Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty
June 22-26, 2014 (optional trip to NSF on Friday, June 27)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
"This workshop is one of the best things I have done for my career!"
"... it is very helpful to form a network of colleagues at other institutions. I think I made some friendships that will last my career."
"The workshop totally changed my view of teaching from teacher-oriented to student-oriented. It's no more what I want to teach but what students need to learn or take away from the course. This is the essential point that I will keep in mind when I design course goals, syllabi, in-class activities, assignments, and exams."
"This was a great workshop - I thought the workshop facilitators were great and I really enjoyed getting to know them and my new colleagues. I feel energized by the workshop, have a new research collaboration, and feel more in control of my teaching. I am glad I gave myself the gift of being here!"
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 three years of full-time teaching or starting a full-time position in the fall. See the overview page for details.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2014
- Rachel Beane, Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College
- Tessa Hill, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis
- Richard Yuretich, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Sarah Penniston-Dorland, Department of Geology, University of Maryland
- Andrew Goodliffe, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama
- Karen Kortz, Department of Physics, Community College of Rhode Island
- Cindy Shellito, Department of Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences, University of Northern Colorado
Cutting Edge Staff
- Molly Kent, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, and is sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by NAGT, and a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education and other contributing sponsors.