Workshop Program

Note: the 2003 workshop is over. Find out more about the "Early Career Geoscience Faculty" workshops (including a link to next year's), or read on for more information about the 2003 workshop.

Thursday, June 5 2003
6:00 pm Dinner


Welcome and Introduction
Workshop Goals and Schedule

Friday, June 6
8:15-10:00 am
Preview schedule for the day
Active Engagement and Specific Classroom Strategies

* Interactive Lectures
* Successful Discussions
* Self-teaching and Peer-teaching Using the Jigsaw Technique

10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Classroom Strategies, continued
11:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 An Example: Active Engagement in a Large Classroom
2:00-3:30 Classroom Strategies

* Gallery Walk
* Developing Students' Communication Skills: Papers, Posters, and Presentations
* Estimation and Back of the Envelope Calculations

3:00-3:40 Concurrent Session -- Discussion with a NSF-OCE CAREER Awardee and CAREER panelist: Carl Friedrichs
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 Using Real-World Data and Research-Type Experiences in the Classroom
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:15 Groundwater storage mechanism experiment (optional)
7:00-9:00 Informal Session - Sharing Ideas about Courses

Saturday, June 7
8:15 am Concurrent sessions

* Research Appropriate to Introductory Labs
* Effective Teaching in Large Classes/What Do Your Students Learn?
* Getting the Most out of a Research Seminar
* Designing Assignments and Responding to Student Writing

10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Assessment of Student Learning
11:15-12:00 Course Design, cont.
12:00-1:00 Lunch -- optional interest groups
1:15-1:30 Course Design, cont.
1:30-2:00 Syllabus Construction
2:00-2:40 Field Trips: Important Considerations
2:40-3:00 Research and Scholarly Interest Groups/Research Introductions
3:00-4:00 Break -- individual work; optional consulatations with leaders
4:00-5:00 Concurrent sessions

* Tenure Questions and Answers
* Tenure, Promotion, and Supervision at a Two-Year College

5:30-6:30 Canoe Lake Matoaka, walk through the College Woods, tour the Keck Environmental Lab, relax
6:30 Picnic dinner -- W.M. Keck Environmental Laboratory
8:30 Optional informal session on teaching portfolios (tentative)

Sunday, June 8 8:15-10:00 am Working Effectively with Research Students
8:15-10:00 Research or Other Scholarly Activity and Other Issues in Two-Year Colleges
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Research in Your Current Setting

* Undergraduate Programs
* Graduate Programs

(breakout groups)

10:15-12:00 Research or Other Scholarly Activity and Other Issues in Two-Year Colleges
12:00-1:15 Lunch -- optional interest groups

More on Research
Getting Your Research Ideas Funded
Preparing for NSF Visit
3:30 Break
3:30-5:00 Work on Posters
5:30-6:30 Dinner
Evening Work on Posters

Monday, June 9
8:30-11:00 am Poster Session
11:00-11:45 Making Connections and Working Together: Two-Year Colleges, Four-Year Colleges, and Universities
11:45-1:00 Lunch on your own in town
1:00-3:30 Goal Setting and Time Management (teaching, research, service; balance of professional and personal life)
3:30-4:00 Concluding Remarks and Workshop Evaluation
7:00 Dinner in Colonial Williamsburg!

Tuesday June 10 -- Optional trip to the National Science Foundation
6:45 am Depart for NSF
9:45-10:15 Check-in, get badges
10:15-10:45 NSF Welcome
Introduction to the Directorate for Geosciences - Herman Zimmerman
Cross-Cutting Initiatives: CAREER, EPSCoR, RUI, REU supplements - Doug James Education Initiatives in the Directorate for Geosciences - David Fountain, Lisa Rom, and Jill Singer
11:00-12:00 Small-group meetings with Program Officers
12:00-1:30 Lunch

* 1:30 - 2:15 Environmental Programs - Margaret Cavanaugh
* 2:15 - 3:00 Instrumentation and Facilities - David Lambert and Russ Kelz
* 2:15 - 3:00 REU Programs - Lisa Rom and Jill Singer
* 3:00 - 3:45 Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), mainly Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) programs - Jill Singer
3:45-4:15 Other GEO and EHR Programs
1:00-4:30 Concurrent individual meetings to discuss research goals/projects with NSF Program Officers
4:30-5:00 Debriefing session
5:15-6:45 Dinner at Tara Thai (4001 N. Fairfax Dr.)
6:45 Leave for Williamsburg (from Tara Thai)