Boise State University
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Relative vs. Numerical Dating and Geochronology with Beads part of Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
Students use relative dating principles to interpret the ages of rocks in a block diagram. They then "date" samples from these rocks to test their relative age hypotheses. Sample dating is done by ...
Evolution of Western North America part of Process of Science:Courses
This course is designed to provide future geoscientists with a basic understanding of how geological processes have shaped the structure and evolution of the western North American continent. The study of the ...
Boise State University's Preparation of Undergraduates for Geoscience Careers part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Essays
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University has approximately 150 undergraduate majors in two degree programs. The BS in geophysics is a small program with ...
Teaching About Time part of Rates and Time:Workshop 2012:Essays
Karen Viskupic, Geosciences Department, Boise State University I am a geologist at Boise State University working to develop a series of online activities about geochronology in partnership with workshop ...
Assessment in the Department of Geosciences, Boise State University part of Building Strong Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Karen Viskupic, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University Since 2004, the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University has been assessing its undergraduate programs according to a formal plan that ...
Conference Presentations (7)
Evidence for Reformed Teaching in Undergraduate Geoscience Course Syllabi part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session III
A syllabus introduces students to information about a course, is one of the first ways students and instructors interact, and sets the tone of the course. We reviewed course syllabi of instructors who we observed ...
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Teaching your upper-level course online: A Community Collaboration to build robust online Geoscience courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Morning Workshops:Teaching Online
Are you worried about teaching your upper-level course in one of the "alternate" formats required by the COVID-19 pandemic? Or perhaps you already did so and know what worked pretty well and what needs ...
Pacific Northwest Section, Geoscience Education Research Division, Teacher Education Division