Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Program

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Sunday, July 9, 2017


  • Workshop Check-in will take place in Annapolis Hall from 3:00pm-4:30pm, and in the Atrium Room 1107 at the STAMP Center from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Participant notebooks and name tags will be distributed at check-in.
  • Dorm Check-in is available after 12:00 noon in Annapolis Hall. Linens (pillow, pillowcase, sheets, blanket, 2 towels) will be provided, but toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc) are not; you will need to bring your own. Parking passes and meal cards can be picked up at the time of check-in. If you are not staying on campus, your parking pass will be available at either workshop check-in site. Dorm check-out time is 5:00 pm. You can contact the Service Desk at Annapolis Hall at 301-314-2662 with any questions. Annapolis Hall is open 24 hours a day for check-in. The doors to Annapolis Hall are frequently locked after 7pm. If you go to the door to the right, there will be a button to push and there is a number listed to dial. It rings to the front desk. You can let them know you are there to check in for the geoscience workshop and they will buzz you in.

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:

  • Engaging Students in Large Classes (Acrobat (PDF) 3.8MB Jun26 17), Margaret Brent B 2112 - Ben Laabs and Andy Goodliffe
  • We will discuss the benefits of using interactive activities in a lecture class, as well as several other ways to engage students, such as personal response systems, multimedia clips, in-class demonstrations, course website tools and connecting the topics to students' lives. We will demonstrate some short activities that actively engage a diverse and potentially unmotivated student group and that can easily be incorporated into lecture classes of any size. And we will spend some time brainstorming about ways to incorporate these strategies in your own classroom.
  • Interdisciplinary and Team Taught Courses (Acrobat (PDF) 4.3MB Jun26 17), Margaret Brent A 2112 - Josh Galster
  • Students often struggle with knowing how to best approach studying a topic, how to approach working on their research, or complain that they know something until it comes time for the exam. How can we teach students how to develop a better sense of their own comprehension? How can we ultimately get our students to become self-directed learners? This session will explore what the research says about how to support students ability to self-regulate and provide strategies for implementing these practices in the classroom.
  • Teaching Self Regulation for Improved Learning (Acrobat (PDF) 1.1MB Jun26 17), Atrium Room 1107 - Kaatje Kraft
  • Students often struggle with knowing how to best approach studying a topic, how to approach a research project, or complain that they know something until it comes time for the exam. How can we teach students how to develop a better sense of their own comprehension? How can we ultimately get our students to become self-directed learners? This session will explore what the research says about how to support students ability to self-regulate and provide strategies for implementing these practices in the classroom.
    The Role of Metacognition in Learning includes self-regulated learning.
  • SERC Resources for Teaching, Pyon Su Room 2108 - Carol Ormand
  • The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website has a vast array of resources to support geoscience teaching (and more). In fact, it's so vast that it can be a bit daunting: more than 26,000 pages of content includes community contributions of more than 5,000 teaching activities. We'll start with a brief guided tour of the website to provide an overview, and will use the remaining time to explore the website, focusing on strategies for finding the resources of interest to you.

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

Search Teach the Earth, SERC's portal to Earth Education Resources, for resources on specific courses and topics.

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
  • As geoscientists, many of us spend considerable time in the field both through research activities and through the courses we teach. In this session, you will learn how to identify risks, assess hazards, and plan for effective responses as you develop and conduct safe and effective field activities. The session includes strategies and requirements for working with diverse groups. We will focus on best practices and where to find the resources and support you need to find success.

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:

  • Recruiting and Working with Graduate Students (Acrobat (PDF) 3.3MB Jun27 17), Atrium Room 1107 - Andrew Goodliffe
  • How do you recruit the best students AND retain them? The methods used by universities to recruit students have changed dramatically in the last few years. The students you are recruiting are being barraged by information from the universities that they are talking to. Learn how you can effectively recruit these students and work to retain them at your institution.
    Collaborating with students includes case studies of how geoscience faculty work with student researchers, at a variety of types of institution
  • Educational Research on Teaching (Acrobat (PDF) 3.5MB Jun27 17): Integrating With Your Research and Teaching Program, Margaret Brent Room B 2112 - Kaatje Kraft
  • Conducting research on the process of learning geoscience can be illuminating and rewarding, leading to improvements in geoscience teaching. Taking the next step to implementing an intentional research project can be daunting when most of us are trained in geoscience research, rather than educational research practices. This session will explore how to move along the continuum from research-based teaching strategies to more discipline based educational research with a discussion of tools and resources available.

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

  • Research with Undergraduates (Acrobat (PDF) 8.2MB Jun26 17), Pyon Su Room 2108 - Cynthia Hall and Martin Wong
  • In this session, we explore various models for designing undergraduate projects, working with undergraduates, and preserving group data/knowledge in the face of relatively high student turnover; we also discuss strategies for "chunking" projects in portions suitable for undergraduates at various levels of experience.

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
  • Assignments Review Worksheet (Acrobat (PDF) 49kB Jun27 17)

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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