Thread: Fwd: Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing

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Subject: [iris-bulk] Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop:
Teaching, Research, and Managing
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:34:18 -0800
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Forwarded on behalf of:
Michael Wysession
Washington University

Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career
July 28-August 1, 2013 with optional trip to NSF on Friday, August 2
at AGU Headquarters, Washington D.C.
Application deadline: March 8, 2013

Join us for a multi-day workshop in a stimulating and resource-rich environment where you will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management. Past participants give high ratings to this workshop.

Learn about setting course goals, strategies for active learning, and methods for assessment.
Share ideas and strategies for teaching courses.
Consider successful strategies for maintaining an active research program and advising/supervising undergraduate and/or graduate research students.
Discuss life as an early-career faculty member and explore ways to balance teaching, research, and service responsibilities.
Leave with examples of assignments and activities for various courses, strategies for balancing competing demands, a support network of other early career faculty, and a plan for managing your early career as an academic.


"I am surprised at how much I am taking away from this workshop, not just with my own attitude and confidence, but in terms of tangible things that I can implement as soon as I get back."

"The workshop totally changed my view of teaching from teacher-oriented to student-oriented. It's no more what I want to teach but what students need to learn or take away from the course. This is the essential point that I will keep in mind when I design course goals, syllabi, in-class activities, assignments, and exams."

"I am heading back to my institution feeling that I am better equipped to be a more efficient and effective teacher, researcher, colleague, father, husband, and community member."

The workshop fee of $645 (or $600 for NAGT members) will cover most meals and double-occupancy rooms. Participants will pay for some meals, and participants or their home institutions must provide transportation to and from the workshop. In cases where the cost of attending this workshop would cause financial hardship, you can apply for a stipend to help defray these costs.

Our National Science Foundation grant provides funding for the remainder of the operational costs of the workshop. To be supported by these funds, a participant must be either a US citizen, a permanent resident, or in the employ of a US institution. If you don't meet these requirements and are interested in participating in this workshop at your own expense, please contact Rachel Beane rbeane<at>

The workshop program from last year (Summer 2012)will give you a sense of the workshop content and structure.

Website for the 2013 workshop

Application form:

This workshop is offered by On the Cutting Edge, professional development for current and future geoscience faculty
We also offer other online resources for early career faculty

Workshop Conveners:
Rachel Beane, Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College
Michael Wysession, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
Richard Yuretich, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Workshop leaders:
Elizabeth Catlos, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
Kathleen Surpless, Trinity University

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