Theme: Program Design

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Faculty perceptions of inclusivity, belonging and SoTL after FLC participation
Meghan Cook, Purdue University-Calumet Campus; Emily Hixon, Purdue University-Calumet Campus
At Purdue University Northwest, the Center for Faculty Excellence facilitated two concurrent Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) on inclusive teaching in STEM during the 2022 calendar year. To understand the impact ...

Enhancing Teaching and Learning about Water: Sustained Professional Development for K-12 Science Teachers
Brenda Costello, The University of Texas at Arlington; Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington; Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington
The hydrologic cycle plays a crucial role in Earth's ability to sustain the complex ecosystems that make the planet rich and diverse. As the world's population increases, water resources may become ...

Improve the competitiveness of your next NSF Proposal: Assessing the Broader Impacts Plan
Ellen Iverson, Carleton College; Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College; Janice McDonnell, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; LIESL HOTALING, Eidos
Any project that receives funds from the National Science Foundation must address two merit criteria: intellectual merit, the potential to advance knowledge, and broader impacts, the potential to benefit society ...

A Bridge to Marine Geosciences: A Learning Community for College Transfer Students
Mikelle Nuwer, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; Jose M. Guzman, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; Jane Dolliver, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; LuAnne Thompon, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; Kerry A Naish, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
To address the issue of underrepresentation of historically excluded groups (HEG) working in STEM occupations, we developed GEODUC - "Geoscience Education, Oceanographic Discovery, Undergraduate ...

Supporting teaching and learning in the Food-Energy-Water (FEW)-Nexus through a National Collaborative
Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; Nicole Sintov, Ohio State University-Main Campus; Hui-Hui Wang, Purdue University-Main Campus; Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus; Doug Lombardi, University of Maryland-College Park; Chelsie Romulo, University of Northern Colorado
The Food-Energy-Water (FEW)-Nexus has emerged as a powerful framework for teaching and learning that supports systems thinking and decision making in coupled human-natural systems. The National Collaborative for ...

Assessing geoscience major learning objectives using a course-based undergraduate field research experience
Phil Resor, Wesleyan University; Rachael Barlow, Wesleyan University; Tim Ku, Wesleyan University; Suzanne O'Connell, Wesleyan University; Dana Royer, Wesleyan University; Kim Diver, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
A key question is how successful geoscience bachelor's degree programs are at building skills students require for future success. In Wesleyan University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences ...

Supporting early-career researchers in today's job market - Lessons from a Career Development Retreat for Postdoctoral Fellows
Patricia Montano, NCAR/UCAR; Rebecca Haacker, NCAR/UCAR; Valerie Sloan, NCAR/UCAR; Scott Landolt, NCAR/UCAR; Scott Briggs, NCAR/UCAR; Man-Yau Chan, NCAR/UCAR; Samantha Hartke, NCAR/UCAR
Being a postdoctoral fellow can be a rewarding, yet stressful time in the life of a researcher. The pressures of establishing a research portfolio while looking for the next career position can be challenging. ...

Where are Students Developing the Skills and Dispositions Needed for the Geoscience Workforce?
Kaelyn Lagerwall, Boise State University; Karen Viskupic, Boise State University; Anne Egger, Central Washington University; Mark Schmitz, Boise State University
This study aims to identify trends in undergraduate geoscience course instruction and assess its impact on students' development of critical workforce skills and dispositions, with the goal of utilizing these ...

WRANE: an Out-of-School-Time Learning Ecosystem for Pre-University Students Focusing on Water-Related Geoscience Research
Tracy Quan, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus; Ashley Burkett, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus; Toni Ivey, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus; Jim Puckette, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
The Water Research, Assessment, and Networking Ecosystem (WRANE) is an NSF-funded program designed to educate pre-university students and teachers on water-related geoscience topics and increase the exposure of ...

Sustainability: Intentional integration
Jennifer Cholnoky, Skidmore College; Mary Abercrombie, Florida Gulf Coast University
In this workshop, we will investigate the many faceted connections between sustainability and the geosciences. Within breakout groups, we will explore strategies for integrating sustainability concepts into our ...