Chairs’ Symposium I: Encroachment or Opportunity? Defining Geography in a World of Environmental Studies, Global and International Studies, GIScience, Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA), American Association of Geographers
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Studio 9, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Kenneth Foote, Francis Koti, Jamie Winders
Chairs: Jamie Winders


This symposium is a combined two-panel session focusing on challenges and opportunities geography departments face in a world of blended, hybrid, renamed, and interdisciplinary programs. Should geography departments embrace these challenges to advance their programs, or resist such efforts? Although listed in the program as two separate panels, these two sessions have been organized as a single event to allow ample time for short panel discussions and small group breakout discussions. To encourage the sharing of strategies and concerns, participants and panelists from many different types of colleges and universities have been included to promote wide-ranging discussion from multiple perspectives. Although aimed at department leaders, the symposium is free and open to all interested meeting participants.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Euan Hague DePaul University 20
Panelist Virginia Maclaren UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 20
Panelist Melissa Gilbert Temple University 20
Panelist Francis Koti University of North Alabama 20

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