Upcoming Webinars — Past Webinars
Thursday, 28 March 2019 2pm–3pm ET
Learn all about the Center and how you can utilize its resources to help advance your work and foster a positive work climate in science. In this webinar, AGU Vice President of Ethics, Billy Williams, will provide an overview and answer questions about AGU’s new Ethics and Equity Center. Learn more about the Center’s resources including how to request an ethics and equity workshop; the free legal consultation available to students, postdocs, and untenured faculty members; new leading practices resources; campus and departmental work-climate assessment tools and more.
Friday, 5 April 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Jinny Sisson, Alex Robinson, and John Weber
A webinar and discussion focused on current best practices related to safety procedures for geoscience field trips as well as field camps. Discussion will be lead by Jinny Sisson, University of Houston; Alex Robinson, University of Houston; and John Weber, Grand Valley State University.
Friday, 19 April 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Erika Marin Spiotta
An open conversation and discussion about best approaches to dealing with the unique issues of harassment in the field. Discussion will be lead by Erika Marin Spiotta, University of Wisconsin and the GeoADVANCE team.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Joseph Kerski, PhD, GISP, Education Manager, Esri
This webinar will explain that: 1. Story Maps are easy to create but powerful tools to communicate science. 2. Story Maps are tied to modern GIS - analytics and data. But one does not need to be a GIS expert to use and create story maps. 3. Story Maps can be used to address local to global issues in 2D and 3D. This webinar is great for any geoscientist who: 1. needs to communicate about their own research results, or hypothesis, or issue to their own organization, to a specific group, or to the general public 2. is examining the “where” question and therefore has a need to show at least some of their research and data on maps.
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Brandy Barnes will provide students and early career professionals with insights on preparing for a career in the environmental industries. This webinar is being jointly hosted by the American Geosciences Institute, AGU, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and the Geological Society of America. Please click here if you registered for the webinar and would like to watch the recording.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Learn about AGU's Celebrate 100 grants program and discuss strategies for creating a great proposal. We will especially focus on grant ideas for World Oceans Day.
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Kelly McCarthy, AGU Centennial Communications Manager
Learn about AGU's Celebrate 100 grants program and discuss strategies for creating a great proposal. This webinar will provide some focused support around planning an event for World Water Day.
Friday, 30 November 2018 1pm–2pm ET
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will provide an update on the latest findings from AGI's geoscience student exit survey.
Friday, 2 November 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Effective outreach at sea benefits from an understanding of basic communications techniques and best-practices, as well as an awareness of the unique challenges inherent in working from a ship. Limited bandwidth, limited time, and limited tools are just a few things to contend with once you've left shore, but the benefits of providing audiences with a behind-the-scenes, near real-time view of oceanographic field research and life at sea can help you burn through the static filling news feeds and reach new people. We'll take a look at some of the reasons why you should make the effort, some of the many ways to conduct outreach at sea, tips and tools that will help you accomplish your goals, and ways to avoid common pitfalls. Ken Kostel is the Director of Research Communications at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and has conducted outreach on more than one dozen research cruises.
Thursday, 1 November 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Friday, 26 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Jon Alberts, University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System
Thursday, 25 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Join us to learn to learn more about key science policy figures in Congress and the Administration. We'll profile:
- Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee;
- Jerry Moran (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee; and
- Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, nominee for the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Friday, 19 October 2018 1pm–2pm ET
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar to discuss examples of implementing curriculum reform within a geoscience department.
Thursday, 11 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Dr. Eileen O'Grady
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have too much on your plate ALL the time? Join Dr. Eileen O'Grady as she teaches the key elements of positive psychology, emotional intelligence , what to say Yes and NO to, why your friends matter, and how to cultivate bedrock behaviors.
Friday, 5 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Dr. Adam Soule
The webinar will introduce the participants to the National Deep Submergence Facilities vehicles (HOV Alvin, ROV Jason, and AUV Sentry) and describe their operational capabilities. The potential for the vehicles, on their own or in tandem, to achieve a range of cross-disciplinary science goals will be discussed.
