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Workshop Overview

This workshop will be an exciting collaborative effort that will bring together faculty who teach courses in sedimentary geology, geomorphology, paleontology, marine geology, and paleoclimatology to address questions of how to teach these disciplines most effectively at the undergraduate level.

Workshop goals and format


The first workshop event will take place at 5 pm on Monday, June 16, and the last at noon on Friday, June 20. There may be an optional field trip after the end of the workshop (on Friday afternoon, July 20 and/or Saturday, July 21).


Workshop participants must:

Costs and Logistics

Our National Science Foundation grant provides funding for some of the operational costs of this workshop. To be supported by these funds, a participant must be either a US citizen, a permanent resident, or in the employ of a US institution. If you don't meet these requirements and are interested in participating in this workshop at your own expense, please contact the workshop conveners.

Workshop registration fee: The registration fee is $450 ($400 for NAGT members) and will include lodging and most meals. The optional field trips, if offered, will have an additional fee, which will cover transportation and meals.Learn more about how workshop registration fees are used

Location and facilities
: The workshop will be held at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. The campus is located between St. Paul and Minneapolis on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River gorge. New conference and dining facilities provide an exceptional venue for the workshop.

Travel and lodging. The registration fee covers costs to stay in the dorms at the University of St. Thomas (very new, air-conditioned facilities). We will post more details on logistics of travel to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) airport at a later date.

Participants must arrive in St. Paul in time for the first workshop event at 5 pm on Monday, June 16. The workshop will be over at noon on Friday, June 20.

Stipends: In cases where the cost of attending this workshop would cause financial hardship, you can apply for a stipend to help defray these costs. The deadline for workshop stipend applications is March 12, 2014.

Application and Selection Criteria
Hand leveling in geomorph
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Student hand leveling a stream profile, Shadow Falls, Mississippi River Gorge.[creative commons]
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Applicants for this workshop must have a faculty position at a two- or four-year college or university and either teach a course in sedimentary geology, geomorphology, paleontology, marine geology, and/or paleoclimatology or have expertise in one of these disciplines plus experience in integrating the discipline in a significant way into courses in the curriculum above the introductory level. We welcome applications from all academic ranks. The workshop is limited to 70 participants, and the final list of participants will be established with the goal of assembling a group representing a wide range of experiences, educational environments, and specialties.

For More Information

If you have questions about participation in this workshop, please contact Heather Macdonald.

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