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 BlogBi-weekly blog posts that address topics related to supporting students' success, facilitating students' professional pathways, broadening participation, and catalyzing change.Principles of Effective Workshop DesignApproach designing workshops like you would approach designing a learning experience for your students.Materials for Faculty Development WorkshopsThese materials can be adopted or adapted and they are also useful as models for developing presentations and session plans for faculty professional development.Diversity and InclusionAttract students from underrepresented groups, and support their success, and prepare them for careers.Develop Students' Science IdentityHelp students build an identity for themselves as a geoscientist and see a place for themselves in the discipline.Implement Active LearningStudents take more responsibility for their own learning and faculty play a less central role.Embrace Adjunct FacultyGive adjunct faculty the tools they need to be successful and full members of the departmental community.

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.