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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda and Participants List

Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences Workshop
April 20-21, 2016
National Academy of Sciences Building, Room 125
2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington DC

April 20
8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Workshop goals
Cathy Manduca, Steering Committee Chair
9:15 a.m. Why is service-learning important in the geosciences?
David Szymanski, Bentley University
9:45 a.m. Q&A

Session I: Understanding the Breadth of Service-Learning Implementation Across Disciplines

Moderator: Ed Laine, Steering Committee Member
10:00 a.m. The Promise of Service-Learning: Outcomes and Challenges
Linda Silka, University of Maine
10:30 a.m. Q&A
10:45 a.m. Break
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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11:00 a.m. Reflect on Learning Goals: Breakout Session
What have been your experiences/observations about service-learning? What is valuable about service-learning to your students, faculty, institution, and community? What has gone well in your service-learning experience? What needs to be improved? (30 minutes)
What are the barriers to the adoption of service-learning within the geoscience profession? What barriers are there to adoption of service-learning at your institution? Brainstorm strategies for overcoming these barriers. (30 minutes)
Each group should prepare slides with bullet points
  • Slide #1-What is being done well?
  • Slide #2-What areas need attention?
12:00 p.m. Reporting back from breakout sessions
  • Moderated by Ed Laine
    • First group will present its top three points from each slide
    • Subsequent groups will attempt to give three new points each
12:30 p.m. Lunch

Session II: Understanding What Is Known about the Impact of Service-Learning Experiences on Students from Historically Underrepresented Populations

Moderator: Sue Ebanks, Steering Committee Member
1:30 p.m. Participation in geosciences and service-learning by historically underrepresented populations
Suzanne O’Connell, Wesleyan University
1:50 p.m. Panel of commenters on what the presentation suggests about impact (positive, negative, and unique opportunities)
  • Antony Berthelote, Salish Kootenai College (remote)
  • Ben Cuker, Hampton University
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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2:10 p.m. Q&A
2:30 p.m. Break

Session III: Understanding How the Geoscience Community Defines and Implements Service-Learning

Moderator: Sarah Fortner, Steering Committee Member
2:45 p.m. Categorizing and synthesizing information about service-learning experiences in the geosciences
Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Macalester College
3:05 p.m. Specific examples of service-learning
  • Caroline Davies, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Bob Gilbert, University of Texas, Austin (remote)
3:25 p.m. Q&A
3:45 p.m. Breakout Session: Reflect on the common elements of service-learning in the geosciences and consider which aspects are unique to the various groups within your assignment.
  • Group #1-Disciplines of the Geosciences (NAS 125)
    • Oceanography, atmospheric science, etc.
    • Remote participants may only participate in this breakout group
  • Group #2-Institution Types (NAS 227)
    • Community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, comprehensive universities, research universities, etc.
  • Group #3-Types of Students (NAS 360)
    • Honors, introductory, historically underrepresented, local, attending school far from home, first-generation college students, etc.
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Each group should prepare slides with bullet points
  • Slide #1-common elements
  • Slide #2-unique features
  • Slide #3-relevant design principles for service-learning in the context of your group’s assigned topic
4:45 p.m. Reporting back from the breakout session
  • Moderated by Sarah Fortner
    • First group will have 5 minutes to present its top three points
    • Subsequent groups will attempt to give three new points each in their 5-minute slots
Wrap Up
5:15 p.m. Review of the day
Cathy Manduca
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own
April 21
8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
9:00 a.m. Recap of Day #1 and overview of Day #2 Plans
Cathy Manduca

Session IV: Understanding How Service-Learning Experiences Could Enhance The Competitiveness of Geoscience Students in the Workforce

