2007 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (28ľ31 October 2007)
Session No. 79 Monday, 29 October 2007
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center: 601

T128. Charting the Future of Geological and Environmental Science Undergraduate Programs (GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

Kristen E. St. John and S.A. Hovan, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 8:00 AM Introductory Remarks
79-18:05 AM BUILDING STRONG GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENTS FOR THE FUTURE: MANDUCA, Cathryn, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, 1 North College St, Northfield, MN 55057, cmanduca@carleton.edu, MACDONALD, R. Heather, Department of Geology, College of William and Mary, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187, FEISS, P. Geoffrey, Office of the Provost, College of William and Mary, The Brafferton, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23185-8795, BRALOWER, Timothy J., Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, RICHARDSON, Randall M., Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Gould-Simpson 208, Building 77, Tucson, AZ 85721-0077, and ORMAND, Carol J., Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057
79-28:25 AM CRITERIA FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, SURVIVAL, AND SUCCESS OF NEW ACADEMIC GEOSCIENCE PROGRAMS: SHOEMAKER, Kurt A., Natural Sciences - Geology, Shawnee State University, 940 Second St, Portsmouth, OH 45662, kshoemaker@shawnee.edu
79-38:40 AM A PRELIMINARY GEOCOGNITIVE STUDY USED TO ANALYZE SPATIAL VISUAL LEARNING BETWEEN GEOLOGY MAJORS AND NON-MAJORS: TOTTEN, Iris and MOORE, Juli A., Department of Geology, Kansas State University, 108 Thompson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, jamoore@ksu.edu
79-48:55 AM ATTRACTING A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY INTO THE GEOSCIENCES IS CRITICAL TO THE FUTURE OF GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENTS: O'CONNELL, Suzanne, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University, 265 Church St, Middletown, CT 06459, soconnell@wesleyan.edu and HOLMES, Mary Anne, Geosciences, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln, 214 Bessey Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0340
79-59:10 AM IDENTIFYING CONTRIBUTIONS OF EARTH SCIENCE TO GENERAL EDUCATION: MAHER, Harmon Jr, Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0199, harmon_maher@mail.unomaha.edu
79-69:25 AM COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY COLLABORATE TO MEET DEMAND FOR BIOSCIENCE UNDERGRADUATES: A MODEL FOR GEOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATION FROM THE BIOSCIENCES: LONGTINE, Craig A.1, SHAVER, Jonathan1, MELCHIOR, Paul M.1, WALLERT, Mark2, and PROVOST, Joseph3, (1) Biology Dept, North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445, craig.longtine@nhcc.edu, (2) Bioscience Dept, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56563, (3) Chemistry Dept, Minn. State University Moorhead, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56563
79-79:40 AM ARTICULATION TO 4-YR GEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROGRAMS WITH A 2-YR TERMINAL DEGREE: ONE STRATEGY FOR TRANSFER THAT SUPPORTS GEOSCIENCE STUDENT SUCCESS WHILE PROVIDING A COST EFFECTIVE OPTION FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: JONES, Megan H., Geology, North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. No, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445, megan.jones@nhcc.edu
 9:55 AM Break
79-810:05 AM THE NATURE AND DESIGN OF INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE PROGRAM AT TEXAS A&M: HERBERT, Bruce E., Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX 77843-3115, herbert@geo.tamu.edu
79-910:20 AM NEW INITIATIVES FOR GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION IN NEW ZEALAND: GRAVLEY, D.M.1, HIKUROA, D.C.H2, BORELLA, M.W.3, KENCH, P.S.1, WILSON, C.J.N1, and OWEN, S.1, (1) School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand, d.gravley@auckland.ac.nz, (2) Institute of Earth Science and Engineering, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand, (3) Frontiers Abroad, 8705 Centennial Drive, Jackson, WY 83001
79-1010:35 AM RETOOLING GEOSCIENCE PROGRAMS FOR THE FUTURE: PRACTICAL LESSONS FROM ADAPTING TO THE BOLOGNA PROCESS IN SWEDEN: BINDLER, Richard, Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeň University, Umeň 901 87 Sweden, richard.bindler@emg.umu.se
79-1110:50 AM LINKAGES TO ENGAGEMENT AT UNIV. WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE: EVANS, Christine V., Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141-2000, evansc@uwp.edu
79-1211:05 AM INTERDISCIPLINARITY BEFORE DISCIPLINARITY: VAN DER PLUIJM, Ben A., Geological Sciences, Univ Michigan, 1100 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, vdpluijm@umich.edu
79-1311:25 AM INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR FACULTY AND STUDENTS: PFIRMAN, Stephanie, Environmental Science, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, spfirman@barnard.edu, HALL, Sharon, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, TIETENBERG, Tom, Economics, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901-8852, and RHOTEN, Diana, Knowledge Institutions, Social Science Reseach Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
 11:45 AM Discussion

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