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Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Program


Participants discuss faculty life during the opening session. Photo by Carol Ormand.
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Sunday, June 15, 2008


Check in to hotel (Hospitality House) at any time (your room might not be ready until 3:00 pm). Registration for workshop in the William and Mary Parlor of the Hospitality House will be from 3:00-5:30; registration for later arrivals will be at the University Center during dinner or evening program.

5:30 Informal Reception with Cash Bar, University Center, Tidewater A and B

6:00-7:00 Dinner, University Center, Tidewater A and B

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


Monday, June 16

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

8:00-10:00, Alumni House

Greg Hancock's session on interactive lectures. Photo by Carol Ormand.

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-11:00 Interactive Lectures (Acrobat (PDF) 292kB Jun16 08) - Greg Hancock


11:00-12:00 Assessment of Student Learning (Acrobat (PDF) 4.3MB Jun10 08)


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

1:30-2:20 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions, McGlothlin-Street Hall

2:30-3:20 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions. Participants will attend a 2nd session selected from the list above.

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

3:40-4:40 Taking Charge of Your Career (Acrobat (PDF) 6.3MB Jun11 08) - Room 20


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

5:00-6:00 Dinner, University Center Dining Hall

7:00-8:00 Informal Session (optional) - Sharing Ideas about Specific Courses - Alumni House


Participants discuss starting new research projects. Photo by Carol Ormand.

Tuesday, June 17

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

8:00-8:15 Preview of day, Alumni House

8:15-8:40 Launching and Maintaining Research/Scholarly Activity in Your Current Setting

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


9:40-10:00 Break

10:00-10:50 Research Strategies: Concurrent Sessions. Participants will attend a session selected from the following list:

Participants discuss challenges and strategies in getting their research published. Photo by Carol Ormand.

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

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

12:30-1:15 Optional Interest Groups


1:30-2:10 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions, Alumni House. Participants will attend a session selected from the following list:

Pete, Richard and Bill discuss online courses. Photo by Carol Ormand.

2:15-2:55 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions. Participants will attend a session selected from the following list:

3:00-3:40 Tenure: Issues, Questions, and Answers; Daily Roadcheck, Leadership Hall.


On the dock at Lake Matoaka. Photo by Carol Ormand.

3:40-4:00 Break

4:00-5:20 Individual consultations, Alumni House (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

See more photos from the picnic.



Wednesday, June 18

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

8:15-8:30 Preview of Day and and discussion of NSF visit, Alumni House


8:30-10:00 Developing a Strategic Plan for Research/Scholarly Activity


Jill Singer discusses NSF's CCLI program with participants. Photo by Carol Ormand.

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-10:30 Poster Instructions

10:30-11:30 Writing Proposals and Getting Funded (Acrobat (PDF) 16.4MB Jun18 08)

  • Funding Your Research (These pages include resources for proposal writing and a collection of recent, successful grant proposals.)


11:30-12:45 Lunch, Alumni House

11:45-12:45 Optional session:

1:00-3:00 Moving Your Research/Scholarly Activity Forward: Funding and Other Issues (concurrent sessions), Alumni House - NOTE EARLIER AFTERNOON START TIME

Maggie consulting with Ann. Photo by Carol Ormand.

3:00-3:20 Break

3:20-3:30 Poster Distribution, Daily Roadcheck

3:30-5:00 Work on Poster, Individual Consultations

6:00- Dinner Dinner in town

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


Thursday, June 19

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

McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20 Lobby: coffee all morning

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

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

11:30-1:15 Lunch in town

1:15-2:15 Time and Task Management: Balancing Your Life (Acrobat (PDF) 7.4MB Jun23 08), Alumni House


Jade Star, Megan and Randy at the poster session. Photo by Carol Ormand.

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


Friday, June 20

Optional Visit to the National Science Foundation


See a more detailed schedule for the NSF visit.

6:45 Bus departs from Hospitality House

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

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

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:00-4:30 Individual Meetings with Program Directors and Concurrent Small Group Sessions

4:30-5:00 Debriefing Session

5:15-6:45 Dinner at Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe, Arlington

6:45 Bus departs from restaurant for Williamsburg


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