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Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Program


Note: the 2007 workshop is over. Find out more about the "Early Career Geoscience Faculty" workshops, or scroll down for more information about the 2007 workshop, including links to most of the workshop presentations.
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Opening dinner, 2007 Workshop. Photo by Carol Ormand.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


5:30 Informal Reception with Cash Bar, University Center, Chesapeake A

6:00 Dinner, University Center, Chesapeake A

7:00-9:00 Welcome and Introductions, Workshop Goals, Discussion, Logistics, University Center, Chesapeake A


Thursday, June 14, 2007

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, University Center Dining Hall

8:00-9:40 University Center, Chesapeake C

Preview schedule
Teaching Goals, Learning Styles, Effective Activities/Assignments (PowerPoint 711kB Jun14 07)

Here is the workshop participant-generated list of what makes a learning activity successful. (Microsoft Word 45kB Jun14 07)

9:40-10:00 Break, Chesapeake B

10:00-11:00 Assessment of Student Learning (PowerPoint 1.5MB Jun14 07) - Richard Yuretich

Participants in Richard Yuretich's session on keeping seminar courses lively and engaging discuss a journal article. Photo by Carol Ormand.

11:10-12:00 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions, Chesapeake B, Chesapeake C, James Room, York Room. Participants will attend a session selected from the following list:

12:00-1:00 Lunch, University Center Dining Hall

Participants in Randy Richardson and Katryn Wiese's session on interactive lectures and in-class exercises create density-layered fluids. Photo by Carol Ormand.

1:30-2:20 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions, McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20, 224, 230. Participants will attend a 2nd session selected from the list above.

2:30-3:20 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions, McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20, 201, 224, 230. Participants will attend a 3rd session selected from the list above.

3:20-3:40 Break, Room 20 Lobby

3:40-4:40 Taking Charge of Your Career (PowerPoint 75kB Jun14 07) - Room 20

4:40-5:00 Overview of Individual Consultation Process and Daily Roadcheck

6:00-7:00 Dinner, University Center Dining Hall

7:30-8:30 Informal Session (optional)—Sharing Ideas about Specific Courses


Friday, June 15, 2007

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, University Center Dining Hall

8:15-8:40 Launching and Maintaining Research/Scholarly Activity in Your Current Setting, University Center, Chesapeake C

8:40-9:40 Working Effectively with Research Students: Different Models

Notes from our (2007) round-table discussion (Microsoft Word 32kB Jun16 07)

9:40-10:00 Break, UC Chesapeake B

10:00-10:50 Research Strategies: Concurrent Sessions, Cheapeake B, C, James Room, York Room, Colony Room. Participants will attend a session selected from the following list:

Sharon Zuber, Director of the Writing Center at the College of William and Mary, leads a session on responding effectively to student writing. Photo by Carol Ormand.

11:00-11:50 Research Strategies: Concurrent Sessions. Participants will attend a 2nd session selected from the list above.

12:00-1:15 Lunch, Chesapeake B

12:30-1:15 Optional Interest Groups

1:30-2:10 and 2:15-2:55 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions, Chesapeake C, James Room, York Room, Colony Room. Participants will attend a session selected from the following list:

3:00-3:30 Tenure: Issues, Questions, and Answers; Daily Roadcheck, Chesapeake C

An individual consultation at the Keck Lab picnic. Photo by Carol Ormand.

3:30-3:50 Break, Chesapeake B

3:50-4:20 Tenure Discussin, continued (optional): Discussion, James Room (optional)

3:50-5:20 Individual consultations (also in the evening, by mutual agreement)

5:30-6:30 Canoe Lake Matoaka, walk through the College Woods, tour the Keck Environmental Lab

6:30 Picnic Dinner at the Keck Lab


Saturday, June 16, 2007

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, University Center Dining Hall

McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 20

8:15-10:00 Developing a Strategic Plan for Research/Scholarly Activity

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-10:30 Poster Instructions

10:30-11:30 Writing Proposals and Getting Funded (Acrobat (PDF) 15.9MB May14 08)

  • The Early Career website has a set of pages on Funding Your Research, including resources for proposal writing and a collection of recent, successful grant proposals.

11:30-12:45 Lunch, University Center Dining Hall

12:00-12:45 Optional interest groups

1:00-3:00 Moving Your Research/Scholarly Activity Forward: Funding and Other Issues (concurrent sessions), University Center, Chesapeake Rooms

Steve Wojtal leads a small group proposal summary review session. Photo by Carol Ormand.

3:00-3:20 Break, UC Chesapeake B

3:20-5:00 Work on Poster, Individual Consultations

6:00-7:00 Dinner, University Center

7:00-9:00 Work on Poster, Individual Consultations


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Participants present ideas for their teaching and research inspired by the workshop sessions. Photo by Carol Ormand.

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, University Center Dining Hall

8:15-11:00 Poster Session, McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20

McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20 Lobby - coffee all morning

11:00-11:30 Poster Follow-up and Reflection

11:30-1:15 Lunch in town

1:15-2:15 Finding Balance and Time and Task Management (PowerPoint 19.4MB Jun17 07) Chesapeake B and C

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-4:00 Strategic Action Planning

4:00-4:45 Concluding Remarks and Workshop Evaluation

7:00 Dinner, Nawab Indian Restaurant


Monday, June 18, 2007

Optional Visit to the National Science Foundation

A more detailed schedule is given on the NSF Visit page.

6:45 Bus departs from campus

10:15-10:50 Welcome and Introduction to NSF

11:00-12:00 Small Group Meetings with Program Directors

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:30 Individual Meetings with Program Directors and Concurrent Small Group Sessions

4:30-5:00 Debriefing Session

5:15-6:45 Dinner at Tara Thai

6:45 Bus departs from restaurant for Williamsburg


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