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Academic Departments and Faculty Development

Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA) - This project sponsors workshops providing doctoral students and early career faculty with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to excel in the lecture hall, seminar room, and laboratory.

Healthy Departments Initiative - Resources to assist Department Chairs to improve program quality.

Visiting Geographical Scientist Program (VGSP) - This program sponsors visits by prominent geographers to stimulate interest in geography, especially in small departments across colleges and universities in the United States.


Past initiatives:

Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) - Access to resources and expertise in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to bridge the gap between teaching and research through reflection and rigorous research methods.

Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education (EDGE) - This research-based project enhances, through workshops and publications, the preparation of geographers for professional careers in the education, business, government, and nonprofit sectors.