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Sustain Faculty Learning

Every faculty member needs opportunities for continuing to learn about their craft. The resources here can help faculty members learn on their own or provide professional development for their colleagues.

SAGE Musings Button The SAGE Musings blog features bi-weekly posts that address topics related to supporting students' academic success, facilitating students' professional pathways in the geosciences, broadening participation in the geosciences, and catalyzing change.
Professional Development Approach designing professional development workshops like you would approach designing a learning experience for your students.
Materials for Faculty Development Workshops These materials can be adopted or adapted and they are also useful as models for developing presentations and session plans for faculty professional development.

Broaden Participation through Diversity and Inclusion Geoscience needs to attract students from populations traditionally underrepresented in the discipline and support their participation and success in order to reach into communities that will be affected by a changing world.
Science Identity Actively helping students build such an identity for themselves is particularly important for those from groups from nonstereotypical backgrounds as well as those with no close connection to a scientist role model.

Other Resources

  • InTeGrate: Support the Whole Student
    There are many moving parts to supporting all kinds of students. A holistic approach to supporting students is fundamental to their learning and appears to be particularly important in helping minority students persist in STEM majors.
  • Earth Educators' Rendezvous - Participant in the Earth Educators' Rendezvous are researchers and practitioners working in all aspects of undergraduate Earth education, including a mix of college faculty, graduate students, and K-12 teachers from all disciplines who are interested in improving their teaching about Earth. The conference program is made up of long-format professional development workshops, single-afternoon mini-workshops, contributed posters and presentations, and plenary sessions.
  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers - NAGT works to raise the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels. Its members include K-12 teachers and college and university faculty as well as educators working with the general public through outlets such as museums and science centers. NAGT's purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of the Earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the Earth sciences, and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public.