The goals of this workshop are to identify:
- Welcoming remarks, workshop goals, introductions - John Taber, Paul Santi
7:00 Move to Calvary Church
7:15 Keynote address - Breaking out of the Silo: Training a new breed of Geoengiscists (Acrobat (PDF) 4.4MB Mar6 13) - Terri Hogue, School of Mines
Engineering and the Geosciences - Envisioning a Sustainable Future
This session will address the combination of geoscience and engineering that will be needed in the workforce of the future to create a sustainable future.
Panel Discussion followed by group discussion
- Panel: Thalia Anagnos, Joel Aquino (synthesis notes)
- How do we get students to think in terms of flexibility/adaptability, what we do today is not what we'll be doing 5 or 10 years from now?
- What training did you receive as a student (both academic and beyond academic) that allowed you to be flexible in your career?
- What are the challenges to communicating between the geoscience and engineering cultures?
- How are we currently creating cross-disciplinary courses and how do we do it in the future?
8:00 Continental breakfast- Calvary Church
8:30 Overview of the InTeGrate project (PowerPoint 1MB Mar6 13) and of the day -Cathyrn Manduca
- Introduction: Challenges in Integrating Engineering and Geoscience Cultures (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 535kB Mar7 13) - Paul Santi
- Small group discussions and report out using workspace pages
- What are the major societal challenges that need cross-disciplinary approaches?
- How do we get students as well as faculty to value cross-disciplinary communication?
- Panel: Laurel Goodell, Gigi Richard, Kevin Amende
- Presentations of successes and challenges faced, followed by a group discussion of what is working and the challenges across the examples
- Reinventing the Introductory Geology Course at Princeton University (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.3MB Mar7 13) - Laurel Goodell
- Accidentally Teaching Engineering to Science Majors (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.1MB Mar7 13) - Gigi Richard
- Natural Resources of the West Water and Drought at Colorado Mesa course description – from Gigi Richard
- Course-level Examples of Geoscience in "Mechanical" Engineering (PowerPoint 9.5MB Mar7 13) - Kevin Amende
- Montana State EcoSmart House Project - from Kevin Amende
Service Learning in the Geosciences from On the Cutting Edgeprovides information about how to design and implement service learning projects in geoscience courses and includes a set of examples that can be used as is or adapted to your classroom.
Service Learning from Pedagogies in Action describes what service learning is, why it is important, and how it can be used in the classroom. It also provides examples of projects from a variety of disciplines and related resources.
Math you Need this project seeks to help remediate mathematics for introductory geoscience students through student-centered, online, asynchronous tutorials. Each topic is presented in a geoscience context with student pages that (1) introduce the concept and present an algorithm for solving problems, (2) a set of practice problems with worked answers, and (3) provide an opportunity for students to show what they learned with an online quiz.
- Introduction: Bringing Real World Experiences and Examples into the Classroom (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.3MB Mar7 13) - Anne Ronan
- Table discussions and report out using workspace pages
- Separated into class topics (e.g. hydro, hazards, environmental, civil engineering, mineral resources, global change)
Building Strong Geoscience Departments -This project helps geoscience departments adapt and prosper in a changing and challenging environment by disseminating community expertise on topics such as geoscience curricula and programs, retaining and recruiting top faculty and students, program assessment, and maintaining the department as a valued institutional partner.
1:45-2:15 Challenges and potential solutions for developing integrated activities -Vince Cronin, Horacio Ferriz, Francis Jones
- Challenges and Potential Solutions for Developing Integrated Activities (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 13.9MB Mar7 13) - Vince Cronin
- Field Trips (PowerPoint 3.8MB Mar7 13) -Horacio Ferriz
- Integrated Activities and Challenges of Assessing "Higher level" Thinking Skills (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 334kB Mar7 13) - Francis Jones
- Grouped by student audience (eg. civil engineers, environmental engineers, geoscience students, intro students)
- Generate proposal team topics for modules/courses
4:00-5:25 Working groups: Develop potential proposals for new course modules
5:25-5:30 End of Day Plenary and workshoproadcheck assessment
6:00 Dinner at Table Mountain Inn
Topics of the day:
- How do we integrate sustainability principles into our courses?
- How do we collectively provide the education needed for the future across disciplinary boundaries? For all students?
8:30-8:40 Overview of the day - John Taber
- Panel: Brenda Bowen, Steven Burian, Daniel Morgan
- Discussion (small groups at tables) of barriers and opportunities for integrating sustainability into courses
- Bridging the Disciplinary Divide with Sustainability (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.6MB Mar8 13) - Steve Burian
- Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 516kB Mar8 13) - Dan Morgan
- Introduction - Diane Doser
- Small group discussion and report out usingworkspace pages- first at table and then with proposal group
- What do you see as barriers to diversity in your community?
- What has worked for reaching diverse audiences in your community?
10:45-11:30 Work with proposal teams to get proposals ready for short (5 min) overview report out to group
11:30-12:30 Lunch- Calvary Church
- Individual reflection - what to take home
- Report out from proposal teams
- Synthesis and next steps - Cathryn Manduca
2:00 PM Adjourn