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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

  • Workshop Registration–Lobby rotunda: Sign in, pick up workshop materials, turn in Medical Emergency Health Form (all participants).
  • Lodging Registration–Front desk: For room check-in, the Nittany Lion Inn front desk is open 24 hours. Rooms are available for occupancy at 3:00 pm, but your luggage may be checked in earlier (on-site lodgers only).

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

2:30-3:30

  • Crazy Climate: An Ice Core View of Our Future - Sridhar Anandakrishnan. Application of ice core research in making future climate predictions. 025 Deike Bldg
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  • Education and Outreach (E&O) Opportunities - Liz Goehring, Ridge 2000 Education and Outreach Coordinator. This session is for those interested in E&O careers AND those who might partner with an E&O office in future grant-related activities: Come to learn more about what it means to work in education and outreach, which includes working with K-12 teachers and public outreach. (This session will end at 3:15) 341 Deike Bldg

3:45-4:45

  • Future Directions in Biogeochemistry - Susan Brantley. The session will feature an overview of emerging areas in biogeochemistry and an overview of results from the Biogeochemical Research Initiative for Education NSF-IGERT program. 002 Deike Bldg
  • Developing Meaningful Class Activities: Examples from an Environments of Africa Course - Tanya Furman. Student engagement is critical to the learning enterprise, so this session will focus on specific projects utilizing natural data that have proven successful in multicultural classrooms as well as the process of project development itself. 240 Deike Bldg
  • Careers in Museums - Russ Graham, Director of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum. The session will feature an overview of the opportunities for careers in museums including advice on how to position yourself to be competitive for such jobs. 004 Deike Bldg

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

  • Interactive Lectures that Involve Students in Learning - Boardroom 1
  • Integrating Research into Courses Across the Curriculum - Boardroom 2
  • Teaching Geoscience with Data, Models, and Visualizations - Mt. Nittany Room

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

  • Interactive Lectures that Involve Students in Learning - Boardroom 1
  • Designing Small Group Activities that Work - Boardroom 2
  • Teaching Geoscience with Data, Models, and Visualizations - Mt. Nittany Room

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

  • Introduction to Teaching Statements - Boardroom 1
  • Review of Teaching Statements - Boardroom 2

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

  • Two-year colleges - Mt. Nittany Room
  • Primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI) - Boardroom 1
  • Graduate institutions - Boardroom 2

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

  • The Review Process and Publishing, Presenting, and/or Posting Your Work - Steven Wojtal (Oberlin College) - Boardroom 2
  • The Teaching Portfolio: Who Wants to See It and What Goes In It? - Robyn Wright Dunbar (Stanford University) - Boardroom 1
  • Families, Dual-Career Couples, and Careers - Rachel Beane (Bowdoin College), Cathy Manduca (Carleton College), Molly Miller (Vanderbilt University) - Mt. Nittany Room
  • The Community College Interview - Questions, Teaching Demonstration, and Syllabus - Eric Baer (Highline Community College) Alumni Lounge

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

  • Tenure Considerations and Early Career Faculty Issues at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions and at Research Universities - Tim Bralower (Penn State) and Heather Macdonald (College of William and Mary) - Boardroom 2
  • Teaching Introductory Courses - Molly Miller (Vanderbilt University) and Eric Baer (Highline Community College) - Boardroom 1
  • Working with Undergraduate Research Students - Rachel Beane (Bowdoin College), Cathy Manduca (Carleton College), and Steven Wojtal (Oberlin College) - Mt. Nittany Room
  • Getting Involved with Public Outreach and Service Learning - Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux (University of Vermont) - Alumni Lounge

11:00-12:00 Concurrent Workshops Session 3

  • Tenure Considerations and Early Career Faculty Issues at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions and at Research Universities - Tim Bralower (Penn State) and Heather Macdonald (College of William and Mary) - Boardroom 2
  • Career Options in Geoscience Education (outreach programs, museums, other options) - Cathy Manduca (Carleton College) - Boardroom 1
  • Classroom Management Issues - Eric Baer (Highline Community College), Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux (University of Vermont), and Molly Miller (Vanderbilt University) - Mr. Nittany Room
  • The Teaching Portfolio: Who Wants to See It and What Goes In It? - Robyn Wright Dunbar (Stanford University) - Alumni Lounge


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