AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinars

The American Geosciences Institute is collaborating with the American Geophysical Union's Heads and Chairs program to provide critical support for geoscience academic departments. One of the key activities of this collaboration is the monthly webinar series that is available for anyone to participation in, but which are specifically designed to address issues raised by geoscience department chairs.

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AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs: A Look at the Class of 2015 - AGI's Exit Survey Results

Friday, May 20, 2016

The 2015 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates report details all the results from AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey for graduates of the 2014-2015 academic year.  The results highlight the lack of advanced quantitative skills, a lower percentage of students interested in graduate school, and a change over in the industries hiring bachelor's graduates right out of school.  Please join panelist, Carolyn Wilson (American Geosciences Institute), to learn more about AGI's Exit Survey results for 2015 and share your thoughts on this...

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AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs: A Look at the Class of 2015 through AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey

Mentoring and Nurturing Junior Faculty

Friday, April 22, 2016

A look at strategies for supporting the professional development  of junior faculty, including addressing specific circumstances such as gender-related issues.

Mentoring junior faculty

The Benefits and Challenges of having Geoscience Education Research Faculty in your Department

Friday, March 18, 2016

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, our panelists discuss the benefits and challenges posed by having geoscience education research faculty in your department.

Our panelists include:

  • Karen McNeal, Associate Professor, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • Walter Robinson, Professor and Department Head, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • Anthony Feig, Associate Professor, Department of...
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Benefits and Challenge of Geoscience Education Research Faculty in your Department

Developing Successful Industry and Academia Partnerships: An Example from Florida

Friday, February 12, 2016

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, Jeffrey Ryan (University of South Florida) and Mike Schackne (S&ME, Inc.) look at the history and strategies of implementing a successful partnership between industry and an academic program at the University of South Florida.

Developing Successful Industry and Academia Partnerships

Effectively Leading Your Department through Change

Friday, November 13, 2015

Change management is one of the most critical skills for department heads. In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, Ben Wolfe (University of Kansas, Edwards Campus) examines approaches to leading your department through different types of changes, and how to address issues of resistance.

Effectively Leading a Department through Change - AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar

Geoscience Workforce & the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education

Friday, October 9, 2015

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, Sharon Mosher (Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin) discusses the the results of the 2015 Summit on Undergraduate Geoscience Education Employers workshop. Results of surveys on skills and competencies expected by employers is also detailed.

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Geoscience Workforce & the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education

Competencies Approaches to Building a Robust Geoscience Workforce

Friday, September 25, 2015

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, Christopher Keane and Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program provide an overview of competency-based approaches for higher education, including examples of programs using this approach rather than traditional course structures. This webinar also looks at a recent AGI/AAG study on terminal Master's programs and how their outcomes align with employers needs, which reflects an application of a competency-based structure.

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Competencies Approaches to Building a Robust Geoscience Workforce

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