AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinars

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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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Friday, February 12, 2016 | 56 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
In this 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.
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Friday, November 13, 2015 | 45 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
Change management is one of the most critical skills for department heads. In this 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.
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Friday, October 9, 2015 | 50 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
In this 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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Friday, September 25, 2015 | 49 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
In this 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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Friday, May 8, 2015 | 30 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson from AGI's Workforce Program discusses the results from the 2014 Geoscience Student Exit Survey and the plans for 2015.
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Friday, April 17, 2015 | 47 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
In this webinar, Rebecca Haacker (SOARS Center for Undergraduate Research, UCAR) and Robert Rauer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) discuss best practices in doing geoscience research with undergraduates.
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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 42 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
In this webinar, Dr. Mary Anne Holmes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) discusses the results of the NSF-funded ADVANCE program efforts on Best Practices in Faculty Retention.
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Friday, February 20, 2015 | 46 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
In this webinar, Dave Mogk (Montana State University) and John Geissman (University of Texas at Dallas) discuss the current state of Geoethics guidelines and how to incorporate the concept into the undergraduate geoscience curriculum.
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Friday, November 14, 2014 | 52 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
In this webinar, Dallas Rhodes (Humbolt State University) leads a town-hall style discussion about current threats to geoscience programs and successful approaches to dealing with these threats.
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Friday, October 24, 2014 | 42 mins
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar
This webinar looks at successful programs which bring students from 2-year colleges into 4-year college geoscience programs.

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