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Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Program

Note: the 2012 workshop is over. Find out more about the Early Career Geoscience Faculty workshops, or read on for more information about the 2012 workshop, including most of the workshop presentations.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

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 3:00-5:00; workshop registration for later arrivals will be at the Sadler Center during the reception, dinner, or 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

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Monday, June 11

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

8:15-8:30 Preview Workshop and Announcements, Sadler Center, Tidewater A

8:30-9:30 Strategic Decisions: Elements of a Successful Career (PowerPoint 742kB Jun8 12), Tidewater A - Richard Yuretich

9:30-9:50 Break, Tidewater B

9:50-11:15 Course Design (Acrobat (PDF) 3.8MB Jun8 12), Tidewater A - Rachel Beane & Heather Macdonald

11:15-12:00 Interactive Lectures (PowerPoint 482kB Jun11 12), Tidewater A - Greg Hancock, College of William and Mary

12:00-1:20 Lunch, Sadler Center Dining Hall

1:20-2:10 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions.

Participants will attend one session from the list below (Sadler Center):

2:20-3:10 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions.

Participants will attend a session from the list below (Sadler Center):

3:10-3:30 Break, Tidewater B

3:30-4:45 Lesson Design: Preparing for a Class Period (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.7MB Jun10 12), Tidewater A - Rachel Beane and Heather Macdonald

4:45-5:00 Overview of Individual Consultations, Daily Roadcheck, Tidewater A

5:30-6:30 Dinner, Sadler Center Dining Hall (serving ends at 6:30, Dining Hall closes at 7:00)

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

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Tuesday, June 12

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

8:15-8:30 Report From Yesterday's Roadchecks; Introduction to Your Research/Scholarly Career, Sadler Center, Tidewater A

8:30-9:40 Working Effectively with Research Students: Different Models, Tidewater A - Richelle Allen-King

9:40-10:00 Break, Tidewater B

10:00-10:50 Strategies for Research and Scholarship: Concurrent Sessions.

Participants will attend one of the sessions listed below (Sadler Center):

11:00-11:50 Strategies for Research and Scholarship: Concurrent Sessions.

Participants will attend one of the sessions listed below (Sadler Center):

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

Optional Interest Group Discussions: dual academic careers, large classes, two-stage exams, (teaching with) mobile devices, and diverse classes.
  • Our web page on dual career couples include case studies of dual career couples in academia. Each case study is a summary of an interview of that couple talking about their job search process, challenges, and advice for other dual career couples.
  • Read about keeping students engaged, making technology work for you, and getting groups to work well in large classes; explore approaches, pedagogies, and resources for teaching large introductory geoscience classes.
  • A number of Early Career workshop alumni have shared their reflections on their experiences with two-stage exams
  • Read about using media to enhance learning.

1:30-3:00 Finding and Being a Mentor: Listening and Giving Feedback, Alumni House, Leadership Hall - Susan Lozier

Contrary to popular opinion, a career in science is filled with interpersonal interactions and relationships that are essential to our success. In this session, we will focus on how to make our engagement with people in our community more productive and rewarding.

3:00-3:20 Break. Leadership Hall Lobby

3:20-4:00 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions.

Participants will attend a session selected from an array of options (Alumni House):

4:00-4:15 Daily Roadcheck, Leadership Hall

4:15-6:30 Individual Consultations, Alumni House

6:30 Picnic Dinner at the Alumni House followed by Individual Consultations

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Wednesday, June 13

7:00-8:00 Breakfast

8:15-8:30 Report From Yesterday's Roadchecks and Preview of Today's Sessions, Alumni House, Leadership Hall

8:30-9:50 Developing a Strategic Plan for Research/Scholarly Activity, Leadership Hall - Richard Yuretich

9:50-10:10 Break, Leadership Hall Lobby

10:10-10:50 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions (Alumni House):

11:00-11:30 Writing Proposals and Getting Funded (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 101kB Jun8 12), Leadership Hall - Richelle Allen-King

  • Our pages on funding your research include a collection of successful proposals, to a large number of agencies, including NSF.

11:30-12:45 Lunch, Alumni House

Optional Interest Group Discussions: kids, online courses, international faculty, clickers, interdisciplinary research/collaborations, effective use of start-up funds (lessons learned, advice), and mental health/violence issues with students.

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

  • Our pages on funding your research include a collection of successful proposals, to a large number of agencies, including NSF.

3:00-3:20 Break, Leadership Hall Lobby

3:20-3:45 Poster Instructions - Daily Roadcheck - Discussion of NSF visit, Leadership Hall

3:45-5:45 Work on Poster, Individual Consultations, Alumni House

6:00 (or time you choose) Dinner in town (self-organized)

7:00-9:30 Work on Poster, Individual Consultations, Alumni House

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Thursday, June 14

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

All morning: Coffee in the McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20 Lobby

8:30-11:00 Poster Session, McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20

11:00-11:30 Poster Follow-up and Reflection, McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20

11:30-1:15 Lunch in town (self-organized)

1:15-2:15 Strategic Decisions: Elements of a Satisfying Life (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.2MB Jun8 12), Sadler Center, Tidewater A - Richard Yuretich

2:15-3:45 Strategic Action Planning, Sadler Center, Tidewater A

3:45-4:00 Break, Sadler Center, Tidewater B

4:00-5:00 Lessons Learned, Concluding Remarks, and Workshop Evaluation, Sadler Center, Tidewater A

7:00 Dinner, Nawab Indian Cuisine Restaurant, 204 Monticello Avenue, Monticello Shopping Center

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Friday, June 15

Optional Visit to the National Science Foundation



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