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Career Development: Previous Workshops and Events

On the Cutting Edge has offered various workshops and webinar series between 2008 and 2013 aimed mainly at faculty professional development for those preparing for an academic career as well as early and mid-career faculty. Resources and outcomes from these events are available from the event pages below.

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    • 2013 webinar series on Pursuing an Academic Career
      This series of 3 webinars offers resources related to effectively communicating your research, early career negotiations, and networking for academic careers. Participants could register for one or more events. Each webinar has been made available as a ScreenCast that you can watch and presentation slides and related resources are also linked from each event page.
    • 2012 webinar series on Pursuing an Academic Career
      This series of 5 webinars offers resources related to preparing for an academic job interview in the geosciences, learning to learn:what will they remember in 5 years, linking goals, teaching strategies and assessment to promote effective learning, setting goals for innovative courses, and developing a thriving research program while balancing it with teaching and other responsibilities. Participants could register for one or more events. Each webinar has been made available as a ScreenCast that you can watch and presentation slides and related resources are also linked from each event page.
    • 2011 webinar series on Pursuing an Academic Career
      This series of 5 webinars offers resources related to interactive teaching, negotiations in the hiring process, developing yourself as a teacher, strategic early career planning, and exploring the range of faculty positions. Each webinar is available as a ScreenCast that you can watch and presentation slides and related resources are also linked from each event page.
  • 2010 workshop on Pursuing an Academic Career - This one-day workshop will offer resources for and insights into designing effective courses, writing clear research and teaching statements, and other aspects of applying to and starting academic positions. It will be held at the March, 2010, combined Northeastern/Southeastern section meeting of the Geological Society of America, in Baltimore, MD.
  • 2009 workshop on Pursuing an Academic Career - This one-day workshop offers resources for and insights into designing effective courses, writing clear research and teaching statements, and other aspects of applying to and starting academic positions.
  • 2008 Pre-AGU workshop on Strategic Persuasion: A Seminar in Effective Negotiations, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution - This half-day workshop addressed the varying challenges and scenarios that academics face, either pre- or post-tenure. Workshop content included key concepts of negotiation and interest-based solution finding.

This program is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty. On the Cutting Edge is supported by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education under grants #0127310, #0127141, #0127257, and #0127018.

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