RFG 2018 Conference

Geology Technical Competencies

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Geology Technical Competencies

 

Faculty were asked about the amount of preparation their Master's students receive for 36 different geology-based technical competencies.  Students were asked how prepared they feel in each of these skills.  Finally, non-academic professionals indicated how important each of these are to their current positions within the geoscience workforce.  The content for investigating the technical geology competencies was taken from the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Task Analysis Survey.  ASBOG is responsible for developing, writing, refining and grading the "Fundamentals of Geology" and "Practicing Geology" examinations used for state licensure. The graphs above illuminate 12 of the 36 competencies' trends.