Thursday, 4 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Climate Science Legal Defense Fund
Scientists in the United States are increasingly participating in various forms of activism and political engagement, especially around issues affecting science. Scientists – even those who work for federal agencies – are entitled to engage in this kind of advocacy. However, they need to be aware of the restrictions placed on these activities by anti-lobbying laws, which are designed to prevent misuse of federal funds by limiting how federal employees can influence Congress or government officials on specific issues. In this webinar, attorneys from the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund will discuss what falls under the definition of “lobbying” and how federally-employed scientists can be politically active without violating anti-lobbying laws; we’ll also provide examples of restricted and permissible activities.
Friday, 28 September 2018 1pm–2pm ET
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar 2which will look at the experiences of smaller departments in their efforts to raise external funds and what actions proved most successful.
Thursday, 27 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Shane Hanlon and Ryan Haupt
Have you ever wanted to guest host, start, or beef up your own science podcast? In this webinar, "Third Pod from the Sun" co-host Shane Hanlon and "Science... sort of" creator/co-host Ryan Haupt will discuss podcasting generalities, why podcast, tech, hosting, editing, & more!
Thursday, 20 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Making an effective and engaging scientific poster is just as much about design and aesthetics as it is about the research. Join us as we take a deep-dive into scientific poster design aesthetics and data visualization with science illustrator Amisha Gadani.
Friday, 14 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Dan Fornari, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Michael Perfit, University of Florida
Articles and handouts associated with this webinar can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hm9kxjwpx5fv0ne/AAA_THXdlkHIa0yK8vMg6wlMa?dl=0
Thursday, 13 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Crafting an engaging and effective message is important when trying to convey any point, especially when it comes to working with journalists. Join us to learn how to craft your science message for journalists!
Thursday, 6 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET
The webinar will explore both science and policy relating to the food-energy-water nexus. It will discuss the connections and trade-offs between the different elements, how science is contributing to our understanding, and Congressional policies aiming for a more sustainable and secure future.
Thursday, 30 August 2018 2pm–3pm ET
A plain-language abstract is an incredibly effective science communication tool because it allows researchers to reach a wider audience by summarizing papers in terms that are accessible to people outside of a specific scientific circle. In this webinar, learn how to identify your audience, reduce jargon, determine what key points to hit, & more!
Thursday, 16 August 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Eileen T. O'Grady
Writing a dissertation is a herculean task that requires a great deal of focus, energy, and time. But, with strategic planning and thoughtful self-reflection, the experience can be a valuable opportunity for professional and personal growth. Join us as certified nurse practitioner and wellness coach, Eileen T. O’Grady, Ph.D., shares an evidence-based approach to help you through the dissertation, and life after the defense.
Thursday, 21 June 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Ryan Haupt, Paleontologist & Research Fellow at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Pack your bags, because we’re heading to Isla Nublar to see some real life dinosaurs! At least, that’s what they’d have you believe. Join paleontologist Ryan Haupt in a ‘scientific’ breakdown of what the Jurassic Park movies get right and what they get wrong about everyone’s favorite Mesozoic marvels!
Thursday, 14 June 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Lisa Balbes, Nathaniel Janick
Lisa Balbes and Nathaniel Janick will discuss strategies for managing change in your workplace.
Thursday, 31 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Miles Traer, "Pop-Scientist at Large"
Our carbon footprint is one the most important and poorly understood numbers to clarify our contributions to climate change. If you told me that my annual carbon footprint was around 44,000 lbs of carbon dioxide, would that be good? Bad? To better understand these vital numbers and see what all goes into a carbon footprint, I calculated the carbon emissions of nine popular superheroes, each of whom reflects an aspect of our very human behaviors. We still need our heroes to help save the world, but now, by looking at their behaviors and being aware of our own behaviors, we can all be superheroes, too.
Thursday, 17 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Shelley Stall, Director of Data Programs, AGU
What is data management and why should it matter to you? Presented by Shelley Stall, Director of Data Programs at AGU, this webinar will explore available resources and techniques we can use in our work and publications to make data more discoverable and understandable.
