Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Program

Note: the 2006 workshop is over. Find out more about the "Early Career Geoscience Faculty" workshops (including a link to next year's), or scroll down to find links to many of the 2006 workshop presentations and related resources.
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Workshop participants discuss geoscience in academia. Photo by Carol Ormand.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

5:30 Informal Reception, University Center, Chesapeake B and C

6:00 Dinner, University Center, Chesapeake B and C

7:00-9:00 pm Welcome and Introductions, Workshop Goals, Discussion, Logistics

Thursday, June 8, 2006

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, University Center Dining Hall

University Center, Chesapeake C

8:15-9:40 Preview schedule; Teaching Goals, Learning Styles, and Course Design (PowerPoint 521kB Jun16 06)

Workshop participants work on an exercise Randy uses in large classes. Photo by Carol Ormand.

9:40-10:00 Break

10:00-12:00 Active Learning in Large Classes:

Working with Data - Randy Richardson
Assessment of Student Learning (Microsoft Word 456kB Jun16 06) - Richard Yuretich

12:00-1:00 Lunch, University Center Dining Hall

McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 20

1:30-2:20 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions

2:30-3:20 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions (repeat)

Workshop participant taking advantage of an individual consultation with Richelle Allen-King. Photo by Carol Ormand.

3:20-3:40 Break

3:40-4:45 Taking Charge of Your Career

4:45-5:15 Overview of Individual Consultation Process and Daily Roadcheck

5:15-6:00 Dinner, University Center Dining Hall

7:30-8:30 Informal Session (optional)—Sharing Ideas about Courses

Friday, June 9, 2006

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, University Center Dining Hall

University Center, Chesapeake B and C

8:15-8:40 Launching and Maintaining Research/Scholarly Activity in Your Current Setting

8:40-11:50 (concurrent morning session)

Scholarly Activity in Two-year Colleges, The Community in Community Colleges, and Other Topics (Microsoft Word 32kB Jul7 06) - Megan Jones

8:40-9:40 Working Effectively with Research Students: Different Models

9:40-10:00 Break

10:00-10:50 Research Strategies: Concurrent Sessions

11:00-11:50 Research Strategies: Concurrent Sessions (repeat)

12:00-1:15 Lunch, Chesapeake B, Optional Interest Groups

1:30-2:55 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:00-3:30 Tenure: Issues, Questions, and Answers (optional)

3:30-3:50 Break

3:50-4:20 Tenure Continued: Discussion (optional)

3:50-5:15 Individual consultations (also in the evening, by mutual agreement)

Workshop participants relaxing at the Keck Environmental Laboratory. Photo by Carol Ormand.

5:15-6:30 Canoe Lake Matoaka, walk through the College Woods, tour the Keck Environmental Lab

6:30 Picnic Dinner at the Keck Lab

Saturday, June 10, 2006

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, University Center Dining Hall

McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 20

8:15-10:00 Developing a Strategic Plan for Research/Scholarly Activity

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-10:30 Poster Instructions

Writing Proposals and Getting Funded - Barbara Ransom, Program Director, National Science Foundation

  • The Early Career website has a set of pages on Funding Your Research, including resources for proposal writing and a collection of recent, successful grant proposals.

11:30-12:50 Lunch, University Center Dining Hall - optional interest groups

McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 20

1:00-3:00 NOTE EARLIER AFTERNOON START TIME Moving Your Research/Scholarly Activity Forward: Funding and Other Issues (breakouts)

  • Improving Your Research Proposals (A)
  • Getting Your Research Ideas Funded (B)
  • Enhancing Your Intellectual Vitality (C)

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Work on Poster, Individual Consultations

5:00-6:00 Dinner, Location TBA

7:00-9:00 Work on Poster, Individual Consultations

Sunday, June 11, 2006

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, University Center Dining Hall

McGlothlin-Street Hall

8:15-11:00 Poster Session

11:00-11:30 Goal Setting

11:30-1:15 Lunch, in town

1:15-2:15 Time and Task Management

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-4:00 Strategic Action Planning

4:00-4:30 Concluding Remarks and Workshop Evaluation

7:00 Dinner, Nawab Indian Restaurant

Dr. Margaret Cavanaugh welcomes workshop participants to the National Science Foundation. Photo by Richelle Allen-King.

Monday, June 12, 2006 Optional Visit to the National Science Foundation A more detailed schedule is given on the NSF Visit page.

6:45 Bus departs from campus

10:15-10:50 Welcome and Introduction to NSF

11:00-12:00 Small Group Meetings with Program Directors

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:30 Individual Meetings with Program Directors and Concurrent Small Group Sessions

4:30-5:00 Debriefing Session

5:15-6:45 Dinner

6:45 Bus departs from restaurant for Williamsburg