Additional Resources

Throughout the Early Career workshop, I hear from participants who have questions about various topics that we don't cover in the workshop, or who want more information about topics that are covered. Below are some links to resources on these topics. Please email me if you'd like information about topics not listed below.

Also, if you are a participant in the 2009 workshop, you can join our facebook group.

-- Carol Ormand


How to restructure your lectures to include interactive segments.

These are multiple choice questions you can use to check that your students are "getting" the key ideas in your lectures, and this link includes a collection of more than 300 such questions. You could also use those as exam or homework questions.

How to foster great discussions in seminar courses.

More than 200 syllabi for geoscience courses.

What every American should know about the Earth Sciences

Search the SERC site for teaching activities.


Advice on grant writing, sources of funds, and a collection of recent, successful proposals.

  • Authorship and intellectual property

Richelle: the National Academy of Engineering has an Online Ethics Center , which includes a page of case studies on publication and credit.

Integrating Research in Teaching

When Greg first started teaching at the College of William and Mary, he strategically used his undergraduate majors courses to explore possible topics for his own research program.


Detailed suggestions on minimizing and preparing for risks in the field.

For Non-Geologists in Geology Departments

From the publisher's website: Teach Yourself Geology addresses the implications of climate change and the many recent developments in research on geology on other planets. Written in jargon-free language, you'll understand key geological concepts, even if you are new to the subject.

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