Workshop Program

Note: the 2003 workshop is over. Find out more about the "Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences" workshops (including a link to next year's), or read on for more information about the 2003 workshop.

August 14, 2003

3:00-5:30 Arrival and Check-in
4:00-5:00 Tour of School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University (optional)
5:30-6:30 Dinner 6:45-7:30 Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals and Overview
7:30-8:30 Preparing Now For Your Future Academic Career: Essential Success Strategies -- Rick Reis, Stanford University, author of Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering and creator of the Tomorrow's Professor email list
8:30-9:00 Participant Overview

August 15, 2003

Becoming a Better Teacher
7:00-8:15 Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Teaching Science: What Research Tells Us About Science and Learning
10:00-10:20 Break
10:20-11:00 Developing a Course: Articulating Goals and Choosing Teaching Strategies
11:00-12:00 Teaching Strategies Breakout #1
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Teaching Strategies Breakout #2
2:30-3:10 Developing a Course: Assessing Student Learning
3:10-3:30 Break
3:30-4:10 Dealing with Classroom Challenges
4:10-5:10 Designing Effective Labs
5:10-5:30 Reflection
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:30-9:00 Early Career Panel

August 16, 2003

Becoming a Stronger Job Candidate
7:00-8:15 Breakfast
8:30-9:40 More on the Academic Job Search: Applications, Interviews, and Job Talks
9:40-10:40 Teaching Statements: Articulating Your Teaching Goals and Highlighting Your Accomplishments
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Translating Your Research to Others, Research Vitality in Diverse Settings
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Moving Your Research Forward to New Settings
2:40-3:20 Making Connections and Networking
3:20-3:40 Break
3:40-5:20 Mapping Your Career: Choices, Balance, Time Management, and Action Planning
5:20-5:30 Workshop Evaluation
7:00 pm Dinner

August 17, 2003

Optional Workshop Series
7:00-8:30 Breakfast
* The Next Step: Tenure Consideration at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions and at Research Universities
* The Teaching Portfolio: Who Wants to See It and What Goes In It?
* Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
* The Job Search, Continued: Interviewing and Negotiating
* Families, Dual-Career Couples, and Careers
* Getting Involved with K-12 Education: Outreach adn Teacher Education
* The Job Search, Continued: Interviewing and Negotiating
* Career Options in Geoscience Education (Outreach Programs, Museums, Other Options)
* Effective Field Trips and Field Experiences