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

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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

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

Sharing Ideas about Specific Courses (optional)

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

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))

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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

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

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

4:40-7:00 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

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 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:

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

4:45-4:50 Group photo, location TBA

5:00-6:45 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

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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