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Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Program

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Registration for the workshop will be in Annapolis Hall from 2:00-4:30 and the STAMP Center from 5:00pm-9:00pm. See the logistics page for more details.

5:00-5:30 Welcome and Introductions Prince George's Room, STAMP Center

5:30-7:00 Dinner

7:00-9:00 Workshop Goals, Discussion and Logistics

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Monday, June 23 at U of MD STAMP and Alumni Centers

7:00-8:00 Breakfast - South Campus Dining Hall

8:15-8:30 Preview Workshop and Announcements - Prince George's Room, STAMP Center

8:30-9:20 Strategic Decisions: Elements of a Successful Career and a Satisfying Life (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 792kB Jun22 14), Prince George's Room - Richard Yuretich

9:20-9:45 Break

9:45-10:45 Course Design (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.2MB Jun22 14), Prince George's Room - Rachel Beane and Karen Kortz

11:00-11:55 Course Design: Concurrent Sessions I, Alumni Center

Participants will attend one session from the list below:

12:00-1:00 Lunch on own at STAMP Center, options include food court and Maryland Food Co-op

1:00-2:05 Lesson Design: Preparing for a Class Period (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.8MB Jun22 14), Prince George's Room - Rachel Beane and Karen Kortz

Lesson Design Posters (login required)

2:05-2:30 Break

2:30-3:15 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions II-a, STAMP & Alumni Centers

Participants will attend one session from the list below:

  • Engaging Students in Large Classes (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.3MB Jun22 14), AAI Conference Room (Alumni Center) - Tessa Hill and Andy Goodliffe
  • We will discuss the benefits of using interactive activities in a lecture class, as well as several other ways to engage students, such as student clickers, multimedia clips, in-class demonstrations, course website tools and connecting the topics to students' lives. We will demonstrate some short activities that actively engage a diverse and potentially unmotivated student group and that can easily be incorporated into lecture classes of any size. And we will spend some time brainstorming about ways to incorporate these strategies in your own classroom.
  • Using data in the classroom (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 948kB Jun22 14), Chaney Library (Alumni Center) - Cindy Shellito
  • Having students use real data promotes scientific inquiry and helps them develop research skills. This session will focus on strategies for designing class exercises and assignments that provide students an opportunity to work with real data, whether that be data collected in the field, or real-time and/or archived data available online. We will discuss strategies for incorporating data into your courses any level, and in any classroom size.
    Using Data in the Classroom handout (Acrobat (PDF) 59kB Jun22 14)
  • Team-based learning (PowerPoint 3.7MB Jun22 14), Crist Boardroom (Alumni Center) - Richard Yuretich
  • Team-based learning (TBL) is an active-learning strategy that uses class time primarily for investigations conducted by formal groups that are kept intact for the duration of the course. Lectures are minimized or eliminated and tests are based on readings that students do before the topic is explored during class time. Research has demonstrated that TBL increases student engagement, fosters critical analysis, and elevates student performance. We will examine what it takes to implement TBL in your courses.
  • Improving labs (from cookbook to inquiry) (PowerPoint 4.2MB Jun22 14), Prince George's Room (STAMP Center) - Karen Kortz
  • We will review the various goals of labs, and analyze example labs in terms of the level of inquiry required of students. We will then apply our findings to determine strategies to improve our own labs, spending some time working together to incorporate these strategies in your labs.

3:30-4:15 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions II-b, STAMP & Alumni Centers

Participants will attend one session from the list below:

