Working Group 1 – Session 3 (Saturday, January 11, 2014

March 15, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Sociology, Globalization
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Working Group 1 – Session 3 (Saturday, January 11, 2014) Recruitment of Diversity Students  Aging white population  Emerging Hispanic population  Diversity in who we are hiring  Proactive in diverse graduate student recruitment The marketing issue: how do we advertise to diverse minorities?  How can we make it okay for them to seek non-traditional jobs (doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc) o Cultural taboos o Stay close to home  Students don’t know any of us  They don’t know the language, the geography (e.g. “the field”) o Don’t advertise the field aspect o Promote lab positions  Non-western/non-european approaches to science  Giving back to one’s community  Promote high-paying jobs in STEM careers  Peer-pressure  Hit ‘em early (elementary) and often (middle school, high school)  Grandparents University  Get parents involved  Community leaders o Sports coaches o Pastors & religious leaders o Tribal leaders o Community role models  Focus on relevant environmental issues (where science meets social justice)  Get diversity/minority speakers to come in and give talks revolving around environmental issues  REUs focused on underrepresented students in geosciences (maybe over-tapped resource)  Graduate student 101 mentoring experiences  Coordinate campus visits o Planetariums o Science Saturdays o Departmental outreach to schools, scouts o Summer STEM camps o Science in the Parks o Open house  Meet with incoming potential majors  Broader Impacts from NSF projects involving K-12 students  Allow students to feel a connection to our schools/departments as they are selecting universities o They need to be able to envision themselves there. o Urban students may be more localized and/or limited to where they can go  Place-based geology (urban, local, land use, ground water Effective to graduates

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Scalable, sustainable, self-propagating

Barriers to recruitment  Time, energy  Admissions departments  Family socioeconomic factors

Session 3 (cont.) – Sunday, January 12, 2014 What did we NOT talk about in this meeting that are potential emerging issues?  Hybrid, flipped, non-traditional lectures  Industry panel, keynote speaker from AAPG, etc. o Disconnect between faculty and industry o Students/applicants are missing key skills (landform ID, mapping) that industry looks for o Core competencies vary across industry disciplines  Where do we fit into the globalization of industry, oil, environmental, conservation companies? o Do we have international skills? o International industry is limited to training foreign nationals, and then leaving. o Semester abroad, international meetings, international exposure o Internships abroad o 60+% of SEG are internationals  Emerging fields in our departments and curriculums o Water o Climate change/mitigation o Alternative energies o Disaster resilience o Space exploration, planetary geology, remote sensing  More use of crowd sourcing for gathering data Recommendations, next steps  Things that will help the community to advance/evolve o Emphasis on emerging fields at the undergrad level o Mitigation – What is the role of the geosciences? o Public outreach, conveying information to politicians, communities  Interdisciplinary teams o Project-based curriculum involving multidisciplinary teams  Change perspective toward interdisciplinary studies, less in traditional geology core curriculum o Course content including real world problems, and problems of the future o Reinforces general/soft skills discussed Day 1 o Potential problem: losing depth of knowledge of traditional curriculum (min/pet, sed/strat) in exchange for breadth of earth systems curriculum  Encourage national movement toward including emerging challenges into established/traditional curriculum o Pared down core

o Upper-level courses that are more transdisciplinary o Upper-level students take environmental ethics course, economics, etc. Encourage courses tag-team taught by geologist and biologist/economist/meteorologist/etc.

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