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Early Career Geoscience Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career
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Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Program

Participants discuss various aspects of academic careers on the first evening of the 2009 workshop. Photo by Carol Ormand.

Note: the 2009 workshop is over. Find out more about the Early Career Geoscience Faculty workshops, or scroll down for more information about the 2009 workshop, including links to most of the workshop presentations.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

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

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

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

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


Monday, June 15

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

8:15-9:40 Alumni House, Leadership Hall

Heather and Rachel's session on course design. Photo by Carol Ormand.
Preview schedule
Course Design: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment (Acrobat (PDF) 865kB Jun12 09)

Successful Activities and Assignments: composite list of characteristics, from our discussion

9:40-10:00 Break

10:00-11:10 Course Design: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment continued

Bloom's Taxonomy Exercise (Acrobat (PDF) 514kB Jun9 09)

11:10-12:00 Interactive Lectures (Acrobat (PDF) 236kB Jun14 09) - Greg Hancock (Department of Geology, College of William and Mary)

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

1:30-2:20 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions, McGlothlin-Street Hall (MS): Participants will attend a session selected from the list below:

Conversation during the break. Photo by Carol Ormand.
Greg Hancock's session on interactive lectures. Photo by Carol Ormand.

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

Participants introduce themselves in three or fewer words. Photo by Carol Ormand.

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

3:40-4:40 Taking Charge of Your Career (Acrobat (PDF) 72kB Jun14 09), MS 20

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

5:30-6:30 Dinner, Sadler Center Dining Hall

7:00-8:00 Informal Session (optional) - Sharing Ideas about Specific Courses - Alumni House (open until 9:00 pm)


Tuesday, June 16

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

8:15-8:30 Report from Daily Roadcheck, Your Research/Scholarly Career Sadler Center, Tidewater A

8:30-9:40 Working Effectively with Research Students: Different Models

Discussion summary: Synthesis of participants' discussions on guidelines for research students

9:40-10:00 Break

10:00-10:50 Research Strategies: Concurrent Sessions. Participants will attend one of the sessions listed below:

Research breakout session during the 2009 workshop. Photo by Carol Ormand.
Breakout session during the 2009 workshop. Photo by Carol Ormand.

11:00-11:50 Research Strategies: Concurrent Sessions. Participants will attend a session from the list below.

Sharon Zuber's session on responding to student writing. Photo by CarolOrmand.

12:00-1:00 Lunch, Sadler Center Dining Hall (12:15-1:15 - optional interest group discussions)

Related resources for lunch discussions:

1:25-2:05 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions, Alumni House and/or Sadler Center. Participants will attend a session selected from the following list:

Breakout session during the 2009 workshop. Photo by Carol Ormand.
Happy fossil collectors at the Keck Environmental Field Lab, with several samples of Chesapecten jeffersonius, the Virginia state fossil. Photo by Randy Richardson.

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

At the picnic at the Keck Environmental Lab. Photo by Carol Ormand.

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

3:40-4:00 Break, Alumni House

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

Individual consultation at the Keck Environmental Lab. Photo by Carol Ormand.

6:30 Picnic Dinner at the Keck Environmental Lab


Wednesday, June 17

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

8:15-8:30 Preview of Day, Alumni House

8:30-10:00 Developing a Strategic Plan for Research/Scholarly Activity (Acrobat (PDF) 111kB Jun14 09)

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-11:30 Writing Proposals and Getting Funded (Acrobat (PDF) 332kB Jun17 09); Professional Introductions; Discussion of NSF Visit

Funding Your Research is a set of web pages including resources for proposal writing and a collection of recent, successful grant proposals

11:30-12:45 Lunch, Alumni House

11:45-12:45 Optional Interest Group Discussions

Related resources for lunch discussions:

Participants discuss their research plans. Photo by Carol Ormand.

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

3:00-3:20 Break, Alumni House

3:20-3:30 Poster Instructions (Microsoft Word 30kB Jun14 09), Daily Roadcheck Alumni House, Leadership Hall

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

6:00 or your choice Dinner in town (self-organized)

7:00-9:30 Work on Poster, Individual Consultations, Alumni House (open until 10:00 pm)


Thursday, June 18

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

McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20 Lobby: coffee all morning

At the poster session. Photo by Carol Ormand.

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 Balance and Time Management (Acrobat (PDF) 93kB Jun18 09), Alumni House. Leadership Hall - making choices based on priorities, scheduling, and more.

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-4:00 Strategic Action Planning

4:00-4:45 Next Steps, Recommendations, Concluding Remarks, and Workshop Evaluation

7:00 Dinner, Nawab Indian Restaurant


Friday, June 19

Optional Visit to the National Science Foundation

At the poster session. Photo by Carol Ormand.

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

6:45 Bus departs from restaurant for Williamsburg


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