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Workshop Program


Note: the 2005 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 scroll down to find links to many of the 2005 workshop presentations and related resources.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Registration and Arrival

1:00 - 6:00 Registration at the Nittany Lion Inn


Optional Pre-Workshop Events on Thursday Afternoon-Penn State Department of Geosciences, Deike Building

2:30-3:30

3:45-4:45

All sessions and meals in Nittany Lion Inn unless otherwise noted.

6:00-7:00 Dinner - Assembly Room

7:00-9:00 Opening Session: Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals and Overview - Assembly Room
Academic Careers: Panel and Discussion - Assembly Room

Friday, July 22, 2005
Becoming a Better Teacher

7:00-8:15 Breakfast - outside Boardrooms 1 & 2

8:30-10:00 Teaching Science: What Research Tells Us About Science and Learning - Boardroom 1

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-10:55 Developing a Course: Articulating Goals and Choosing Teaching Strategies - Boardroom 1

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

12:00-1:20 Lunch (with optional special-interest discussion groups including one on dual-career academic couples, children, and careers) - Assembly Room

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

2:30-2:50 Break

2:50-4:00 Designing Effective Classroom/Laboratory Activities - Boardroom 1

4:00-5:00 Developing a Course: Assessing Student Learning - Boardroom 1

5:00-5:20 Structured Reflection - Boardroom 1

5:30-6:30 Cash Bar (optional) - Boardroom 2

6:30-7:30 Dinner - Boardroom 2

7:30-9:00 Presenting Yourself to Others - Boardroom 1


Saturday, July 23, 2005
Becoming a Stronger Job Candidate

7:00-8:15 Breakfast - outside Boardrooms 1 & 2

8:30-10:15 The Academic Job Search: Applications, Interviews, and Job Talks - Boardroom 1

10:15-10:35 Break

10:35-11:45 Teaching Statements: Articulating Your Teaching Goals and Highlighting Your Accomplishments: Breakout Sessions

11:45-1:00 Lunch (with optional special-interest discussion groups) - Assembly Room

1:15-2:30 Moving Your Research Forward to New Settings: Breakout Sessions

2:40-3:20 Effective Time Management: Survive or Thrive? - Boardroom 1

3:20-3:40 Break

3:40-5:20 Mapping Your Career: Choices, Balance, and Action Planning - Boardroom 1

5:20-5:30 Workshop Evaluation

6:30-9:00 Dinner and Evening Session on Negotiating, - EMS Museum (dinner) and 22 Deike Bldg (evening session)


Sunday, July 24, 2005
Optional Workshop Sessions

7:00-8:15 Breakfast - outside Boardrooms 1 & 2

8:30-9:30 Concurrent Workshops: Session 1

9:45-10:45 Concurrent Workshops: Session 2

11:00-12:00 Concurrent Workshops Session 3


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