Make geophysics instruction a priority!

Jessica Bruse
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30 Signatures Goal: 100

To Professor Tom Foster, Chair, Department of Geoscience: I am or have been a student in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Iowa. I agree that the department suffers from inadequate geophysics classes, hindering the education of present students and the future recruitment of others. At this point there is only one adjunct professor who sometimes teaches evening classes on different aspects of geophysics. Unfortunately, the classes are usually too advanced for undergraduates who have not even been able to take an introductory course in geophysics. When the professor is able to teach an introductory geophysics course, students - both undergraduate and graduate - want to take it. However work and conflicting core class requirements make it impossible for most students to be able to attend/register. According to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Linda Maxson, "the request for such an appointment has to originate in the department as their top priority." Thus I am signing this petition to encourage further discussion within the department, regarding making introduction of geophysics instruction a departmental priority.

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The sponser of this petition is the Undergraduate Student Representative for the Department of Geoscience at the University of Iowa. This petition has been made for the students of said department, and for the department, itself. This is not an angry petition, but is a petition to make aware the student body\'s perspective.

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Signatures

  • 10 years ago
    Nicole Bruse
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Laura Rene Nuno
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Matthew C. Meyer
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    David Smith
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Paula Miller
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Thresa Parker
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Tim Stroope
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Chris Balser
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Brittany Guzzo
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Brittany Guzzo
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Jamie Parker
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Amanda Parker
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Dr. Adel Haj
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Gabriel Ritter
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Greg Stark
    10 years ago
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