Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Program

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Note: We ask that you arrive by 5:00 to participate in the initial welcome and opening dinner.

  • Workshop Check-in will take place in the lobby of The Cambria Hotel (8321 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD) from 3:00 - 4:30, and continuing through the program in the Atrium Room 1107 at the STAMP Center from 5:00 - 9:00. Participant notebooks and name tags will be distributed at check-in.
  • Hotel Check-in is available after 3 pm at The Cambria Hotel. Hotel check-out time is noon.

5:00-5:30 Welcome, Check In and Introductions, Atrium Room 1107, Stamp Student Union

5:30-6:30 Dinner

6:30-9:00 Strategic Decisions: Elements of a successful career and a satisfying life - Tessa Hill, Sarah Penniston-Dorland, and Josh Galster

PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

Strategic decisions handout

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Monday, July 29

7:00-8:30 Breakfast, Cambria Hotel

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

9:00-10:40 Course Design, Atrium Room 1107 - Kaatje Kraft and Martin Wong

PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

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, catered, in Atrium 1107

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

  • Engaging Students in Large Classes, Margaret Brent B 2112 - Andrew Goodliffe and Josh Galster
  • 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 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.

    Related resources: PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page and Monday, large classes worksheet.pdf

  • Interdisciplinary and Team Taught Courses, Margaret Brent A 2112 - Anantha Aiyyer and Jennifer Anderson
  • Geosciences research is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. In this session, we will explore various ways to model and practice interdisciplinarity in the classroom, from initiating conversations with colleagues about overlapping interests to fully integrated and team taught courses. We will discuss challenges and solutions, both intellectual and logistical and explore successful practices.

    Related resources: PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page and Monday, interdisciplinary teaching handout.pdf

  • Student Writing and Learning, Atrium Room 1107 - Cynthia Hall and Kaatje Kraft
  • We will share strategies for designing and evaluating student writing assignments to support learning at all levels. Strategies include small-scale, low-stakes writing activities that can be readily incorporated into courses, longer assignments that support learning objectives within the sciences, and the use of online discussion tools.

  • Hybrid, Online and Flipped Classes, Pyon Su Room 2108 - Ben Laabs and Tessa Hill
  • We will discuss the uses of online curriculum, flipped classrooms and other ways to innovate your teaching using online tools. We will provide examples of how faculty have engaged students using online technology and blending technology in traditional classrooms.

    Related resources: PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page
    Monday, online teaching worksheet.pdf, and Monday, online teaching pedagogical readiness guide.pdf

2:25-3:45 Lesson Design: Preparing for a class period, Atrium Room 1107 - Cynthia Hall

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Introduction to the Poster Activity, Atrium Room 1107 - Cynthia Hall and Kaatje Kraft

5:00-5:15 Overview of Individual Consultations and Daily Roadcheck, Atrium Room 1107

Individual consultation topics - link goes to private participant workspace

Dinner on your own (options near UMD))

7:30-8:30 Sharing Ideas about Specific Courses (optional)

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Tuesday, July 30

7:00-8:30 Breakfast, Cambria Hotel

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: Different Models, Atrium Room 1107 - Tessa Hill and Josh Galster

PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

Tuesday, Worksheet for Working with Research Students.pdf

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 with Optional Interest Group Discussions, Atrium Room 1107 (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

  • Time Management, Atrium Room 1107 - Martin Wong and Cynthia Hall
  • We are all faced with competing demands for our attention. This session will discuss some proven strategies to prioritize how you spend your time, focus your attention, and balance your commitments.

    PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

  • Bringing Data/Research into the Classroom, Margaret Brent A 2112 - Josh Galster and Jennifer Anderson
  • This session will focus on approaches to provide students valuable research experience within the context of a formal class, for both introductory and upper-division levels. We will discuss advantages for incorporating research, successful strategies for doing so, and examples of research projects in a variety of classes at all levels.

    Related resources: PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page and Tuesday, data and research, worksheet.pdf

  • Mentoring Diverse Students, Pyon Su Room 2108 -Kaatje Kraft and Andrew Goodliffe
  • Many students, especially first generation students and those from marginalized populations in the geosciences, come to university shouldering different demands than other students. Although this session will focus on mentoring graduate students, most aspects are equally applicable to undergraduate students.

    PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

  • Communicating Science to the Public, Margaret Brent B 2112 -Tessa Hill and Ben Laabs
  • Communicating about your science - including to speaking with the media, getting involved in public outreach, or engaging in the policy process - can be an important part of your scientific career. We will discuss strategies for balancing these interests, as well as tools to use to make the most of your communication opportunities.

    PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

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

4:30-7:00 optional Individual consultations

Individual consultation topics - link goes to private participant workspace

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

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Wednesday, July 31

7:00-8:30 Breakfast, Cambria Hotel

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, Atrium Room 1107 - Andrew Goodliffe and Cynthia Hall

PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

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

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

  • Writing Your First NSF-Style Proposal, Atrium Room 1107 - Tessa Hill and Sarah Penniston-Dorland
  • This session will focus on basics and nuts and bolts for your first 'large' proposal (NSF, but also relevant to other agencies).

    PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

  • Dealing with Rejections and Revisions, Margaret Brent A 2112 - Anantha Aiyyer and Cynthia Hall
  • Having proposals, journal papers, and other works we've poured our hearts into rejected is unfortunately part of this job. We will discuss and share strategies on how to move forward after a rejection: what can be learned, how to cope, and when maybe to strategically move on.
  • Writing Proposals and Getting Funded at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution, Margaret Brent B 2112 - Martin Wong and Jennifer Anderson
  • Writing research proposals at institutions that primarily serve undergraduates (PUIs) poses a unique set of challenges and opportunities. In this session, we will explore strategies for crafting successful proposals at such institutions.

    PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

12:00-1:30 Lunch catered, Atrium Room 1107

Optional Session: Financial Planning for your Future

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.

1:30-3:50 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 TEACHING ACTIVITY:
  • Improving Research Proposals Through Review of Your Proposal Summaries, Atrium Room 1107 - Andrew Goodliffe and others. For this session you need to submit a proposal summary by June 17. See the participant checklist page for details.
  • Improving Teaching Activities and Assignments Through Review of Your Assignment, Margaret Brent A 2112 - Kaatje Kraft and Cynthia Hall. For this session you will need to submit a class activity or assignment by June 17. This activity can be one that is still in development stage or one that has been already used in the classroom for which you want feedback. See the participant checklist page for details.

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

4:10-4:30 Poster Instructions, Atrium Room 1107 - Carol Ormand and Andrew Goodliffe

Instructions and examples of posters from previous years

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

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

Individual consultation topics - link goes to private participant workspace

Dinner on your own

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Thursday, August 1

7:00-8:30 Breakfast, Cambria Hotel

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

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

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

1:45-2:45 Building a Network of Support, Atrium Room 1107 - Tessa Hill and Sarah Penniston-Dorland

PDF of presentation slides as a handout, 6/page

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

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

5:10-6:00 Lessons Learned, Concluding Remarks, and Workshop Evaluation, Atrium Room 1107 - Tessa Hill, Sarah Penniston-Dorland, and Josh Galster

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

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Friday, August 2

Optional Visit to the National Science Foundation


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