  • Engaging Students in Large Classes (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.3MB Jun22 14), AAI Conference Room (Alumni Center) - Tessa Hill and Andy Goodliffe
  • We will discuss the benefits of using interactive activities in a lecture class, as well as several other ways to engage students, such as student clickers, multimedia clips, in-class demonstrations, course website tools and connecting the topics to students' lives. We will demonstrate some short activities that actively engage a diverse and potentially unmotivated student group and that can easily be incorporated into lecture classes of any size. And we will spend some time brainstorming about ways to incorporate these strategies in your own classroom.
  • Using data in the classroom (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 948kB Jun22 14), Chaney Library (Alumni Center) - Cindy Shellito
  • Having students use real data promotes scientific inquiry and helps them develop research skills. This session will focus on strategies for designing class exercises and assignments that provide students an opportunity to work with real data, whether that be data collected in the field, or real-time and/or archived data available online. We will discuss strategies for incorporating data into your courses any level, and in any classroom size.
    Using Data in the Classroom handout (Acrobat (PDF) 59kB Jun22 14)
  • Team-based learning (PowerPoint 3.7MB Jun22 14), Crist Boardroom (Alumni Center) - Richard Yuretich
  • Team-based learning (TBL) is an active-learning strategy that uses class time primarily for investigations conducted by formal groups that are kept intact for the duration of the course. Lectures are minimized or eliminated and tests are based on readings that students do before the topic is explored during class time. Research has demonstrated that TBL increases student engagement, fosters critical analysis, and elevates student performance. We will examine what it takes to implement TBL in your courses.
  • Reducing Misconceptions through Lecture Tutorials and ConcepTests (PowerPoint 2MB Jun22 14), Prince George's Room (STAMP Center) - Karen Kortz
  • Misconceptions are difficult to change, often preventing students from understanding accurate geologic explanations. We will explore common misconceptions and discuss two research-supported techniques to engage students and reduce misconceptions: Lecture Tutorials and ConcepTests (implemented with or without clickers). Both techniques are easy to use in classes of any size.

4:30-4:45 Overview of Individual Consultations, Daily Roadcheck, Prince George's Room

7:00-8:30 Dinner and Sharing Ideas about Specific Courses, Prince George's Room

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Tuesday, June 24

7:00-8:00 Breakfast - South Campus Dining Hall

8:15-8:30 Report From Yesterday's Roadchecks; Introduction to Your Research/Scholarly Career, Prince George's Room

8:30-9:35 Working Effectively with Research Students: Different Models (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 919kB Jun23 14), Prince George's Room - Tessa Hill and Chris Kim

9:35-10:00 Break

10:00-10:50 Strategies for Research and Scholarship: Concurrent Sessions III-a, STAMP & Alumni Centers

Participants will attend one session from the list below:

11:05-11:55 Strategies for Research and Scholarship: Concurrent Sessions III-b, STAMP & Alumni Centers

Participants will attend one session from the list below:

12:00-1:30 Lunch - Prince George's Room (STAMP Center)

Optional Interest Group Discussions: time management with kids, time management for people without kids, international faculty, small department relations, dual careers/the two-body problem, non-traditional funding sources

1:30-2:15 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions IV-a, STAMP & Alumni Centers

Participants will attend one session from the list below:

  • Time Management (PowerPoint 1.6MB Jun24 14), Prince George's Room (STAMP Center)- Richard Yuretich and Tessa Hill
    We are all faced with competing demands for our attention. This session will discuss some possible and proven ways to deal with these demands in a rational and mindful fashion
  • Getting Published, Crist Boardroom (Alumni Center) - Andy Goodliffe and Rachel Beane
  • We will discuss practical strategies for preparing manuscripts and seeing them through review and into print.
  • Service Expectations (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 807kB Jun24 14), AAI Conference Room (Alumni Center) - Sarah Penniston-Dorland
    There are many different types of service expectations in the geoscience community. This session will discuss some of the common service activities expected of faculty in various career stages. We will discuss some of the reasons to perform service activities and reasons not to along with advantages (and disadvantages!) of some of the most common service activities.
  • Assessing Student Learning with Exams (PowerPoint 153kB Jun24 14), Chaney Library (Alumni Center) - Karen Kortz
  • If you want to assess student learning through exams, how do you write effective exam questions? We will discuss advantages and disadvantages of different types of exam questions and strategies to write them successfully. We will write, critique, and improve questions that we can use in our own classes.

2:30-3:15 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions IV-b, STAMP & Alumni Centers

Participants will attend one session from the list below:

  • Time Management (PowerPoint 1.6MB Jun24 14), Prince George's Room (STAMP Center) - Richard Yuretich and Tessa Hill
  • We are all faced with competing demands for our attention. This session will discuss some possible and proven ways to deal with these demands in a rational and mindful fashion
  • Getting Published, Crist Boardroom (Alumni Center) - Andy Goodliffe and Rachel Beane
  • We will discuss practical strategies for preparing manuscripts and seeing them through review and into print.
  • Service Expectations (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 807kB Jun24 14), AAI Conference Room (Alumni Center) - Sarah Penniston-Dorland
  • There are many different types of service expectations in the geoscience community. This session will discuss some of the common service activities expected of faculty in various career stages. We will discuss some of the reasons to perform service activities and reasons not to along with advantages (and disadvantages!) of some of the most common service activities.
  • Bringing research into the classroom (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 8.9MB Jun24 14), Chaney Library (Alumni Center) - Cindy Shellito and Chris Kim
  • Multiple approaches exist for providing students valuable research experience within the context of a formal class. This session will focus on ways to bring data from your own research into the classroom, strategies for successful student-defined research projects, and examples of undergraduate capstone classes that are entirely project-based.

3:15-3:40 Break

3:40-3:50 Daily Roadcheck, Prince George's Room

3:50-6:30 Individual Consultations

Dinner on own

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Wednesday, June 25

7:00-8:00 Breakfast - South Campus Dining Hall

8:15-8:30 Report From Yesterday's Roadchecks and Preview of Today's Sessions, Atrium (STAMP Center)

8:30-9:50 Developing a Strategic Plan for Research/Scholarly Activity (PowerPoint 288kB Jun24 14), Atrium (STAMP Center) - Richard Yuretich

9:50-10:15 Break

10:15-11:30 Writing Proposals and Getting Funded (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.3MB Jun25 14), Atrium (STAMP Center) - Tessa Hill, Chris Kim

11:30-12:45 Lunch - Atrium (STAMP Center)

Optional Interest Group Discussions: Work/Life balance for people thinking about having kids, Work/Life balance for people with kids, clickers, Teaching Writing to Support Student Learning, Working with Industry, community outreach, teaching seminar classes.

1:00-3:15 Moving Your Research/Scholarly Activity Forward: Concurrent Sessions V, STAMP & Alumni Centers

Participants will attend one session from the list below:

  • Improving Research Proposals Through Review of Your Proposal Summaries, Atrium (STAMP Center) - Tessa Hill with other leaders
  • This session is for those who submitted a proposal summary by the May 15 due date
  • Improving Class Activities and Assignments Through Review of Your Assignment, Atrium (STAMP Center) - Karen Kortz
  • This session is for those who submitted an activity or assignment by the May 15 due date. We will receive and give feedback on the activities or assignments that you submitted prior to the workshop.
    Assignment Review Rubric (Microsoft Word 34kB Jun24 14)
  • Reviewing Successful Proposals and Developing a Proposal Idea of One's Own (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 100kB Jun24 14), AAI Conference Room (Alumni Center) - Rachel Beane
  • We will review successful proposals, then participants will develop a proposal idea (for funding research and/or teaching) and share feedback on these proposal ideas

3:15-3:40 Break

3:40-4:00 Poster Instructions (Acrobat (PDF) 57kB Jun24 14), Example Posters and Q&A crowdsourcing, Atrium (STAMP Center)

4:00-4:15 Discussion of NSF visit, Atrium (STAMP Center) - Richard Yuretich

4:15-6:45 Work on Posters, Individual Consultations

Dinner on own

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Thursday, June 26

7:00-8:00 Breakfast - South Campus Dining Hall

8:15-11:10 Poster Session, Prince George's Room (STAMP Center)

11:10-11:30 Poster Follow-up and Reflection, Prince George's Room (STAMP Center)

11:30-1:15 Lunch - on own

1:15-2:15 Network Building (PowerPoint 434kB Jun25 14), Prince George's Room (STAMP Center) - Tessa Hill and Sarah Penniston-Dorland

2:20-4:30 Strategic Action Planning, Prince George's Room (STAMP Center)

4:30-4:55 Break

4:55-5:30 Lessons Learned (login required), Concluding Remarks, and Workshop Evaluation, Prince George's Room (STAMP Center)

7:00 Closing Dinner at Ledo Restaurant

Meet in the Montgomery Hall courtyard at 6:45 if you would like to walk over with a group.

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Friday, June 27

Optional Visit to the National Science Foundation


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