Friday, 11 May 2018 1pm–2pm ET
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinars
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will examine current trends in the geoscience workforce and discuss emerging issues that are defining what a career in the geosciences in the mid-21st Century will require for success.
Thursday, 10 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Carolyn Gramling, Science News; Ben Guarino, The Washington Post
What makes a good science news story? How do science reporters choose stories to write about? How can scientists work with reporters when they have a newsworthy story? In this webinar, AGU's Sharing Science program along with reporters Carolyn Gramling of Science News and Ben Guarino of The Washington Post will demystify what reporters are looking for in a news story and how science makes it from a research paper to the front page.
Thursday, 3 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET
You have your degree, now what? With so many career options, how do you choose the right career path? Join David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool at AGU, as he explores strategies and tools to help you identify the career path that’s the best fit for you.
Thursday, 19 April 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Last year, more than half of new Earth and space science grads ended up working in industry, but few of them were planning on it. Even fewer were aware of the possible jobs available. Join David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool at AGU, in this exploration of careers in industry.
Thursday, 12 April 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Victoria Forlini, Felicita Wight, and Nathaniel Janick
AGU wants to capture the hidden stories behind the Earth and space sciences, and you can help by joining our AGU Narratives Project. In this webinar, we will talk about how to prepare and record brief oral history interviews through the StoryCorps app. Join our webinar to learn how to capture the stories of your colleagues and your science.
Thursday, 5 April 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Virginia Ainslie & AGU Public Affairs Staff
This has been a complex year for the federal spending process and President Trump’s recent budget plan may seem dire for the sciences. Join the Public Affairs team as they wade through the current federal spending landscape, what to expect in the coming months, and how it affects science. We will also highlight key moments to effectively engage and advocate on behalf of science. Get the scoop and an opportunity to ask all your budget and appropriation questions.
Monday, 26 March 2018 2pm–3pm ET
The best way to be a successful storyteller is to be a successful communicator. Join us for our webinar where we’ll break down the basics of choosing the right audience, crafting an effective message, and telling an awesome story.
Thursday, 22 March 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Have you ever wondered about how the government hiring process works? Janice Lachance, AGU's Executive Vice President of Strategic & Organizational Excellence, served as the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) during the Clinton Administration, a cabinet level position at that time. In this webinar, she will share with you her advice for navigating the federal government hiring process and answer any questions you might have. Students and early career scientists are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn more about their career options.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Most people are unaware of the many types of jobs available in academia. Not every academic works in an ivory tower or a research-intensive institution. We’ll explore the possibilities in this quick tour of higher education employment. Join the AGU Pathfinder staff in this exploration of careers in academia.
Thursday, 15 February 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Join us for our first science policy webinar of 2018.This webinar will give you the rundown of the current policy landscape, including: what to expect for federal funding, how the 2018 election will impact this year’s legislative agenda, and what bills are on the horizon.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 2pm–3pm ET
So you made it to the interview stage of your job search? That's great! But your work isn't over yet in grabbing that exciting new job. Come learn the basics of interviewing with David Harwell, AGU Director of Talent Pool.
Friday, 17 November 2017 1pm–2pm ET
A briefing from one of the teams involved in recent NSF-supported efforts to boost equity and inclusion in the geosciences.
Thursday, 16 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris, UNAVCO
Join Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris of UNAVCO as they discuss ways to give the most to your proteges and mentees. The preceding week will feature advice for those in mentee roles.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Sue Ellen Campbell and John Calderazzo
A holiday visit with families or friends offers a fine and non-threatening opportunity to tell stories to non-experts about your research. Trying to explain what you do to a cynical uncle, a science-phobic friend, or the truly interested artist who lives next door--such conversations are great practice for talking to the public, journalists, or policy makers. Science communication experts Sue Ellen Campbell and John Calderazzo will lead you through various scenarios to help you do a lot more than just “talk turkey.”
