Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Program

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Sunday, July 9, 2017


5:30 Welcome, Check In and Introductions, Atrium Room 1107, Stamp Student Union

6:00 Dinner

7:00-9:00 Strategic Decisions: Elements of a successful career and a satisfying life (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.6MB Jun26 17)
- Tessa Hill, Sarah Penniston-Dorland, and Josh Galster

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Monday, July 10

7:00-8:30 Breakfast, South Campus Dining Hall

8:45-9:00 Announcements and Setting Goals, Stamp Student Union, Atrium Room 1107

9:00-10:40 Course Design (Acrobat (PDF) 4.7MB Jun26 17), Atrium Room 1107 - Laura Rademacher and Kaatje Kraft

10:40-11:00 Break, Atrium Room 1107

11:00-12:00 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions I-a, Stamp Student Union

During concurrent sessions I-a and I-b, participants will choose sessions from the lists below:

12:00-1:15 Lunch with Sharing Ideas about Specific Courses (optional), Catered, in Atrium 1107

1:15-2:15 Teaching Strategies: Concurrent Sessions I-b, Stamp Student Union

  • Safety in the Field (Acrobat (PDF) 18.7MB Jun26 17), Pyon Su Room 2108 - Laura Rademacher and Andy Goodliffe

2:25-3:45 Lesson Design: Preparing for a class period (Acrobat (PDF) 1.6MB Jun26 17), Atrium Room 1107 - Josh Galster and Cynthia Hall

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-4:45 Teaching Share Fair with refreshments, Atrium Room 1107

4:45-5:00 Overview of Individual Consultations, Daily Roadcheck, Atrium Room 1107

Dinner on your own (options near UMD))

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Tuesday, July 11

7:00-8:30 Breakfast, South Campus Dining Hall

8:45-9:00 Report From Yesterday's Roadchecks; Introduction to Your Research/Scholarly Career, Stamp Student Union, Atrium Room 1107

9:00-10:00 Working Effectively with Students Doing Research: Different Models (Acrobat (PDF) 2MB Jun26 17), Atrium Room 1107 - Tessa Hill and Josh Galster

10:00-10:20 Break, Atrium Room 1107

10:20-11:20 Strategies for Research and Scholarship: Concurrent Sessions II-a, Stamp Student Union

During concurrent sessions II-a and II-b, participants will choose sessions from the lists below:

11:30-12:30 Strategies for Research and Scholarship: Concurrent Sessions II-b, Stamp Student Union

12:30-2:00 Lunch (many options in Stamp Student Union; also options near UMD)

2:00-3:00 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions III-a, Stamp Student Union

During concurrent sessions III-a and III-b, participants will choose sessions from the lists below:

3:00-3:20 Break, Atrium Room 1107

3:20-4:20 Connections, Extensions, Opportunities: Concurrent Sessions III-b, Stamp Student Union

4:20-4:30 Daily Roadcheck, Atrium Room 1107

4:30-7:00 optional Individual consultations

7:00-8:00 Catered Dinner, Atrium Room 1107

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Wednesday, July 12

7:00-8:30 Breakfast, South Campus Dining Hall

8:45-9:00 Report From Yesterday's Roadchecks and Preview of Today's Sessions, Atrium Room 1107

9:00-10:25 Creating a Strategic Plan for Research/Scholarly Activity (Acrobat (PDF) 224kB Jun27 17), Atrium Room 1107 - Andrew Goodliffe and Cynthia Hall

10:25-10:45 Break, Atrium Room 1107

10:45-12:00 Writing Proposals and Getting Funded: Concurrent Sessions IV, Stamp Student Union

12:00-1:30 Lunch with Optional Interest Group Discussions, Catered, Atrium Room 1107

Resources related to today's lunch discussion topics:

1:30-3:50 Moving Your Research and Teaching Forward: Concurrent Sessions V, Stamp Student Union

Participants will attend one session from the list below, based upon their submission of either a PROPOSAL SUMMARY or CLASS ACTIVITY:

  • Improving Research Proposals Through Review of Your Proposal Summaries, Atrium Room 1107 - Andrew Goodliffe and others
  • Improving Class Activities and Assignments Through Review of Your Assignment, Margaret Brent 2112A - Kaatje Kraft and Cynthia Hall

3:50-4:10 Break, Atrium Room 1107

4:10-4:30 Poster Instructions (Acrobat (PDF) 42kB Jun27 17), Atrium Room 1107

See some example posters from the 2010 workshop.

4:30-4:45 Discussion of NSF visit, Atrium Room 1107 - Tessa Hill

4:45-6:00 Roadcheck, Work on Posters, Individual Consultations, Atrium Room 1107

Dinner on your own

6:00-9:00 Optional IUSE (Innovations in Undergraduate STEM Education) mini workshop: NSF Programs Supporting Undergraduate Education (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.4MB Jul20 17), Atrium Room 1107 - Jeff Ryan and Jill Singer

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Thursday, July 13

7:00-8:30 Breakfast, South Campus Dining Hall

8:45-11:40 Poster Session, Stamp Student Union, Atrium Room 1107

If you were a participant at this workshop, you can see photos of some of the posters, in the password-protected participant workspace. If you haven't yet uploaded photos of your poster but would like to do so, you still can: upload your poster.

11:40-12:00 Poster Follow-up and Reflection, Atrium Room 1107

12:00-1:45 Lunch (many options in Stamp Student Union)

12:30-1:30 OPTIONAL: Financial Planning for your Future (Acrobat (PDF) 9.2MB Jun27 17), Atrium Room 1107 - Geoff Galster

This session will focus on the best practices and crucial steps you need to take to build a strong financial foundation. We will discuss the importance of goal setting; getting the most out of your savings both inside and outside of work; maximization of the tax-control triangle; avoiding common investment pitfalls and the significance of 'values' investing. The session will be led by Geoff Galster, CFP. Geoff, a financial advisor with fourteen years' experience in the industry, who works with the Bump Financial Group in downtown Washington, D.C. where they focus on comprehensive financial planning and asset management.

1:45-2:45 Building a Network of Support (Acrobat (PDF) 1.3MB Jun27 17), Atrium Room 1107 - Laura Rademacher and Sarah Penniston-Dorland

2:50-4:50 Strategic Action Planning, Atrium Room 1107

4:50-5:10 Break, Atrium Room 1107

5:10 Group photo, front steps of the Stamp

5:15-6:00 Lessons Learned, Concluding Remarks, and Workshop Evaluation, Atrium Room 1107 - Tessa Hill and Sarah Penniston-Dorland

7:00-8:00 Closing Dinner, Atrium Room 1107

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Friday, July 14

Optional Visit to the National Science Foundation


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