Events

JSG Happenings

Agenda

Friday, January 8th

7:00 a.m. Shuttle departs from hotels (outside hotel lobbies)
7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Check-in (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
8:30 a.m. Welcome, Introduction, Goals & Logistics: Sharon Mosher, Organizing Committee Chair; Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
8:45 a.m. Overview of Results: 2014 Summit, Survey, Geoscience Employers Workshop (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
 9:30 a.m. Panel: Integrating Concepts/Skills/Competencies into Curriculum & Courses (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)

  • David Mogk (Professor, Montana State University)
  • David Sparks (Associate Professor & Associate Department Head, Texas A&M)
  • Barb Tewksbury (Upson Chair of Public Discourse, Hamilton College)
 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
 10:45 a.m. Working Group Breakout Sessions (10-13 people per group; individual rooms as assigned)
 12:00 p.m. Lunch (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
 1:00 p.m. Working Group Reports & All Participant Discussion (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
 2:00 p.m. Panel: Pedagogy, Teaching Concepts/Skills/Competencies Effectively (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)

  • David McConnell (Professor, North Carolina State University)
  • Steve Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, James Madison University)
  • Kim Kastens (Special Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
  • Chuck Connor (Professor & Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship, University of South Florida)
  • Sean Gulick (Research Professor, University of Texas at Austin)
 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
 3:45 p.m. Working Group Breakout Sessions (10-13 people per group; individual rooms as assigned)
 4:45 p.m. Working Group Reports & All Participant Discussion (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
 5:30 p.m. Reception & Dinner (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
 7:00 p.m. Shuttles depart for hotels (from circle drive at 23rd & San Jacinto)

 

Saturday, January 9th

7:00 a.m. Shuttle departs from hotels (outside hotel lobbies)
7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
8:30 a.m. Overview of Results: Barriers/Solutions/Rewards from 2014 Summit and Survey (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
8:40 a.m. Panel: Overcoming Barriers, Finding Solutions, Creating Incentives and Rewards (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)

  • David Matty (Dean, Weber State University)
  • Walt Robinson (Professor & Department Head, North Carolina State University)
  • Cailin Orr (Assistant Director of Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College)
9:45 a.m. Coffee Break (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
9:45 a.m. Working Group Breakout Sessions (new working groups; 10-13 people per group; individual rooms as assigned)
10:45 a.m. Individual Planning: How to Move Own Institution Forward
11:30 a.m. Working Groups Reconvene to Discuss Individual Plans
12:15 p.m. Lunch (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
1:15 p.m. Working Group Reports on Individual Plans & All Participant Discussion (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
 2:15 p.m. Panel: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Geoscience Students & Empowering Transitions Between 2YC & 4YC (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)

  • Diane Doser (Professor, University of Texas at El Paso)
  • Joshua Villalobos (Associate Professor, El Paso Community College)
  • Chris Houser (Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Texas A&M)
 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
 3:30 p.m. Working Group Breakout Sessions (Friday’s working groups; 10-13 people per group; individual rooms as assigned)
4:30 p.m. Working Group Reports & All Participant Discussion (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
5:45 p.m. Shuttles depart for hotels (from circle drive at 23rd & San Jacinto)
Dinner on own – continue working on individual or group plans

 

Sunday, January 10th

7:30 a.m. Shuttle departs from hotels (outside hotel lobbies)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
9:00 a.m. Working Groups Breakout Session. Discuss & Submit Preliminary Plans (Saturday morning’s new working groups; 10-13 people per group; individual rooms as assigned)
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
10:45 a.m. Working Group Reports & All Participant Discussion: Plans for Moving Forward When Return Home; Unresolved Issues, External Help Needed (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
11:30 a.m. Final Discussion: Summary of Progress, Next Steps and Roadmap for Future Organizing Committee; Moderated by Sharon Mosher (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
12:15 p.m. Lunch (boxed) (Holland Family Student Center; JGB 2.102)
1:00 p.m. Shuttles depart for hotels & airport (from circle drive at 23rd & San Jacinto)
Airport arrival estimated at 1:45 – 2:00 p.m.