Thursday, 9 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris, UNAVCO
Join Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris of UNAVCO as they discuss ways to get the most out of your interactions with a mentor. The following week will feature advice for those in mentor roles.
Useful Links for Mentoring ProgramsMentoring 365 (AGU, SEG and AWG partnership) On to the Future (Geological Society of America) ESWN (Earth Science Women's Network) American Meteorological Society Private Sector Mentorship
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 7am–8am ET
JGR: Atmospheres Editor in Chief, Minghua Zhang and JGR: Space Physics Editor, Yuming Wang
Want to learn how to successfully and efficiently get from the manuscript writing process to a published article in a peer-reviewed journal? Attend this webinar given by JGR: Atmospheres Editor in Chief, Minghua Zhang and JGR: Space Physics Editor, Yuming Wang.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET
The Public Affairs Team
Learn ways to make your voice heard to policymakers including the which platforms are most influential, when to share your message, and how to deliver it effectively.
Thursday, 19 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET
David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool at AGU, will help you understand how to create an effective resume, a key part of your application packet and your future success. Join us for this informative webinar and get your pressing questions answered.
Friday, 13 October 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Find out about the highlights of the latest data from the AGI Geoscience Student Exit Survey and what these trends mean. This webinar will be presented by staff members of the American Geosciences Institute.
Thursday, 12 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Ashley Smith, American Journal Experts
Whether you are presenting a poster at Fall Meeting, the Fall Virtual Poster Showcase, or another meeting, our guest presenter Ashley Smith, from the American Journal Experts, will provide you with the tips you need to create effective figures for your presentation. Join us on 12 October for this informative webinar.
Thursday, 5 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Want to learn how to successfully and efficiently get from the manuscript writing process to a published article in a peer-reviewed journal? Attend this webinar given by Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) Editor in chief Robert Pincus for advice.
Thursday, 28 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Learning how to write effective reviews not only helps you as a peer reviewer. It can also help you understand how to improve your own manuscript and respond to reviewer comments. Join GeoHealth Editor in Chief Gabriel M. Fillippelli as he discusses what it takes to be a reviewer.
Friday, 22 September 2017 1pm–2pm ET
The latest updates on community efforts to address issues of harassment and workplace climate issues. This webinar will be presented by Billy Williams, Vice President of Scientific Programs at the American Geophysical Union.
Thursday, 14 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Tami Forman, Path Forward
Special guest Tami Forman, Executive Director of Path Forward, will talk about the challenges of re-entering the work force. Though she will be paying special attention to those looking to get back on their career path, her advice will ring true for new beginners as well.
Thursday, 7 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET
The Public Affairs Team
Learn all you need to know about congressional committees, how they influence the legislative process, and give you the inside scoop to help you engage with policymakers effectively.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Lisa Balbes will discuss some tips for making your conference conversations turn into lasting collaborations. We will also discuss how to more effectively use your LinkedIn profile and how the new AGU Connect can be used as a powerful networking tool.
Thursday, 3 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Preston Jacobs, Rereading Fire, Rethinking Ice
Special guest Preston Jacobs of Rereading Ice, Rethinking Fire will explore how geology has impacted events in the Game of Thrones series.
Thursday, 27 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Special guest Miles Traer will discuss his "A Geologic Map of Game of Thrones" and talk about how pop culture can be an effective vehicle to communicate your science.
Thursday, 20 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Patricia Simpson, Game Changing Etiquette
Whether or not you notice it, your workplace demeanor can play a big part of your career. Learn how to let it make a positive impact with special guest Patricia Simpson of Game Changing Etiquette.
Thursday, 13 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET
AGU Public Affairs Team
The Public Affairs team will go through all the tips and tools you need to know to have an effective meeting with your member of Congress when their in your home district, including scheduling meetings and crafting your message.
Thursday, 22 June 2017 2pm–3pm ET
David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool, AGU
Just as there are many kinds of outfits, there are many career options, but they won't all fit you equally well. Join us on 22 June, at 2PM ET, as we discuss strategies to figuring out identifying the career path that makes the most sense for you.
