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AGU’s Heads and Chairs program

The Heads and Chairs program is a venue for discussing important issues common to departments representing Earth and space science, including research funding, program assessment, modernization of postsecondary curricula, increasing faculty diversity, and student career planning. The program is comprised of three components: an annual workshop, monthly webinars, and a closed virtual networking community on AGU Connect.
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  • Each year, Heads and Chairs holds a one-day workshop at AGU’s Fall Meeting. It provides the opportunity to meet other department leaders, discuss strategies for building a strong department, and learn more about current issues.
  • The American Geosciences Institute and AGU’s Heads and Chairs program collaborate to provide critical support for Earth and space science departments through a monthly webinar series that addresses issues raised by department heads and chairs.
  • The Heads and Chairs online community provides an opportunity to engage with other leaders, share ideas and resources, and seek advice on issues facing your department. Email Pranoti Asher to join the conversation.
  • AGU Heads and Chairs meets jointly on a biennial basis with the Heads and Chairs of Atmospheric Sciences departments. View the 2022 meeting agenda.
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Additional resources for educators and faculty

Additional resources for educators and faculty

Unique Research Experiences for two-year College faculty and Students (URECAS)

In 2012, AGU held a planning workshop for a new initiative concerning two-year college student research. The workshop was supported by the National Sciences Foundation Geosciences Directorate (Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences award #1201578). Read the report from the URECAS workshop or contact Pranoti Asher, Higher Education Manager, if you have questions. 
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