Heather Macdonald


College of William and Mary

Project Leader, Webinar Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Project Leader

On the Cutting Edge part of Cutting Edge
The On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support highest quality undergraduate geoscience education.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (4)

Geologic Puzzles: Morrison Formation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Images of faulted strata, tilted turbidites, and beach rocks bring the field into the classroom, giving students practice in doing what geoscientists do. These images are examples of geologic puzzles. -

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Teaching Method Module (1)

Interactive Lectures part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures
Created by Heather Macdonald College of William and Mary and Rebecca Teed, SERC and updated by Gail Hoyt, University of Kentucky, Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State University, Barbara Millis University of Texas, ...

Essays (2)

Preparing the College of William & Mary's Geology Students for Careers part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Essays
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary The College of William & Mary is a public university with a strong undergraduate liberal arts tradition. Geology majors select one of two tracks: general geology ...

2YC Faculty Resources in the Geosciences part of Supporting Community College Faculty Across the Disciplines:Fall 2012 Workshop:Essays
Heather Macdonald, , College of William and Mary Download this essay (Acrobat (PDF) 25kB Oct3 12) 1. What are the two things that your disciplinary professional organization or discipline-based NSF-funded project ...

Conference Presentations (9)

Engaging your faculty colleagues in evidence-based practices using SAGE 2YC resources: Book clubs, journal clubs, and implementation groups part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session II
SAGE 2YC is a national network of 2YC geoscience faculty who use evidence-based strategies to improve students' academic success, broaden participation in STEM, and facilitate students' professional ...

Other Contributions (16)

Research on Institutional Change and Professional Development part of NAGT:Our Work:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Institutional Change and Professional Development
Download a pdf of this chapterKelsey Bitting, Northeastern University; Leilani Arthurs, University of Colorado at Boulder; LeeAnna Chapman, University of San Diego; Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary; ...


Workshop Leader (58 workshops)

Fostering Two-Year College Collaborations with Disciplinary Societies Workshop 2023
April 2023
Strengthening Engagement between Disciplinary Societies and Community Colleges
January 2022
AGU 2019: Inclusive and Effective College Science Classrooms
December 2019

Workshop Participant (11 workshops)

Webinar Leader (9 webinars)

Webinar Participant (4 webinars)