NAGT and its sponsored projects have a number resources that can be of use to geoscience departments at all levels.
Building Strong Geoscience Departments is a project focused on helping geoscience departments adapt and prosper in a changing and challenging environment. Through workshops, a website, and sessions at professional meetings, this project aims to stimulate discussions and disseminate community expertise on topics such as approaches to core content and curriculum, retaining and recruiting top faculty and students, and maintaining the department as a valued institutional partner.
This site examines the role of geoscience departments and faculty in preparing preservice teachers and supporting practicing teachers who teach Earth science at all pre-college levels. Originally developed as a part of the DLESE Community Services project, this site is now being supported by NAGT.
The Traveling Workshops Program (TWP) brings national leaders in geoscience education to your campus or regional event. The Building Stronger Departments track consists of 1-2 day workshops that bring two trained leaders to your institution to facilitate a working session with all members of your department. They offer a menu of interactive sessions fully supported with online resources. All sessions feature presentations, discussions, and action planning.
NAGT recognizes outstanding teaching assistants in geoscience education with up to 30 awards annually. Both undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants are eligible for the award which consists of a one year membership in NAGT, a one year subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education, and a certificate.
NAGT has taken considered positions on some of the important modern educational issues. These position statements can provide departments and individual faculty a valuable platform from which to advocate on their own local issues.
This resource was written by Barbara and David Tewksbury as a guide to some of the important issues that departments and faculty should think about when they are going to work with students in the field.