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Workshop Program


Note: the 2004 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 2004 workshop.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Optional Pre-Workshop Events. Additional information about each of these opportunities is given here.
  • 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (note change: now an earlier start time and later end time). Note 8:00 am time for pick-up.
    Using Physical Models in Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Geomorphology courses - A Workshop at the National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory , University of Minnesota (limited to those selected for this one-day workshop, APPLICATION DEADLINE for NCED workshop was June 14.
  • 1:00-2:30 - Introduction to the National Lacustrine Core Repository-LacCore Meet at the registration desk of Riverbend Commons at 1:00 pm to walk over to this session. The Limnological Research Center Lake Core Repository is on the -6th floor, underground, in the Civil Engineering Building. Walking directions are given on the pre-workshop events webpage.
  • 3:00-4:30 Using Effective Scientific Visualisations in the Geoscience Classroom Geowall. Meet at the registration desk of Riverbend Commons at 3:00 pm at to walk over to this session. The GeoWall exhibition will be in Ford Hall. Walking directions are given on the pre-workshop events webpage.

Arrival and Check-in at Riverbend Commons Lobby (open 24 hours)

2:00-5:45 Workshop Registration at Riverbend Commons Lobby(late arrivals, register at dinner)

6:00-7:00 Dinner, Coffman Memorial Union, West Wing Campus Club (4th floor)

7:00-9:00 Opening Session: Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals and Overview
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric Jolly, President of the Science Museum of Minnesota


Friday and Saturday sessions in Coffman Memorial Union, Friday in the 4th floor Campus Club (West Wing and other 4th floor breakout rooms)and Saturday in the 3rd floor Mississippi Room and other 3rd floor breakout rooms. Saturday dinner will be in Riverbend Commons Club Room and Sunday sessions will be in the Club Room and other breakout rooms at Riverbend Commons.

Friday, July 30, 2004
Becoming a Better Teacher

7:00-8:15 Breakfast, Comstock Hall

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

  • Preparing and Delivering Lectures that Actively Involve Students in Learning
  • Course-Embedded Research Across the Curriculum
  • Designing Small Group Activities that Work
  • Dealing with Classroom Challenges

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Teaching Strategies Breakout #2

  • Preparing and Delivering Lectures that Actively Involve Students in Learning
  • Course-Embedded Research Across the Curriculum
  • Designing Small Group Activities that Work

2:30-2:50 Break

2:50-3:50 Developing a Course: Assessing Student Learning

3:50-5:00 Designing Effective Labs

5:10-5:30 Structured Reflection

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:30-9:00 Academic Careers: Panel and Discussion


Saturday, July 31, 2004
Becoming a Stronger Job Candidate

7:00-8:15 Breakfast

8:30-10:00 The Academic Job Search: Applications, Interviews, and Job Talks

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-11:20 Teaching Statements: Articulating Your Teaching Goals and Highlighting Your Accomplishments Breakout Sessions

  • Introduction to Teaching Statements
  • Review of Teaching Statements

11:20-12:00 Translating Your Research to Others

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Moving Your Research Forward to New Settings Breakout Sessions

  • Two-year colleges
  • Primarily undergraduate institutions
  • Graduate institutions

2:40-3:20 Effective Time Management: Survive or Thrive?

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

6:30-9:00 Dinner and Evening Program


Sunday, August 1, 2004
Optional Workshop Sessions

7:00-8:15 Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Concurrent Workshop Sessions

  • The Job Search Continued: Interviewing and Negotiating - Scott Fendorf (Stanford University)
  • Getting Started in Undergraduate Research - Lori Bettison-Varga (College of Wooster), Toby Dogwiler (Winona State University), Lisa Lamb (University of St. Thomas)
  • The Teaching Portfolio: Who Wants to See It and What Goes In It? - Robyn Wright Dunbar (Stanford University)

9:45-10:45 Concurrent Workshop Sessions

  • The Job Search Continued: Interviewing and Negotiating - Scott Fendorf (Stanford University)
  • Families, Dual-Career Couples, and Careers - Lori Bettison-Varga (College of Wooster), Tom Hickson and Lisa Lamb (University of St. Thomas), Molly Miller (Vanderbilt University)
  • Getting Involved with K-12 Education: Outreach and Teacher Education - Rusty Low (University of Minnesota)

11:00-12:00 Concurrent Workshop Sessions

  • Tenure Considerations at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions and at Research Universities - Heather Macdonald (College of William and Mary), Molly Miller (Vanderbilt University), and Christian Teyssier (University of Minnesota)
  • Families, Dual-Career Couples, and Careers Lori - Bettison-Varga (College of Wooster), Tom Hickson and Lisa Lamb (University of St. Thomas)
  • Career Options in Geoscience Education (outreach programs, museums, other options) - Robyn Wright Dunbar (Stanford University) and Rusty Low (University of Minnesota)
  • Effective Field Trips and Field Experiences - Mary Savina (Carleton College)


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