Effects of the 2008 Economic Crisis on Geoscience Departments

Monday, April 6, 2009

From the end of 2008 through the early part of 2009, an increasing number of representatives from academic institutions began expressing concerns about the viability of their geoscience programs in the face of cutbacks due to the economic downturn. To better assess this situation, the American Geological Institute added an optional survey as  part of the 2009 Directory of Geoscience Departments update process. The survey consisted of five questions that pertained to impacts of the economic downturn on geoscience departments.


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