The Workforce Program hosts webinars on a variety of topics related to the geosciences, ranging from career development topics and economics of geoscience to topics of interest to support the success of geoscience academic departments.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will provide an update on the latest findings from AGI's geoscience student exit survey.
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.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will examine current trends in the geoscience workforce and discuss emerging issues that are defining what a career in the geosciences in the mid-21st Century will require for success.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar that examines current best practices related to the policies and implementation issues of geoscience field camps.
Professionalism refers to the attitudes and behaviors that impact interpersonal relations in the workplace, the foundations of which are based on the concepts of power, trust, respect, responsibility, justice, and fairness. The nature of the Geosciences (e.g., working with an incomplete record, temporal and spatial scales beyond human perception, uncertainty in natural systems), and the geoscience work environment (e.g., in the field, laboratory, with extensive travel) presents many situations where ethical dilemmas may arise. Recent high-visibility transgressions have brought special attention to sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. Everyone has a right to a safe, inclusive, supportive, and productive work environment and a high bar must be set for both students and faculty to ascribe to the highest professional standards of the discipline. This webinar will introduce topics that contribute to workplace "climate" (e.g., microaggressions, implicit bias, empowering bystanders), and will provide suggestions for personal and institutional actions that can be taken to ensure that everyone can succeed in your workplace environment.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which introduces the concepts the use of e-portfolios for students as a means of evaluation and career preparation.
Many geological and related engineering professional associations were founded in the 19th and early 20th centuries but ethics codes were generally not adopted until after WWII. The AAPG Code of Ethics was the first code and was adopted in 1924. Codes have changed over the years for a variety of reasons as has their organization. There are common principles in the codes like honesty, integrity, transparency, etc. Most codes also explicitly state that protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare supersedes employer/client confidentiality. Emerging additions to ethics codes include statements about harassment and discrimination, sustainable development, and global human welfare. Whether an ethics code requires enforcement procedures, the implications of enforcing an ethics code, and the characteristics of effective disciplinary procedures are reviewed.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will explore current programs available in the community to support faculty in their data management needs, especially in light of new data retention and archiving requirements.
A briefing from one of the teams involved in recent NSF-supported efforts to boost equity and inclusion in the geosciences.