Thursday, 8 June 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Want to make your research clear to anyone? This webinar will give you guidelines and insight on how to reduce or eliminate jargon, identify your essential points, and tell others about them in a clear and memorable way. Conducted by Jana Goldman of Press Here.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Join Pranoti Asher, Education Manager at AGU, and guest Laura Guertin, professor of Earth science at Penn State-Brandywine, as they discuss how you can integrate AGU's Virtual Poster Showcase into your syllabus or REU program to improve your students' capacity for communicating their science with their peers and superiors.
Thursday, 25 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Get an update on science policy this Congress.
Thursday, 18 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET
This webinar will provide you with the tips and skills you need to negotiate more effectively.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 12pm–1pm ET
This webinar will cover the ins and outs of Kudos, a FREE service with whom Wiley and AGU Publications have partnered with to help authors increase readership and impact of their published work. You'll receive expert advice on the importance and benefits of sharing your research, and how to use Kudos to explain, share, and measure your articles for greater impact and case studies from authors who have successfully increased readership for their articles.
Monday, 15 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Are you a scientist who wants to learn the best way to start using social media for science? Or are you an experienced social media user who wants tips and tools on how to improve your message and reach? We’ll cover tips and tools on effective use of social media!
Friday, 12 May 2017 1pm–2pm ET
The AGU and AGI policy staff will discuss the details of the new administration's budget and what it means for the geosciences.
Friday, 21 April 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Improve your ability to manage interpersonal stress and conflicts that inevitably arise in an academic department, especially when space and financial resources are under stress.
Thursday, 20 April 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Rebecca Haacker, NCAR/UCAR; Valeria Sloan, NCAR/UCAR
Rebecca Haacker and Valerie Sloan from NCAR/UCAR will discuss how to make optimize your summer work experience. Whether you'll be in the field doing research, working in a lab, interning with a company, or volunteering in your community, this webinar provides vital tips to build your professional network, learn from your colleagues, and make a great impression.
Thursday, 13 April 2017 2pm–3pm ET
AGU Sharing Science Team
Regardless of whether or not you plan to attend a March for Science, our webinar will provide tips, tools, and techniques to help you show your support for strong science in your community and around the world!
Friday, 17 March 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Olivia Ambriogio and Shane Hanlon, AGU
Learn the ins-and-outs of effective science communication so you are better positioned to be effective in discussing your program with leaders in your institution and funding organizations.
Thursday, 16 March 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Frank Desafey, Sequence Staffing; Erica Crumley, Sequence Staffing
During this presentation, Frank DeSafey and Erica Crumley of Sequence Staffing share advice on how to sharpen up your job search by improving your brand. Learn more about how to best present yourself to potential employers from the recruiter’s side of things in this AGU Career Center Webinar.
Thursday, 9 March 2017 2pm–3pm ET
The federal funding process is critical for both science funding and America’s scientific enterprise. In fact, science funding is arguably the most important issue about which scientists should engage with the policy process. It can also be complicated and filled with jargon. Join us as we de-mystify the federal spending process – also known as the budget and appropriations process – and talk about the best ways for scientists to engage.
Thursday, 2 March 2017 1pm–2pm ET
AGU Sharing Science Team
Learn how to vividly communicate the purpose and importance of your research in this AGU Sharing Science webinar.
Monday, 13 February 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Explore how the university library is a critical partner in the success of modern geoscience departments, including support in education and in research.
Friday, 11 November 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Scott Hillstrom, Concordia University and Patricia Drews, Northwest Missouri State University
With the continued growth in online education and the rapid adoption of such programs by many traditional higher education institutions, we are seeing increasing online program enrollment in the geosciences. Many of these programs are either inside, or co-institutional, with traditional geoscience programs. This webinar is a panel discussion with representatives from Northwest Missouri State University and Concordia University (Portland) who have navigated the online - on-campus interface.
Friday, 14 October 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Aaron Johnson, AIPG
Aaron Johnson, the new Executive Director of AIPG, will share his experiences at Northwest Missouri State University and their strategies in advising that greatly improved the employability of their graduates and helped grow the department.
