Contribute your Essay

Please contribute your essay via this form no later than February 7, 2014.

In advance of the workshop, please submit a one to two page essay describing how your programs help students understand the relevance of their learning about the Earth to issues they care about. What does it mean to be "societally important" and "relevant" to your student population? How does this work inform the department's work throughout the cycle of attracting new students, supporting them through the major, and preparing them for careers? Your essay will become part of the public website.

Your essay should compliment the minority support program description and degree program description that you have also submitted and reference important information on them, but not duplicate material already submitted. Together with these other pages, the essay will help the other participants understand the efforts your department has made to broaden access to the earth and environmental sciences. Since everyone will be asked to read these pages, your attention to brevity and clarity will be appreciated.

If there are references (either your own or the work of others) that are important to your thinking, please list them at the end of the essay. You will upload the text of your essay via an online form, but we suggest that you compose it in a word processing program, rather than typing it into that form as you compose it. Also, please proofread your essay, as we will not do that for you.

Complete the following form and click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page to contribute your essay to the InTeGrate website.

Copyright: You retain all rights to your contributed work and are responsible for referencing other people's work and for obtaining permission to use any copyrighted material within your contribution. By contributing your work to this website, you give InTeGrate a license for non-commercial distribution of the material, provided that we attribute the material to you. The material is shared under a Creative Commons license (opens in a new window).

Thank you in advance for making this contribution!

Please upload your essay (in PDF or Word format) using the file upload below. We need you to upload it as a file because most formatting will be lost from the text you pasted above. Having you both paste the text and upload the file saves us hours of work. (Thank you!)

You may also choose to upload up to two additional files or images to supplement your essay. This is completely optional. If you choose to upload additional files, you must hold the copyright to the file contents or have written permission to use them from the copyright holder.