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The AAG books Aspiring Academics and Teaching College Geography are supported by a collection of professional development materials intended for faculty development workshops, graduate seminars and mentoring programs.  

The materials provide practical, hands-on activities based on the ideas presented in Aspiring Academics and Teaching College Geography and were written by geographers with input from faculty development professionals.  Many of the materials are based on activities developed for the Geography Faculty Development Alliance workshops at the University of Colorado in Boulder.     

Materials for each chapter in Aspiring Academics and Teaching College Geography may be accessed for free at www.pearsonhighered.com/aag or downloaded as a full package by clicking the following links:

Aspiring Academics workshop/seminar materials (6 MB .zip file)

Teaching College Geography workshop/seminar materials (11 MB .zip file)

The following is a list of activities currently available for each book:

Aspiring Academics chapters

Activities

 

Chapter 1: Time Management

ACTIVITY 1.1: SHARING TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

 

ACTIVITY 1.2: KEEPING AND ANALYZING A TIME LOG

Chapter 2: Career Planning

ACTIVITY 2.1: FORMULATING A SELF-ASSESSMENT 

 

ACTIVITY 2.2: FORMULATING A DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN

Chapter 3: Developing Collegial Relationships

ACTIVITY 3.1: DOES COLLEGIALITY MATTER?

 

ACTIVITY 3.2: BUILDING CONSTRUCTIVE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

 

ACTIVITY 3.3: OBSERVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR BEING MORE COLLEGIAL

Chapter 4: Balancing Personal and Professional Lives

ACTIVITY 4.1: PLANNING A FAMILY IN GRADUATE SCHOOL AND BEYOND

 

ACTIVITY 4.2: WORK/LIFE STRATEGIES AND STRIVING FOR CHANGE

 

ACTIVITY 4.3: TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CHALLENGES

Chapter 5: Succeeding at Tenure and Beyond

ACTIVITY 5.1: WHAT ARE THE RULES?

 

ACTIVITY 5.2: WHAT’S IN A DOSSIER?

 

ACTIVITY 5.3: LEARNING FROM SUCCESS

 

ACTIVITY 5.4: REPORTS FROM AN EXPERIENCED DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Chapter 6: Designing Significant Learning Experiences

ACTIVITY 6.1: A SELF-DIRECTED GUIDE TO DESIGNING COURSES FOR SIGNIFICANT LEARNING

Chapter 7: Active Learning

ACTIVITY 7.1: BRAINSTORMING

 

ACTIVITY 7.2: SUCCESS WITH ACTIVE LEARNING: A TEN-STEP APPROACH

 

ACTIVITY 7.3: DESIGNING EFFECTIVE PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING MODULES

Chapter 8: Advising Students

ACTIVITY 8.1: DISCUSSING ADVISING SCENARIOS

Chapter 9: Ethical Teaching in Practice

ACTIVITY 9.1: ANALYZING CASE STUDIES OF COLLEGE TEACHING

Chapter 10: Teaching Diverse Students/Teaching for Inclusion

ACTIVITY 10.1: CLASSROOM SCENARIOS

 

ACTIVITY 10.2: DIVERSIFYING SYLLABI, ACTIVITIES, AND COURSES

 

ACTIVITY 10.3: SCENARIOS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Chapter 11: Preparing Competitive Research Grant Proposals

ACTIVITY 11.1: START WITH A GOOD PROBLEM 

 

ACTIVITY 11.2: ACHIEVE AND COMMUNICATE COHERENCE

Chapter 12: Ethical Research in Practice

ACTIVITY 12.1: RESEARCH ETHICS—THE REGULATORY CONTEXT 

 

ACTIVITY 12.2: A CASE FOR ETHICS

Chapter 13: Academic Publishing

ACTIVITY 13.1: CHOOSING THE RIGHT OUTLET FOR YOUR RESEARCH

ACTIVITY 13.2: THE ETHICS AND POLITICS OF ACADEMIC PUBLISHING

ACTIVITY 13.3: UNDERSTANDING THE MANUSCRIPT REVIEW PROCESS

Chapter 14: Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries

ACTIVITY 14.1: “CHECKING IN” AT BEGINNING AND END OF TEAM MEETINGS

 

ACTIVITY 14.2: “TEAM IMAGE”

 

ACTIVITY 14.3: CONCEPTUAL CONTENT COGNITIVE MAPPING (3CM) EXERCISE

 

ACTIVITY 14.4: PROBLEM-BASED INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING (PBL) GROUP EXERCISE

 

  

Teaching College Geography

chapters

Activities

Chapter 9: GIS and Mapping Technologies

ACTIVITY 9.1: OVERVIEW OF THE EARTH: A VIRTUAL PERSPECTIVE

 

ACTIVITY 9.2: ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

ACTIVITY 9.3: AMERICAN CULTURAL LANDSCAPES

Chapter 10: Looking Beyond the Lecture

ACTIVITY 10.1: A GUIDE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALIGNED ACTIVE LEARNING FOCUSED CLASS

Chapter 11: Teaching in the Field

ACTIVITY 11.1: A GUIDE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALIGNED FIELD EXERCISE/COURSE 

Chapter 12: Geography and Global Learning

ACTIVITY 12.1: CENTER FOR GLOBAL GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION