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Posted: Apr 27 2015
Do you have fantastic adjunct colleagues who are doing great things with their students? Would you like to provide them with recognition of their efforts to support geoscience education? Or are you an adjunct making noteworthy contributions to your program? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please take a few moments to complete an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award nomination form. The next quarterly winner will be selected soon, so don't delay!
Posted: Mar 18 2015
An NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) Proposal Writing Workshop is being held at the University of South Florida - Tampa May 14-17, 2015. The workshop will cover a variety of topics intended to help faculty prepare an IUSE proposal for submission in the Fall, 2015 round of the program. The proposal writing workshop is open to all geoscience/physical geography faculty, with preference given to faculty with limited/no prior experience preparing proposals to the IUSE program (or earlier programs including CCLI and TUES). Faculty that have submitted a IUSE/CCLI/TUES proposal, but were not successful, are encouraged to apply to this workshop. This is a great opportunity for early career faculty to become acquainted with grant writing at NSF.
Posted: Mar 5 2015
Join us for this important workshop taking place between the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blow out in the Gulf of Mexico and the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice workshop will enable teams of faculty members and administrators, particularly from minority-serving institutions, to explore the interplay among these critical issues and develop plans for actions that they will take on their own campuses to better incorporate these issues into their curriculum and campus programs.
Posted: Feb 27 2015
The AESS Online & Blended Learning Subcommittee invites you to a series of online workshops to discuss the best ways to align instruction and practice in building students' sustainability skill sets.
Posted: Feb 19 2015
Preparing students to tackle urgent and complex environmental problems is a critical challenge. Problems such as global climate change, water resource management, and sustainable development are dynamic, multi-faceted problems that require interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to solve. SESYNC invites participants for a four-day short course on Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies. The course will be held July 28–31, 2015, at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland.
Posted: Feb 4 2015
InTeGrate is developing a new breed of teaching materials that can be utilized in general education courses, teacher preparation courses, core courses within geoscience majors, and courses designed for other majors including environmental studies, social science, engineering, and other sciences.
Posted: Jan 9 2015
A group of scientists and teachers at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) met to discuss "geoethics," not just the principles that scientists, students, and employers need to consider in their research, papers and publications, and in their communications with the public, but questions about advocacy, policy input, and even stewardship of the environment and climate.
Posted: Jan 9 2015
Williams College highlights InTeGrate project with focus on SERC Director, Cathy Manduca, Williams '80 and Williams College Professor Lisa Gilbert, author of the Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes module.
Posted: Oct 31 2014
The report on the January, 2014 Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Educationis now available.
Posted: Jul 10 2014
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers and On The Cutting Edge is proud to congratulate Michael Wysession on receiving a 2014 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award.