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June 7-12, 2006
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Application Deadline: March 17, 2006
Note: the 2006 workshop is over. Find out more about the "Early Career Geoscience Faculty" workshops (including a link to next year's), or read on for more information about the 2006 workshop.

Workshop participants work on an exercise Randy Richardson uses in large classes. Photo by Carol Ormand.

Join us for a multi-day workshop in a stimulating and resource-rich environment where you will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time-management.

"It generated many new ideas for me! I will go back to my work with a much clearer sense of purpose and vision. It gave me time to think about the big picture and learn from my peers."

"Meeting other faculty in my position did a lot to relieve the stress of feeling that one is all by oneself in struggling with teaching and research. Personal discussions with the leaders were very helpful. And of course, the binder full of ideas is gold."

"This has been one of the most worthwhile experiences in my graduate-faculty career."

Participants must have a full-time faculty position at a two-year or four-year college or a university at the time of the workshop and must be in their first four years of full-time teaching or starting a full-time position in the fall.

Co-conveners:


Heather Macdonald, College of William & Mary
Richelle Allen-King, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Richard Yuretich, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Workshop Facilitators
Rachel Beane, Geology Department, Bowdoin College
Jenni Evans, Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
Megan Jones, Geology Department, North Hennepin Community College
Randy Richardson, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona
Kristen St. John, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University

This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edgeprofessional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education . We are part of the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE).



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