This Webinar Series is co-hosted by The American Geophysical Union and The American Geosciences Institute. Introductions. Pranoti Asher: Manager of Education and Public Outreach, AGU Heather Houlton: Workforce Development, Education, & Outreach Specialist, AGI
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American Geosciences Institute
Geoscience workforce Program
Invitations to participate were sent to 81 different departments; 58 agreed to participate
Department incentives offered for participation
Survey created using online tool, LimeSurvey
Emailed out late April 2012
Survey edits to the race/ethnicity question
Fixing the community college questions
Clarifying the Quantitative Skills question
Somehow clarifying the question categorizing financial aid
Suggested edits for the Decision Points questions
Should there be a limit of 2 selections for the question on Methods Used for Personal Research?
“To serve my country.”
“Have not yet found a geosciences position.”
“Historic Preservation is interdisciplinary and I want to use my geology background in order to be a materials conservator.”
“I want to explore other options for a career path before I continue my education in geosciences.”
“I have decided that I would like to be a teacher.”
“I found a career path that was better suited for my skills and interests than geosciences.”
Should there be a limit to the number of selections for business sectors that a student can search for a job?
Clarifying the categories for Sources where Geoscience Jobs are Found
Concern over the misunderstanding about the definition of geoscience jobs
Advertising the existence of the Exit Survey
Conversations with participating departments on ways to improve the survey
Edits, Additions, Subtractions, etc…
Connecting with more departments to participate
Develop a longitudinal study to look at how these careers develop over time
Would you department be willing to participate next spring?
Are the department incentives appropriate?
Any suggestions for getting more student involvement?
Is there any other information not covered in the survey that should be covered?
Other comments or questions?
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