Friday, 16 September 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Sharon Moser, University of Texas at Austin
This webinar looks at the final conclusions from the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education.
Friday, 20 May 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Carolyn Wilson, AGI
In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson, from AGI's Workforce program, discusses the results from AGI's Geoscience Exit Survey for graduates of the 2014-2015 academic year. The 2015 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates report details all the results from AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey for graduates of the 2014-2015 academic year. The results highlight the lack of advanced quantitative skills, a lower percentage of students interested in graduate school, and a change over in the industries hiring bachelor's graduates right out of school. Please join panelist, Carolyn Wilson (American Geosciences Institute), to learn more about AGI's Exit Survey results for 2015 and share your thoughts on this topic.
Friday, 22 April 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Sarah Penniston-Dorland, University of Maryland and Tracey Holloway, ESWN
This webinar takes a look at strategies for supporting the professional development of junior faculty, including addressing specific circumstances such as gender-related issues.
Friday, 18 March 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Karen McNeal, North Carolina State University, Walter Robinson, North Carolina State University, and Anthony Feig, Central Michigan University
In this webinar, our panelists discuss the benefits and challenges posed by having geoscience education research faculty in your department.
Friday, 12 February 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Jeffrey Ryan, University of South Florida and Mike Schackne, S&ME, Inc.
In this webinar, Jeffrey Ryan (University of South Florida) and Mike Schackne (S&ME, Inc.) look at the history and strategies of implementing a successful partnership between industry and an academic program at the University of South Florida.
Friday, 13 November 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Ben Wolfe, University of Kansas
Change management is one of the most critical skills for department heads. In this webinar, Ben Wolfe (University of Kansas, Edwards Campus) examines approaches to leading your department through different types of changes, and how to address issues of resistance.
Friday, 9 October 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Sharon Mosher, University of Texas at Austin
In this webinar, Sharon Mosher (Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin) discusses the the results of the 2015 Summit on Undergraduate Geoscience Education Employers workshop. Results of surveys on skills and competencies expected by employers is also detailed.
Friday, 25 September 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Christopher Keane and Heather Houlton, AGI
In this webinar, Christopher Keane and Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program provide an overview of competency-based approaches for higher education, including examples of programs using this approach rather than traditional course structures. This webinar also looks at a recent AGI/AAG study on terminal Master's programs and how their outcomes align with employers needs, which reflects an application of a competency-based structure.
Friday, 8 May 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Carolyn Wilson, AGI
In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson from AGI's Workforce Program discusses the results from the 2014 Geoscience Student Exit Survey and the plans for 2015.
Friday, 17 April 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Rebecca Haacker, UCAR and Robert Rauer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
In this webinar, Rebecca Haacker (SOARS Center for Undergraduate Research, UCAR) and Robert Rauer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) discuss best practices in doing geoscience research with undergraduates.
Friday, 27 March 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
In this webinar, Dr. Mary Anne Holmes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) discusses the results of the NSF-funded ADVANCE program efforts on Best Practices in Faculty Retention.
Friday, 20 February 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Dave Mogk, Montana State University and John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas
In this webinar, Dave Mogk (Montana State University) and John Geissman (University of Texas at Dallas) discuss the current state of Geoethics guidelines and how to incorporate the concept into the undergraduate geoscience curriculum.
Friday, 14 November 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Dallas Rhodes, Humbolt State University
In this webinar, Dallas Rhodes (Humbolt State University) leads a town-hall style discussion about current threats to geoscience programs and successful approaches to dealing with these threats.
Friday, 24 October 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island, Dawn Cardace, University of Rhode Island, and Wendy Harrison, Colorado School of Mines
This webinar looks at successful programs which bring students from 2-year colleges into 4-year college geoscience programs.
Friday, 26 September 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Allison Beauregard, Northwest Florida State College and Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College
In this webinar, Allison Beauregard (Northwest Florida State College) and Joshua Villalobos (El Paso Community College) lead the discussion about strategies and models for building collaborations between 2-year and 4-year university geoscience programs.
