GSAG Supports the Harassment Free-AAG Initiative

At the 2019 AAG Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., AAG launched a campaign to foster an enjoyable experience for all, and promote “positive culture in culture and respect for dignity of each individual.”

Professional ideas and information are exchanged most effectively at the AAG Annual Meeting and other AAG events in an atmosphere free of discrimination or harassment and characterized by courtesy and respect. To that end, the AAG expects all individuals who attend the national conference or who participate in other AAG-sponsored events to conduct themselves in a manner that establishes an atmosphere free from discriminatory practices. All participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration, follow venue rules, and alert staff or security when they have knowledge of dangerous situations, violations of this Event Conduct Policy, or individuals in distress. The purpose of this policy is three-fold: to foster a positive, harassment-free environment; to offer support for victims of harassment, and to provide for disciplinary action for violations of the policy.  This Conduct Policy applies to all attendees and participants at any AAG-sponsored event, including in online venues, and at AAG-sponsored meeting social events. All who register to participate, attend, speak at, or exhibit at an AAG event agree to comply with this Policy.

AAG Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy on www.aag.org

We highly encourage you to promote these same ideals in your departments, professional and academic spaces, and in the communities you are apart of. We’re looking forward to continuing these conversations on ensuring the geographic discipline and annual meeting locales remain harassment-free. Please consider keeping the support services and resources suggested by the AAG accessible to you and your peers. For more information, please visit the AAG Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy website.

GFDA Early Career Workshop

2019: June 23-29 at George Washington University in Washington, DC – Deadline to Apply is June 1, 2019

Resister here Check out the Flier for 2019

The early career workshop is open to graduate students and faculty who are just beginning their careers in higher education — instructors, lecturers, assistant professors, and other untenured faculty. The one-week program is open to faculty from all types of teaching and research institutions inside and outside the US. The workshop, sponsored by the American Association of Geographers, focuses on topics which are frequently the greatest sources of stress in the first years of a faculty appointment, including:

  • Developing significant learning experiences for your students
  • Career planning
  • Time management
  • Getting the most out of academic conferences
  • Ethics in research, teaching, and advising
  • Nuts-and-bolts issues about writing and publishing
  • Preparing a CV, job search and interviewing
  • Promoting collegiality
  • Preparing for the tenure process
  • Balancing personal and professional life

The workshop touches on issues of teaching and learning, particularly those revolving around designing effective courses, issues of diversity and inclusion, and active pedagogy. The goal of the workshop is to help participants balance the many responsibilities of academic life and to understand how their teaching, research, service, outreach, and personal lives intersect and interconnect. Most participants have built lasting networks among themselves and with workshop leaders.

You do not need to be a member of the American Association of Geographers to register for the workshop or to enter the website. Follow the instructions to “Sign Up” for a temporary password if you are not an AAG member. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

AAG Dissertation Research Grant – Deadline Dec. 31

The AAG provides support for doctoral dissertation research in the form of small grants of up to $1000 to PhD candidates of any geographic specialty.You are eligible to apply if you have been an AAG member for at least one year at the time you submit your application, you do not have a doctorate at the time of the award, and you will have completed all Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation by the end of the semester or term following approval of your award (i.e., you will  have all requirements except the dissertation completed in the spring or summer term immediately following the Dec. 31 application submission). Click here for more information: http://www.aag.org/cs/grants/dissertation

GSAG Travel Award: Deadline Feb. 8

GSAG is a professional organization committed to representing graduate students within the Association of American Geographers and their advancement in the field of Geography. The GSAG Awards Committee will review all applications and award five $250 GSAG Professional Development Awards. We encourage all graduate students, masters and PhD, to apply. Preference will be given to first-time attendants of the AAG annual conference. Please fill out all the sections below and submit by Friday, February 8, 2019. Awardees must pick-up award checks at the GSAG Business Meeting at the AAG annual conference. Email this application and all materials to Douglas Allen at gsag.chair@gmail.com, GSAG Chair.  Recipients should be notified on the second week of March. Travel Award Application can be found here.