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David McConnell Publishes Article on InTeGrate in Earth Magazine
Posted: Feb 20 2018
David McConnell of North Carolina State University published an article on InTeGrate in the latest issue of Earth magazine. Titled, "Making the first (and last) geoscience class count," the article calls attention to opportunities within introductory geoscience courses to address grand societal challenges that are rooted in the geosciences, thus helping students develop "an appreciation for the global perspective, cultural sensitivity and scientific insight that inform decisions regarding the challenges humans will face in the future."
New Articles Available on the SAGE Musings Blog
Posted: Feb 15 2018
The SAGE 2YC project is building a national network of two-year college geoscience faculty who implement evidence-based practices that will lead to improved STEM learning, broadened participation, and a more robust STEM workforce. Four new articles related to these project goals are now available on the SAGE Musings blog, focusing on how mindset affects student learning, research summarizing the power of value affirmation on the performance of underrepresented students in STEM, experiments in flipping a geoscience course, and strategies for engaging all students by cultivating their voices.
JGE Theme Issue Call for Papers: New Developments in Diversity and Inclusiveness in Geosciences
Posted: Feb 15 2018
In an upcoming edition centered on the theme of New Developments in Diversity and Inclusiveness in Geosciences, the Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) will explore issues on pipeline development, recruitment and retention, graduate education and special topics such as minority serving institutions and non-traditional opportunities in both case studies and broad research investigations. Potential authors should submit a letter of intent by April 1, 2018.
NSS/Geosciences and Environment and Natural Science Program/Assistant Professor of Geology
Posted: Feb 13 2018
California State University, Los Angeles seeks Assistant Professor of Geology, joint appointment with the Department of Geosciences and Environment and with the Natural Science Program.
InTeGrate 2018 Spring Webinar Series Continues
Posted: Feb 12 2018
Free and open to the public, the InTeGrate 2018 Spring Webinar Series will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies. The series begins Thursday, February 15 with the webinar Interdisciplinary Teaching and Sustainability. The registration deadline for this webinar is Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Department Chair - Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - University of Northern Colorado
Posted: Feb 9 2018
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences seeks a visionary Chair to work collaboratively with the department's faculty and provide leadership in the development and oversight of instructional programs, research, and service commitments in the department. The Chair assumes responsibility for administration, budgetary coordination, faculty/staff hiring and evaluations, professional development, community advancement, and facilitating the acquisition of external funds through grants and contracts.
2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous now accepting abstracts, teaching demo proposals, and working group applications—Deadline March 1
Posted: Jan 22 2018
The 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous (July 16-20) will provide a unique opportunity to present and discuss your work with an audience of Earth educators. All are invited to submit abstracts and teaching demonstration proposals to the conference's contributed program by March 1. Groups wishing to conduct a concurrent working group session at the Rendezvous should also submit an application by March 1.
USGS/NAGT Cooperative Field Training Program
Posted: Nov 4 2017
Started in 1965, the NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences. Over the past fifty years, more than 2,300 students have participated in this program with an impressive number of these individuals becoming full-time employees of the USGS. The deadline for nominations is October 16, 2018.
SAGE Musings: the SAGE 2YC Project Blog
Posted: May 3 2017
The SAGE 2YC project (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents) has launched a blog, SAGE Musings. The bi-weekly blog posts address topics related to supporting students' academic success, facilitating students' professional pathways in the geosciences, broadening participation in the geosciences, and catalyzing change.
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