10-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN
Enhancing our facilities
- Construct a high–tech classroom/conference center for course lectures and continuing education workshops, seminars, and conference for adults.
- Develop new laboratories with instrumentation for geophysical, GIS and remote sensing technology, environmental monitoring and water analysis, and a new computer lab to facilitate instruction using data bases and computational models.
- Replace and renovate housing to accommodate diverse groups of participants in instructional and outreach activities.
- Improve the recreational areas of the campus to generate additional revenue through increased use of the facility during the off season by church and school groups.
Expansion of our Instructional Mission and Outreach
- Sustain our capstone field–learning experience for geoscience undergraduates, continuing the process of integrating technology components with the course.
- Develop laboratory–based analyses to complement field studies of water resources and environmental geology in local watersheds.
- Create new discipline–specific graduate field courses for geoscience majors that draw participants nationally and internationally.
- Serve as a venue for field–based continuing education courses, workshops, and conferences for industry and professional societies.
- Provide outstanding pre–college students and their teachers with an early exposure to the intellectual challenge and satisfaction of field geoscience, and thereby encourage them to pursue careers in our discipline.
- Heighten public awareness of the importance of field–based geoscience through outreach activities, especially travel/learning/ adventure programs for non-professional adults.
- Utilize our expanded curriculum as a foundation for research into the best practices of teaching geoscience in the field.