careers, it was held in February 2023 for the ...
Designing for bidirectional community-university learning: The Community Resilience integrated into an Earth System Science Learning Ecosystem (CRESSLE) project POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Jay Banner, The University of Texas at Austin
Didey Montoya, The University of Texas at Austin
Lucy Atkinson, The University of Texas at Austin
Patrick Bixler, The University of Texas at Austin
Robert Duke, The University of Texas at Austin
Angela D. R. Smith, The University of Texas at Austin
Shirley Vincent, Vincent Evaluation Consulting

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Action for community resilience and environmental justice demands new educational structures, routines and practices that more equitably and productively integrate academic geoscience with local community-based ...
Professional Development for Higher Education Science Faculty that Improves Student Learning ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm CC Building Circadian

Peter Cormas, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Kyle Fredrick, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Min Li, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Louise Nicholson, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Sy Doan, RAND Corporation
Elizabeth Steiner, RAND Corporation

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Are you a higher education science faculty member who is or would like to create a professional development experience for your faculty that is most likely to impact student learning? In this roundtable, we will ...
How to Broaden your Teaching Experience as a Graduate Student ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm CC Building Circadian

Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines

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Most grad students and post-docs get their first exposure to teaching in labs, especially for introductory students. Whilst this can be a great experience, those wanting to pursue an academic career will benefit ...
Unearth Your Future: An online module about geoscience careers using DEI by design
Tuesday 3:50pm-4:10pm E Building 202

Danielle Sumy, EarthScope
Heather Houlton, Colorado School of Mines

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This is a 4-hour online, asynchronous module about geoscience careers using diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by design. The module can accompany existing introductory curriculum to introduce students to a ...
Creating an Online Learning Environment about Geoscience Careers and Licensure AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm E Building 217

Craig Nichol, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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Overview Student recruitment, retention and diversity can be improved by providing students with timely information on careers in earth science and related fields, and information on professional licensing ...
Designing Student-Centered Activities to Increase Engagement and Learning within Atmospheric Dynamics Courses WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 104

Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Zachary Handlos, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
John Knox, University of Georgia

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The goal of this 2-day workshop is to provide participants an opportunity to develop their own hands-on, student-centered (i.e., active learning) dynamics activity that participants can then readily use within ...
Teaching with Geochemical Data: A collaborative workshop to identify barriers and find solutions WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 217

Karin A. Block, CUNY City College
Hannah Adrienne Sweets, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Students frequently struggle when working with data. Handling solid earth geochemical data can be especially daunting as it requires a basic knowledge of stoichiometry, magma composition, and physical processes. ...
Getting the Most Out of your TA Experience WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Science Village 32

Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, EarthScope Consortium
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College

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In this workshop, we will help graduate students build their skills as teaching assistants (TAs) and articulate those skills in light of future careers. Participants will develop skills and confidence for ...
Case Studies and Discourse Analysis in Qualitative Geoscience Education Research WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Science Village 2

Samuel Nyarko, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Susan Meabh Kelly, Connecticut State Department of Education

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The goal of this workshop is to identify the types of research problems/questions that can be answered within qualitative education research frameworks. The primary focus will be on evaluating how decisions are ...
Ungrading for Equity: Developing assessment strategies that support learning for all students AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 2

Katharine Johanesen, Juniata College
Lily Claiborne, Vanderbilt University
Gabrielle Brown, Northern Vermont University - Lyndon
Easton Maxey, Vanderbilt University

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Ungrading is the practice of decentering or removing grades from the learning process to better support diverse student needs. It can help to reduce student stress and anxiety, stimulate more meaningful reflection ...
Essential factors to consider when partnering with and creating youth diversity outreach programs ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm E Building 202

Leah Turner, The University of Texas at Austin

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GeoFORCE Texas at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences is a very large, well-funded youth diversity outreach program created to introduce high school students to STEM, especially the geosciences. ...
Strategies for Teaching Intro Earth Science to STEM Majors ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm CC Building Creveling

Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines

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Many discussions about teaching introductory earth science focus on how to work with non-STEM majors but at a sizable number of institutions the majority, if not most students in an introductory class are STEM ...
An Oceanographic Analysis Using Maps: Oxnard College’s Study of the Hueneme Submarine Canyon Configuration, in California State Waters and Federal Waters within the San Pedro Channel, Offshore California POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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The Hueneme Submarine Canyon's configuration is structurally controlled by the Hueneme Fault Zone that was mapped from UNOCAL's seismic line collection in the 1980's. The Canyon depths were also ...
Lessons Learned While Implementing Open Source Computational Tools and Practices for Learning Quantitative Earth Sciences POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Francis Jones, University of British Columbia
Philip Austin, University of British Columbia
Tara Ivanochko, University of British Columbia

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Our goal for this contribution is to share what we learned about "costs" and "benefits" during a 3-year initiative to embed and improve open source resources and strategies for quantitative ...
New ADVANCEGeo Research Ethics Teaching Modules to Address NSF RECR and NIH RCR Training Requirements POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Blair Schneider, University of Kansas Main Campus
Kjir Hendrickson, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Hannah Horinek, University of Kansas Main Campus
Erika Marin-Spiotta, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The ADVANCEGeo Partnership is an NSF ADVANCE funded program to improve workplace climate conditions by developing bystander intervention education for a variety of audiences to appropriately respond to and prevent ...
Equipment Loans to Support Teaching Geophysics in the Field in Undergraduate Courses POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, EarthScope Consortium
Justin Sweet, EarthScope Consortium
Akram Mostafanejad, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida

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Interested to teach with geophysics instrumentation but need better access to equipment and supporting resources?A variety of geophysics field instruments available for loan for undergraduate teaching purposes ...
Unearthing Students' 21st Century Skills in a Geology Field Course POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Alyssa Abbey, California State University-Long Beach
Sara Dozier, California State University-Long Beach
Joseph Gutierrez, California State University-Long Beach

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Field experiences have been shown to increase students' learning and retention of subject-specific skills (e.g., geology) as well as more "universal" or "transferable" skills (e.g., Paor ...