Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education Summit

published Oct 8, 2013 11:28am
January 10-12, 2014
Jackson Geological Sciences Building
University of Texas at Austin

The Jackson School of Geosciences of the University of Texas at Austin is hosting an NSF-sponsored summit on the Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education to engage a broad spectrum of the geoscience community in a comprehensive review of geoscience curriculum, pedagogy, and use of technology with the ultimate, longer-term goal of creating a community vision for undergraduate geoscience education in the future.

Deadline for application to attend: October 15, 2013
Apply at: https://apps.jsg.utexas.edu/form/future-of-geoscience-undergraduate-education-forum

The goal of the summit is to bring together department heads and chairs and other geoscience administrators with innovative faculty using new modes of teaching, such as hybrid/blended learning, flipped classrooms, or MOOCs, and new pedagogies for STEM education derived from discipline-based education research (DBER). Faculty/administrator teams from an individual institution are encouraged to apply. A $62 registration fee covers the costs of breakfasts, lunches and refreshments during the day. Some funding for travel expenses is available.