January 10-12, 2014
Jackson Geological Sciences Building, University of Texas at Austin
Participants: The meeting starts with breakfast at 7:15 am Friday, Jan. 10th and will end at 1:00 pm Sunday, Jan 12th. Please check the Schedule/Agenda and Summit Information prior to the Summit. If you have not received these by mail already, please contact Mayda Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or download them from this site. Note that new background reading has been added.
We are 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.
Significant advances in the geosciences and in STEM education have taken place in the 17 years since the geoscience community last gathered to take an in-depth review of undergraduate geoscience education in 1996. Critical questions to be addressed include: What should an undergraduate geoscience curriculum cover? What are best practices for student learning and use of technology in the geosciences? How can we best prepare our undergraduate students for future geoscience careers? What can we do to broaden the participation of both underrepresented minorities and 2-year colleges, and increase the number of qualified K-12 geoscience teachers?
Our goal 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.
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