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Workshop Program

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Monday, June 30

1:00-6:00 Workshop registration: Space Research Coordination Center (SRCC)

Optional pre-workshop events in the Space Research Coordination Center / Thaw Hall

2:15-3:00 Concurrent sessions on research, teaching, careers, and career path

3:10-4:10 Concurrent sessions

4:20-5:15 Families and careers: A panel discussion - Rachel O'Brien (moderator) and other workshop leaders, 203 Thaw

This session offers a discussion of issues, opportunities, and choices associated with families and careers, including children, dual-career couples, and more, with many opportunities to ask questions of the session leaders.

Workshop begins, William Pitt Union (WPU) Assembly room

5:30-6:00 Reception and icebreaker activities - Barb Tewksbury and Rachel O'Brien

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00-8:45 Introductions and opening session


Tuesday, July 1

Theme for the day: Who are you as a teacher?

7:00-7:45 Breakfast

8:00-8:20 Overview of day (PowerPoint 1MB Jul1 14) - Barb Tewksbury and Rachel O'Brien, William Pitt Union (WPU) Assembly room

8:20-9:40 Rethinking course design: A practical strategy for designing effective and innovative courses (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 545kB Jul1 14) - Barb Tewksbury, WPU Assembly Room

On the Cutting Edge has an on-line course design tutorial that expands on this approach and takes you through the full process, from considering context to setting goals, to developing a course around those goals, and assessing student progress.

9:40-10:00 Break

10:00-10:50 Teaching breakout sessions

11:00-11:50 Teaching breakout sessions

12:00-1:20 Lunch and optional lunch-time discussions

1:30-3:10 Designing effective assignments and activities (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.1MB Jul1 14) - Barb Tewksbury, WPU Assembly Room

3:10-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Teaching statements concurrent sessions: Articulating your teaching goals and highlighting your accomplishments

5:00-5:15 Wrap-up and daily road check

6:00-7:15 Dinner

7:30-8:30 Optional evening discussions, locations TBA


Wednesday, July 2

7:00-7:45 Breakfast

Theme for the morning: Who are you as a researcher?

8:00-8:15 Overview of day and report on daily road check - Barb Tewksbury, Rachel O'Brien, WPU Assembly room

8:15-9:00 Making a strong first impression: The elevator talk (PowerPoint 1.1MB Jul2 14) - Rachel O'Brien, WPU Assembly room

9:10-9:55 Moving your research forward to new settings: Breakout sessions (will be repeated at 10:15)

9:55-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Moving your research forward to new settings: Breakout sessions (repeated from 9:10)

11:05-12:15 Research statements: Concurrent sessions

12:15-1:20 Lunch and optional lunch-time discussions

Theme for the afternoon: Choosing where you want to go and getting there

1:30-2:50 Mapping your career: Choices, balance, and action planning - Rachel O'Brien and other workshop leaders, WPU Assembly Room

Given where you are in your career and what you have learned at this workshop, reflect on your long-term goals or "dream job." What are your shorter-term goals? What are your next steps? What advice would help you most at this point?

2:50-3:10 Break

3:10-5:00 The academic job search (PowerPoint 581kB Jul2 14): Applications, interviews, teaching demonstrations, job talks, and negotiating - Rachel O'Brien and other workshop leaders, WPU Assembly Room

5:00-5:30 Closing remarks and end-of-workshop evaluation

6:00 Dinner

Thursday, July 3

7:00-8:20 Breakfast

Optional workshop sessions, Sennott Square (SENSQ), 2nd floor

8:30-9:30 Concurrent Optional Sessions I

9:45-10:45 Concurrent Optional Sessions II

11:00-12:00 Concurrent Optional Sessions III



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