As indicated on the workshop application form, participants are expected to do several things in advance of the Innovative Approaches to Teaching Sedimentary Geology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology workshop. Here is a list of important dates, tasks, and deadlines.
By April 4, 2014:
- Confirm your registration for the workshop and pay the registration fee. Note that all accepted applicants must register and that the registration form is not the same form as the application form that you have already filled out.
- In April, we will also hold a webinar for participants taking part in the Review Camp Activity. This will be scheduled once that group has been selected.
By April 30, 2014
- Fill out the workshop travel form to let us know what your travel plans will be. Note: please make your travel plans so that you can attend the opening workshop session at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014 with a reception. The workshop will conclude with lunch on Friday, June 20, 2014, and it is essential that you attend the full workshop. Initially, there were plans to have an optional post-workshop field trip. This has instead been integrated into the body of the workshop and will not be afterwards. Review team members must plan to arrive on Sunday, June 15 since the Review Camp will begin at 8:00 AM on Monday, June 16. Be sure to consult the Logistics page for information about St. Paul and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.
By May 28, 2014:Contribute the following:
- At least two teaching activities addressing sedimentary geology, geomorphology, paleontology, marine geology, or paleoclimatology at the undergraduate level. If you have taken part in previous On the Cutting Edge workshops, please do not submit activities that you have submitted previously. To submit your activities, complete the activity submission form. Please do not email submissions to workshop conveners.
- A description of a course in one of the workshop disciplines or a course with a significant component of sedimentary geology, geomorphology, paleontology, marine geology, or paleoclimatology. To submit your course description, complete the course description submission form. Please do not email submissions to workshop conveners.
By June 11, 2014
- Submit the Supplemental Information to give us your preference of field trip and an Emergency Contact in the unlikely event of an emergency. (NOTE: This Emergency Contact replaces the need for the Emergency Medical Information Form that was previously listed below. As long as you complete the Supplemental Info, we do not need you to bring the Medical form with you.)
Before arriving at the workshop:
- Make a poster for the Tuesday evening poster session. When it's ready, upload your poster. Note: We cannot print your poster for you; you will need to print it out and bring it to the workshop yourself. However, we ask you to upload it so that we can make it available as a downloadable file from the workshop website.
- Upload your presentation file if you are giving an oral presentation at the workshop. This will give you an on-site backup copy and will allow us to post your presentation on the website. You should still plan to bring a copy of your file with you. You will have the option of giving your presentation from your own computer, or you may use one of our laptops (both PCs and Macs will be available).
- Create your SERC Account if you don't already have one. The group will be keeping notes and writing pages inside a private workspace on the workshop website. In order to access that space, you'll have to log into your SERC account. If you are creating a new account, be sure to use the same email address that we've been corresponding with you on as that's the one the system will expect. Once you have your account, you can test that everything is working correctly by trying to access the private workspace. If you get in, you're good to go. If you have problems setting up your account, email John McDaris (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help.