WORKSHOP FOR EARLY CAREER GEOSCIENCE FACULTY: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SUPPORT AT THE BEGINNING OF ACADEMIC CAREERS
The workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career has been offered annually since 1999. The workshops are currently offered through the National Association of Geoscience Teachers On the Cutting Edge professional development program with additional support from the NSF, AGU and GSA. This five-day workshop, with associated web resources, offer guidance for incorporating evidence-based teaching practices, developing a research program, managing professional responsibilities in balance with personal lives, and making a strategic plan for their careers. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/earlycareer
Since 1999, more than 850 faculty have attended the Early Career Geoscience Faculty workshop. Participants and leaders are from across geoscience disciplines, and include two-year colleges, four-year colleges, comprehensive universities and research universities. Faculty, and in turn their students, benefit from learning more about the career options represented by this range of geoscience disciplines and institutions. The percentage of women (~50%) and underrepresented participants (~8%) are higher than in the geoscience faculty population. Collectively, participants report that they are better prepared to move forward with their careers as a result of the workshop, that they plan to incorporate evidence-based teaching in their classrooms, and that they leave the workshop with a network of support and the resources needed to enable them succeed.