Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education Summit

Application Deadline: Oct. 15th.
Summit Date and Location: Jan. 10-12, 2014 at the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information and application form:

Our goal is to engage a diverse spectrum of the geoscience community in a
comprehensive review of geoscience curriculum, pedagogy, and use of technology
with the longer-term goal of creating a community vision for undergraduate
geoscience education. 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 underrepresented minorities and increase the number of
qualified K-12 geoscience teachers?

The summit will 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 individual institutions are encouraged to
attend. We also encourage faculty involved in curriculum revision or interested
in trying new teaching methods to attend. The application form also serves as a
pre-meeting survey.

I look forward to seeing you and your faculty at the summit in January. By
sharing our expertise, experiences and vision, we can build on our current
programs and initiatives to develop a roadmap for the future of geoscience
undergraduate education. If you have any questions, please let me know at

Dr. Sharon Mosher
AGI 2013 President
Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences
Farish Chair and Professor
The University of Texas at Austin
Jackson School of Geosciences
2225 Speedway, Stop C1160
Austin, Texas 78712-1692
Phone: 512-471-4135
FAX: 512-471-5585