While this workshop is US-based and aimed at early career staff in the US, I know people who have attended it and given it high praise - perhaps something to be encouraged/aspired to over here?
Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career, July 26-30, 2015 with optional trip to NSF on Friday, July 31, at The College of William and Mary
Application deadline: March 18, 2015
If you are in your first three years of a permanent academic position,
please apply to 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. The workshop is offered by NAGT
On the Cutting Edge professional development program
for geoscience faculty with partial support from the National Science
Foundation. Past participants give high praise for this workshop. Here
are a few quotes:
"This workshop is one of the best things I have done for my career!"
"... it is very helpful to form a network of colleagues at other
institutions. I think I made some friendships that will last my career."
"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."
* 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
* 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.
The workshop fee of $700 (or $650 for NAGT members) will cover most
meals and accommodations on the William and Mary campus. 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 may apply for a stipend to help defray these
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 bowdoin dot edu).
Rachel Beane, Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College
Tessa Hill, Department of Earth & Planetary Science, and Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis
Josh Galster, Earth & Environmental Studies, Montclair State University
Andrew Goodliffe, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama
Chris Kim, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chapman University
Karen Kortz, Department of Physics, Community College of Rhode Island
Sarah Penniston-Dorland, Department of Geology, University of Maryland
The workshop application and additional information are linked from the workshop website: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/earlycareer2015/index.html