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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Attracting a Diverse Student Population in your Programs and Departments

Friday, June 21, 2013

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, our panelists discuss successful programs and strategies for increasing diversity in student recruitment to geoscience programs in the United States.

Our panelists include:

  • Diane Doser, Professor, Deparment of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Samue Mukasa, Dean and Professor, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire

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Best Practices for Recruiting Undergraduate Students into Introductory Geoscience Courses

Friday, May 17, 2013

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, our panelists look at some best practices for recruiting undergraduate students that are in introductory geoscience courses to become majors.

Our panelists include:

  • Robert Thomas, Environmental Science Department, University of Montana Western
  • Wayne Powell, Deparment of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College, CUNY

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Engaging Students in Building Departmental Community II - The Role of Co-Curricular Activities

Friday, April 19, 2013

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program discusses insights from the AGI Careers Roadshow presentations, and leads the discussion about strategies for creating student community in the geoscience department.

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Engaging Students in Building Departmental Community - The Role of Student Organizations

Friday, March 22, 2013

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, our panelists discuss ways to build department community with students through extra-curricular student groups. The webinar highlights two presentations - one from Pomona College in California and the other from the College of William and Mary. Both highlight a number of activities which have led to strong senses of community among the students in their geoscience programs.

Our panelists include:

  • Linda Reinen, Associate Professor of Geology, Pomona College
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Engaging Students in Building Departmental Community - The Role of Student Organizations

Legal Issues Related to Field Trips

Friday, February 22, 2013

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, our panelists look at the various legal and safety issues of importance in the conduct of geoscience field trips and field courses. This webinar and the ensuing discussion touches a number of pertinent issues, including safety, liability, dealing with behaviors, and working with the legal counsel of your institution.

Our panelists include:

  • David Mogk, Professor and Chair, Montana State University
  • Steven Whitmeyer, Associate Professor, James Madison University...

Legal Issues Related to Field Trips

Faculty Assessment

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, Lydia Fox from the University of the Pacific and Jon Harbor from Purdue University look at issues and processes related to the assessment of faculty.

Faculty Assessment

Program Assessment

Thursday, November 15, 2012

This AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar examines the issues and strategies for successful program assessment for geoscience departments in the university environment. Randy Richardson of the University of Arizona leads the discussion regarding the experiences and feedback he has received from other institutions.

Program Assessment

Geoscience Exit Survey - Results & Future

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, Carolyn Wilson from AGI's Workforce Program looks at the preliminary results for the Geoscience Student Exit Survey, including data that begins to establish trends between the 2011 and 2012 pilot tests.

Geoscience Exit Survey - Results & Future

Student Recruitment

Thursday, September 20, 2012

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, Dallas Rhodes and Charles Trupe discuss successful strategies for geoscience departments to recruit new students, and also discuss their experiences at Georgia Southern University.

Student Recruitment

Geoscience Student Pathways

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In this AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar, Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program discusses the results of her Master's thesis research, and outlines the sources and pathways from which geoscience majors enter into the geoscience profession, and the critical incidents of each pathway.

Geoscience Student Pathways

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