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Workshop Program

Note: the 2004 workshop is over. Find out more about the "Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences" workshops (including a link to next year's), or read on for more information about the 2004 workshop.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Optional Pre-Workshop Events. Additional information about each of these opportunities is given here.

Arrival and Check-in at Riverbend Commons Lobby (open 24 hours)

2:00-5:45 Workshop Registration at Riverbend Commons Lobby(late arrivals, register at dinner)

6:00-7:00 Dinner, Coffman Memorial Union, West Wing Campus Club (4th floor)

7:00-9:00 Opening Session: Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals and Overview
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric Jolly, President of the Science Museum of Minnesota

Friday and Saturday sessions in Coffman Memorial Union, Friday in the 4th floor Campus Club (West Wing and other 4th floor breakout rooms)and Saturday in the 3rd floor Mississippi Room and other 3rd floor breakout rooms. Saturday dinner will be in Riverbend Commons Club Room and Sunday sessions will be in the Club Room and other breakout rooms at Riverbend Commons.

Friday, July 30, 2004
Becoming a Better Teacher

7:00-8:15 Breakfast, Comstock Hall

8:30-10:00 Teaching Science: What Research Tells Us About Science and Learning

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-11:00 Developing a Course: Articulating Goals and Choosing Teaching Strategies

11:00-12:00 Teaching Strategies Breakout #1

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Teaching Strategies Breakout #2

2:30-2:50 Break

2:50-3:50 Developing a Course: Assessing Student Learning

3:50-5:00 Designing Effective Labs

5:10-5:30 Structured Reflection

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:30-9:00 Academic Careers: Panel and Discussion

Saturday, July 31, 2004
Becoming a Stronger Job Candidate

7:00-8:15 Breakfast

8:30-10:00 The Academic Job Search: Applications, Interviews, and Job Talks

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-11:20 Teaching Statements: Articulating Your Teaching Goals and Highlighting Your Accomplishments Breakout Sessions

11:20-12:00 Translating Your Research to Others

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Moving Your Research Forward to New Settings Breakout Sessions

2:40-3:20 Effective Time Management: Survive or Thrive?

3:20-3:40 Break

3:40-5:20 Mapping Your Career: Choices, Balance, Time Management, and Action Planning

5:20-5:30 Workshop Evaluation

6:30-9:00 Dinner and Evening Program

Sunday, August 1, 2004
Optional Workshop Sessions

7:00-8:15 Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Concurrent Workshop Sessions

9:45-10:45 Concurrent Workshop Sessions

11:00-12:00 Concurrent Workshop Sessions

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