Ocean Sciences Educators’ Retreat (OSER)
Ocean Leadership surveys member institutions to gather data on recruitment, admissions, and retention from the nation’s leading ocean science and technology graduate programs. The data are subsequently compiled and discussed at a biennial Ocean Sciences Educators’ Retreat (OSER) for graduate deans and other educational administrators.
The most recent OSER was held in September 2012 in Baltimore, MD. Deans, members of the federal agencies, and members of industry were invited to come together to address pressing issues in ocean sciences education, such as challenges associated with recruiting and retaining young and ethnically diverse students.
OSER partnered with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) on their most recent Currents Newsletter! The article focuses on female degree rates in the geosciences. View it here.
The results of the preliminary survey on graduate training in professional skills have been published in Oceanography magazine! Check it out here.
Documents from OSER 2012:
- A Preliminary Survey on Graduate Training in Professional Skills (DRAFT)
- Ocean Sciences Educators’ Retreat 2012 Executive Summary and Minutes
- Breakout Session 1 Summary
- Breakout Session 2 Summary
- Characteristics of Graduate Programs in Ocean Sciences
- OSER 2012 Faculty Data
- Three Decades of Data Collection on Graduate Education
Successful Programs Panel Presentations:
- Growing Hispanic/Latino Enrollments at TAMU
- MPOWIR: Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention
- Professional Development Programs for the Marine, Earth, and Environmental Scientists
Documents from OSER 2010:
Post-Meeting Minutes and Actions:
- Engaging Underrepresented Minority Students in the Ocean Sciences presentation
- SEA: Creating Access and Opening Doors of Opportunity presentation
- Ocean Sciences Graduate Education Profile presentation
- How the COSEE Network Can Help Improve Minority Representation in the Ocean Sciences presentation
Documents from OSER 2005: