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Workshop Program

Monday, July 28, Day 1


Students working near Morsarjokull, Iceland
Students on a ridge overlooking Morsarjokull, Iceland. Photo credit: Dave Tewksbury.

6:00 Dinner, Ramshorn, Academic Village

7:00 Welcome and introductions, North Ballroom, LSC

7:30 Keynote Talk and Discussion

We will have a panel of 4 people from various sectors who will give their views on what students ought to be able to do as a result of having taken an undergrad geomorph course. The people on the panel will be:

Laura Moore (University of Virginia) will briefly describe the success of her course that is designed to teach students how to think like geomorphologists, and we will have a discussion about goals for undergraduate geomorphology courses.Download her PowerPoint presentation (PowerPoint 1.3MB Jul28 08)

Tuesday, July 29, Day 2

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, Ramshorn, Academic Village

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day, North Ballroom

8:30-9:00 Discussion of Knowledge Surveys (Acrobat (PDF) 10.6MB Jul29 08) in response to Monday night comments.

9:00-10:00 Designing effective assignments and activities (PowerPoint 651kB Jul16 08), Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Barb will introduce a rubric (Acrobat (PDF) 18kB Jul16 08) for evaluating the quality of an assignment or activity. Participants will consider strategies for improving the effectiveness of a sample activity in preparation for reviewing each other's activities after the break.

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Reviewing submitted activities and assignments, North Ballroom

Participants will use a slightly different rubric (Acrobat (PDF) 30kB Jul16 08) to review and provide comments on activities that have been submitted for this workshop and provide feedback to authors.

12:00-1:30 Lunch, Ramshorn, Academic Village

1:30-3:00 Great strategies for teaching geomorphology. This time block is divided into three sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. These presentations will be repeated on Thursday morning. All sessions will be in the Clark Building; room numbers are noted after each talk title.

1:30-1:55 Set 1

1a Human geomorphology and an introduction to GIS (Laura Triplett, Gustavus Adolphus College) A101
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 3.6MB Jul31 08)

1b Humans as geomorphic agents (Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 1.2MB Jul31 08)

1c Anthropogenic effects on erosion (Karen Gran, University of Minnesota, Duluth) A103
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 735kB Aug1 08)

1d Geomorphology in the news (Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University) A104
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 1.8MB Aug6 08)

2:00-2:25 Set 2

2a Soil properties and geomorphology (Mark Sweeney, University of South Dakota) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 485kB Aug6 08)

2b Connecting soils and glacial geology (Holly Dolliver, University of Wisconsin, River Falls) A103
Download Powerpoint from talk (Acrobat (PDF) 4.7MB Jul31 08)

2c A multiple-week exercise on the geotechnical properties of soils and slope stability (David Franzi, SUNY Plattsburgh) A104
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 14.9MB Aug1 08)

2:30-2:55 Set 3

3a Landscape models (David Marchetti, Western State College of Colorado) A101

3b Observing, describing, and measuring landscape attributes (Leonard Sklar, San Francisco State University) A102

3c Fault-bounded mountains and morphometric properties (Sue Swanson, Beloit College) A103
Download Powerpoint from talk (Acrobat (PDF) 1.2MB Aug1 08)

3d Using ArcMap and ArcScene to create interactive 3D models of landscape from aerial photographs (Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College) A104 Download PowerPoint from talk (PowerPoint 5.9MB Jul28 08)

Tutorials for Introducing Geoscience Students to ArcGIS plus Primer on GIS Techniques for Geoscientists

3:00-3:30 Break Clark Building

3:30-5:00 Great strategies for teaching geomorphology. This time block is divided into three sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. These presentations will be repeated on Thursday afternoon. All sessions will be in the Clark Building; room numbers are noted after each talk title.

3:30-3:55 Set 4

4a Rainfall patterns and drainage density (Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University) A101
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 2.1MB Aug1 08)

4b Integrated watershed-based exercises for fluvial geomorphology (David Franzi, SUNY Plattsburgh) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 9.3MB Aug6 08)

4c Data accuracy and precision (Scott Linneman and Doug Clark Western Washington University) A103

4d Monument Creek hydraulics project (Eric Leonard, Colorado College) A104

4:00-4:25 Set 5

5a Limitations and hazards to home construction (a writing assignment) (Rich Whittecar, Old Dominion University) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 5.2MB Jul31 08)

5b Writing abstracts (Zachary Musselman, Millsaps College) A103

5c Using concept sketches to help students prepare effectively for class (Microsoft Word 475kB Jun15 05) (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College) A104 Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 6.9MB Jul28 08)

A field trip assignment using concept sketches (Microsoft Word 3.1MB Jun15 05)

4:30-4:55 Set 6

6a Incorporating Google Earth and free image processing software into geomorphology labs (Lindley Hanson, Salem State University) A102

6b Observing weathering and mass wasting in Google Earth (Jordan Clayton, Georgia State University) A103

6c Observing geologic processes and landforms using Google Earth (Amy Brock, Western Illinois University) A104

5:00-5:15 End-of-day wrap-up, Clark Building A101

6:00-7:00 Dinner, Ramshorn Academic Village

Evening on your own

Wednesday, July 30, Day 3

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, Ramshorn Academic Village

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day, North Ballroom

8:30-10:00 Core knowledge for the Geomorphology Short Book Paul Bierman and David Montgomery, North Ballroom

Teams of 3-4 will edit and add to the list of core knowledge that was put together at an NSF meeting in April for the 14-15 chapters of the Geomorphology Short Book, which is under development.

Each team will decide what the 5-10 most critical illustrations would be for the chapter they're working on.

Each team will write its views on core knowledge on a big Post-It and annotate the poster of illustrations. These informal posters will be available at the Wednesday evening assignment/activity posters for people to comment on.

10:00-10:30 Break, North Ballroom

10:30-12:00 Critique of submitted vignettes for the Geomorphology Short Book, North Ballroom

Each team from the morning session will make critical comments on vignettes submitted by participants that are relevant to the team's core knowledge chapter. Each team will also make a list additional vignettes for that chapter.

Each participant will receive the critical feedback on his/her vignette and will have time later in the workshop to revise the vignette.

12:00-12:30 Lunch, Ramshorn, Academic Village

12:30-5:00 Field trip to Poudre Canyon

This field trip will have two localities, one stream and one slope locality. We will divide the participants into two groups, and one group will start at the stream locale and the other at the slope locale. At each locale, the group will be divided into smaller teams that will work on ideas for effectively using the field site with students.

6:00-7:00 Dinner, Ramshorn, Academic Village

7:30-9:00 Posters, North Ballroom

Thursday, July 31, Day 4

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, Ramshorn Academic Village

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day, North Ballroom

8:30-10:00 Revision of vignettes, North Ballroom

10:00-10:30 Break, North Ballroom

10:30-12:00 Great strategies for teaching geomorphology. This time block is divided into three sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. These presentations are a repeat of the Tuesday afternoon presentations. All sessions will be in Clark Building; room numbers are noted after each talk title.

10:30-10:55 Set 1

1a Human geomorphology and an introduction to GIS (Laura Triplett, Gustavus Adolphus College) A101
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 3.6MB Jul31 08)

1b A multiple-week exercise on the geotechnical properties of soils and slope stability (David Franzi, SUNY Plattsburgh) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 14.9MB Aug1 08)

1c Data accuracy and precision (Scott Linneman and Doug Clark Western Washington University) A103

1d Observing weathering and mass wasting in Google Earth (Jordan Clayton, Georgia State University) A104

11:00-11:25 Set 2

2a Humans as geomorphic agents (Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University) A101
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 1.2MB Jul31 08)

2b Landscape models (David Marchetti, Western State College of Colorado) A102

2c Monument Creek hydraulics project (Eric Leonard, Colorado College) A103

2d Using ArcMap and ArcScene to create interactive 3D models of landscape from aerial photographs (Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College) A104 Download PowerPoint from talk (PowerPoint 5.9MB Jul28 08)

Tutorials for Introducing Geoscience Students to ArcGIS plus Primer on GIS Techniques for Geoscientists

11:30-11:55 Set 3

3a Anthropogenic effects on erosion (Karen Gran, University of Minnesota, Duluth) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 735kB Aug1 08)

3b Observing, describing, and measuring landscape attributes (Leonard Sklar, San Francisco State University) A103

3c Limitations and hazards to home construction (a writing assignment) (Rich Whittecar, Old Dominion University) A104
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 5.2MB Jul31 08)

12:00-1:30 Lunch Ramshorn, Academic Village

1:30-3:00 Great strategies for teaching geomorphology. This time block is divided into three sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. These presentations are a repeat of the Tuesday afternoon presentations. All sessions will be in Clark Building; room numbers are noted after each talk title.

1:30-1:55 Set 4

4a Fault-bounded mountains and morphometric properties (Sue Swanson, Beloit College) A101
Download Powerpoint from talk (Acrobat (PDF) 1.2MB Aug1 08)

4b Geomorphology in the news (Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 1.8MB Aug6 08)

4c Writing abstracts (Zachary Musselman, Millsaps College) A103

4d Observing geologic processes and landforms using Google Earth (Amy Brock, Western Illinois University) A104

2:00-2:25 Set 5

5a Soil properties and geomorphology (Mark Sweeney, University of South Dakota) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 485kB Aug6 08)

5b Rainfall patterns and drainage density (Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University) A103
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 2.1MB Aug1 08)

5c Using concept sketches to help students prepare effectively for class (Microsoft Word 475kB Jun15 05) (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College) A104 Download PowerPoint from talk (PowerPoint 6.9MB Jul28 08)

A field trip assignment using concept sketches (Microsoft Word 3.1MB Jun15 05)

2:30-2:55 Set 6

6a Incorporating Google Earth and free image processing software into geomorphology labs (Lindley Hanson, Salem State University) A102

6b Integrated watershed-based exercises for fluvial geomorphology (David Franzi, SUNY Plattsburgh) A103 Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 9.3MB Aug6 08)

6c Connecting soils and glacial geology (Holly Dolliver, University of Wisconsin, River Falls) A104
Download Powerpoint from talk (Acrobat (PDF) 4.7MB Jul31 08)

3:00-3:30 Break, Clark Building

3:30-5:00 Plenary session on quantitative skills, Clark Building A101

5:00-5:15 End-of-day wrap-up, Clark Building A101

6:00-7:00 Dinner, Ramshorn, Academic Village

Evening on your own

Friday, August 1, Day 5

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, Ramshorn, Academic Village

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day, Clark Building A101

8:30-10:00 Great strategies for teaching geomorphology in the field. This time block is divided into three sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. All sessions will be in Clark Building; room numbers are noted after each talk title.

8:30-8:55 Set 7

7a Measuring bankfull channel features, bed sediment, and bed load (Jordan Clayton, Georgia State University) A101

7b Stream surveying (Karen Williams, Montana State University) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 6.4MB Aug6 08)

7c Cattaraugus Creek characteristics (Kevin Williams, Buffalo State College) A103

7d Salt tracer and area-velocity water discharge (Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University) A104
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 4.4MB Aug6 08)

9:00-9:25 Set 8

8a Geomorphology field research project (Jeff Marshall, Cal Poly Pomona University) A102
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 7.3MB Apr28 09)

8b Mass wasting and slope stability (Jeff Clark, Lawrence University) A103
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 1.6MB Aug1 08)

8c Geomorphic landscape analysis project (Cathy Baker, Arkansas Tech University) A104

9:30-9:55 Set 9

9a Stream terraces (Donald Rodbell, Union College) A101
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 7.3MB Aug6 08)

9b Geomorphic analysis of soils (Briget Doyle, College of Charleston) A102

9c Snowpack analysis course (David Marchetti, Western State College of Colorado) A103

9d Tombstone weathering lab (Alison Anders, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) A104
Download Powerpoint from talk (PowerPoint 3.8MB Jul31 08)

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Work on revising submitted activities, Clark Building A101

Participants will revise one or more of the activities submitted to the online collection based on review comments from the Monday morning session


12:00-1:30 Lunch, Ramshorn, Academic Village

1:30-3:00 Visit to the Engineering Research Center, followed by discussion of in-class demos and physical experiments

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-4:30 Discussion of follow-on activities, North Ballroom

4:30-5:00 End-of-workshop evaluations, North Ballroom

6:00-7:00 Dinner, Ramshorn, Academic Village

7:30-8:00 Field trip preview, North Ballroom

Saturday, August 2, Day 6

7:00-7:30 Breakfast, Ramshorn, Academic Village

7:30 Departure for field trip led by Ellen Wohl (Colorado State University)

Wear comfortable hiking clothes and lightweight hiking boots or sturdy sneakers. Bring a hat, rain gear, and sunscreen.


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