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.
A guided discussion about the current state of the geoscience workforce and what the most recent data is indicating about emerging trends in skills, employment, and investment in the geosciences. This discussion will be lead by AGI's Workforce Program.
An open discussion on the challenges of balancing the need to grow enrollment but doing so without sacrificing quality or rigor in your program.
A discussion lead by Sharon Mosher (University of Texas) and Jeff Ryan (University of South Florida) about the work being currently done relative to a summit series on graduate gesocience education, and an update on the next steps from the summit series on undergraduate education.
An open discussion for current and new chairs to share their ideas, concerns, and best practices in an effort to strengthen all geoscience programs.
An open conversation and discussion about best approaches to dealing with the unique issues of harassment in the field. Discussion will be lead by Erika Marin Spiotta, U of Wisconsin and the GeoADVANCE team.
A webinar and discussion focused on current best practices related to safety procedures for geoscience field trips as well as field camps. Discussion will be lead by Jinny Sisson, U of Houston; Alex Robinson, University of Houston; and John Weber, Grand Valley State University
A webinar on best practices related to conducting an external review of your department. Discussion lead will be Lisa Park Boush, University of Connecticut.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will provide an update on the latest findings from AGI's geoscience student exit survey. Recording is now available.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar to discuss examples of implementing curriculum reform within a geoscience department.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will look at the experiences of smaller departments in their efforts to raise external funds and what actions proved most successful.