Heads and Chairs

GIFT workshop

Since 1997, this forum has discussed important issues common to geophysical science departments, including research funding, program assessment, modernization of post-secondary curricula, increasing faculty diversity, and student career planning. It also holds annual workshops immediately prior to the AGU Fall Meeting and offers webinars throughout the year. This group meets jointly on a biennial basis with the Heads and Chairs of Atmospheric Sciences departments.

See additional resources from NSF Advance Institutional Transformation Grant recipients and from SENCER.

Like to learn more about Heads and Chairs in general? Visit the Building Strong Geoscience Departments website for resources that highlight strategies and tools from the Building Strong Geoscience Departments project.

Looking for ways to strengthen your courses or programs? Consider applying to The Traveling Workshops Program which brings national leaders in geoscience education to your campus or regional event.

Contributing Partners:

2016-2017 Board of the AGU Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments
Tracy Frank, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Chair)
Matthew James, Sonoma State
John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas
John Gierke, Michigan Technological University (Past Chair)
Katherine Straub, Susquehanna University


Heads and Chairs Webinars

 AGU Education and AGI Geoscience Workforce Development are collaborating on webinars.

Especially geared towards Earth and space science department heads and chairs, but open to all.

AGU Heads and Chairs Workshops

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

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