Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty

July 28-August 1, 2013, at AGU Headquarters, Washington D.C.
Optional trip to NSF on Friday, August 2

This workshop has already taken place.

This multi-day workshop provided a stimulating and resource-rich environment where attendees participated in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management.

"I am surprised at how much I am taking away from this workshop, not just with my own attitude and confidence, but in terms of tangible things that I can implement as soon as I get back."

"The workshop totally changed my view of teaching from teacher-oriented to student-oriented. It's no more what I want to teach but what students need to learn or take away from the course. This is the essential point that I will keep in mind when I design course goals, syllabi, in-class activities, assignments, and exams."

"This was a great workshop - I thought the workshop facilitators were great and I really enjoyed getting to know them and my new colleagues. I feel energized by the workshop, have a new research collaboration, and feel more in control of my teaching. I am glad I gave myself the gift of being here!"

Participants in the Early Career Workshop must have a full-time faculty position at a two-year or four-year college or a university at the time of the workshop and must be in their first four years of full-time teaching or starting a full-time position in the fall. See the overview page for details.


Rachel Beane, Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College
Richard Yuretich, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Michael Wysession, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis


Elizabeth Catlos, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
Tessa Hill, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis
Karen Kortz, Department of Physics, Community College of Rhode Island
Eric Peterson, Department of Geography-Geology, Illinois State University
Cindy Shellito, Earth Sciences, University of Northern Colorado
Kathleen Surpless, Geosciences Department, Trinity University

Cutting Edge Staff

Molly Kent, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

NSF logo This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education.

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