Moderator: Art Goldstein, Steering Committee Member
Background Material:
Geoscience Employers Workshop Summary (May 2015) Available: http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/events/files/Summit_Webnar_2015.pdf and http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/events/files/Employers_Workshop_outcomes.pdf [January 2017]
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Connecting Workforce Development and Civic Engagement: Higher Education as Public Good and Private Gain Available: http://www.tncampuscompact.org/files/wfd.pdf [January 2017]
9:20 a.m. Panel discussion on service-learning and workforce
  1. Is there evidence that service-learning helps students get jobs?
  2. Does service-learning help create a sense of professionalism among students (such as in the way they write, speak, and/or present themselves)?
  3. Is there any evidence that service-learning helps create a more positive impression of a college or university among townspeople?
  4. What can be done to create more service-learning opportunities?
    • John Gierke, Michigan Technological University and Peace Corps Master’s International Program
    • Amy Cohen, George Washington University
    • Eric Riggs, Texas A&M
10:20 a.m. Q&A
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Breakout Session: Planning service-learning projects in the geosciences to enhance workforce competitiveness
  • How can service learning projects be structured to better prepare students for employment?
  • What type of faculty oversight and site oversight is needed for good service-learning projects? What are the various roles of faculty, administrators, and site supervisors in service-learning project design and implementation?
  • Does service-learning have a role helping students learn 21st century skills (communication, teamwork, etc.)?
  • Are certain geoscience sectors or employers more amenable to service-learning projects?
  • What role should funders play in expanding service-learning opportunities for geoscience students?
Each group should prepare slides with bullet points
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Reporting back from breakout sessions
1:45 p.m. Discussion of Potential Research Questions
Susan Sullivan, Steering Committee Member
  • Comments from the audience
2:15 p.m. The future of service-learning in the geosciences
Cathy Manduca
  • Committee members and participants share the messages they heard during the workshop
3:00 pm. Adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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PARTICIPANT LIST

Name Affiliation Attending

Cathy Manduca

Carleton College In Person

Antony Bethelote

Salish Kootenai College Remote

Sue Ebanks

Savannah State University In Person

Sarah Fortner

Wittenberg University In Person

Art Goldstein

Bridgewater State College In Person

Ed Laine

Bowdoin University In Person

Susan Sullivan

University of Colorado Boulder In Person

David Szymanski

Bentley University In Person

Linda Silka

University of Maine In Person

Suzanne O’Connell

Wesleyan University In Person

Benjamin Cuker

Hampton University In Person

Suzanne Savanick Hansen

Macalester College In Person

Caroline Davies

University of Missouri, Kansas City In Person

Bob Gilbert

University of Texas, Austin Remote

John Gierke

Michigan Technological University In Person

Amy Cohen

George Washington University In Person

Eric Riggs

Texas A&M University In Person

Philip Garwood

Cape Fear Community College In Person

Laura Lukes

George Mason University In Person

Amanda Adams

National Science Foundation In Person

Karen Berger

University of Rochester In Person

Laura Guertin

Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine In Person

Carolyn Wilson

American Geosciences Institute In Person

Jennifer Nelson

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis In Person

Heather Houlton

American Geosciences Institute In Person

Alexandra Moore

Cornell University In Person

Pranoti Asher

American Geophysical Union Remote

Jennifer Silko

Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg In Person

Jill Singer

SUNY-Buffalo State In Person

Ann Maest

Buka Environmental Remote

Livia Lam

Learning Policy Institute Remote

Adriandinny Braz

N/A Remote

Jennifer Albert

The Citadel Remote

Alexandra Davatzes

Temple University Remote

Rick Olsen

USACE Remote
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Name Affiliation Attending

Ziya ÖNCÜ (Onis)

Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey Remote

Sarah Truebe

Stanford University Remote

Peter Wampler

Grand Valley State University Remote

Daren Nelson

University of North Carolina, Pembroke Remote

Elizabeth Dahl

Loyola University Remote

Michael Guidry

University of Hawaii, Manoa Remote

Wing Cheung

Palomar College Remote

Deborah Anderson

St. Norbert College Remote

Anne Hall

Emory University Remote

Sadredin Moosavi

Gustavus Adolphus College/RCTC Remote

Kaye Savage

Wofford College Remote

Dana Vukajlovich

Bellevue College Remote

Wendi Williams

Northwest Arkansas Community College and University of Arkansas at Little Rock Remote

Amber Kumpf

Muskegon Community College Remote

Timothy Kerr

Community College of Baltimore County Remote
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participants List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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The term “service-learning” generally refers to projects planned as components of academic coursework in which students use knowledge and skills taught in the course to address real needs in their communities. This kind of learning experience, which allows students to focus on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility, has become an increasingly popular component of undergraduate science education.

In April 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planned a workshop to explore the current and potential role of service-learning in undergraduate geosciences education. Participants explored how service learning is being used in geoscience education, its potential benefits, and the strength of the evidence base regarding the nature and benefits of these experiences. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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