Friday, 18 April 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Dave Mogk, Montana State University and Steven Whitmeyer, James Madison University
In this webinar, Dave Mogk (Montana State University) and Steven Whitmeyer (James Madison University) lead the discussion about current and future trends in geoscience field camps and how burgeoning enrollments and new technology are impacting this core geoscience course.
Friday, 21 March 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Sharon Moser, University of Texas at Austin
In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Moser from the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin reviews the outcomes from the NSF-Sponsored Summit on the Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education.
Friday, 21 February 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Tim Bralower, Penn State University and Michael Evans, University of Maryland
In this webinar, our panelists discuss some strategies used by two Research-1 University Geoscience Programs to recruit quality graduate students.
Friday, 15 November 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Geoff Feiss, Geological Society of America Foundation
In this webinar, Geoff Feiss, president of the Geological Society of America Foundation, and prior Provost and Professor of Geology at the College of William & Mary, provides an administrator's view on ways to improve the visibility of geoscience programs on campus.
Friday, 18 October 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Wayne Pennington, Michigan Technical University and Christopher Keane, AGI
In this webinar, our panelists discuss the findings by the intersociety committee on accreditation and classification of geoscience programs. This webinar reviews the three major avenues: program accreditation, program classification, or a competency-based model approach.
Friday, 20 September 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Christopher Keane, AGI
In this webinar, Christopher Keane from AGI's Workforce Program leads the discussion regarding strategies for dealing with burgeoning enrollments in geoscience programs.
Monday, 19 August 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Heather Houlton, AGI
In this webinar, Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program discusses insights from the AGI Careers Roadshow presentations, and leads the discussion about strategies for creating student community in the geoscience department.
Friday, 21 June 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso and Samue Mukasa, Dean and Professor, University of New Hampshire
In this webinar, our panelists discuss successful programs and strategies for increasing diversity in student recruitment to geoscience programs in the United States.
Friday, 17 May 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Robert Thomas, University of Montana Western and Wayne Powell, Brooklyn College, CUNY
In this webinar, our panelists look at some best practices for recruiting undergraduate students that are in introductory geoscience courses to become majors.
Friday, 22 March 2013 12:00am–12:00am ET
Linda Reinen, Pomona College; Christopher "Chuck" Bailey, College of William & Mary
In this webinar, our panelists discuss ways to build department community with students through extra-curricular student groups. The webinar highlights two presentations - one from Pomona College in California and the other from the College of William and Mary. Both highlight a number of activities which have led to strong senses of community among the students in their geoscience programs.
Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00am–12:00am ET
David Mogk and Steven Whitmeyer, James Madison University
In this webinar, our panelists look at the various legal and safety issues of importance in the conduct of geoscience field trips and field courses. This webinar and the ensuing discussion touches a number of pertinent issues, including safety, liability, dealing with behaviors, and working with the legal counsel of your institution.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Lydia Fox, University of the Pacific; Jon Harbor, Purdue University
In this webinar, Lydia Fox from the University of the Pacific and Jon Harbor from Purdue University look at issues and processes related to the assessment of faculty.
Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Randy Richardson, University of Arizona
This webinar examines the issues and strategies for successful program assessment for geoscience departments in the university environment. Randy Richardson of the University of Arizona leads the discussion regarding the experiences and feedback he has received from other institutions.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Carolyn Wilson, AGI Workforce Program
In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson from AGI's Workforce Program looks at the preliminary results for the Geoscience Student Exit Survey, including data that begins to establish trends between the 2011 and 2012 pilot tests.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Dallas Rhodes and Charles Trupe, Georgia Southern University
In this webinar, Dallas Rhodes and Charles Trupe discuss successful strategies for geoscience departments to recruit new students, and also discuss their experiences at Georgia Southern University.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Heather Houlton, AGI's Workforce Program
In this webinar, Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program discusses the results of her Master's thesis research, and outlines the sources and pathways from which geoscience majors enter into the geoscience profession, and the critical incidents of each pathway.