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Early Career Faculty Workshop

When: June 16-22, 2013


Registration has begun for the Geography Faculty Development Alliance's 2013 Early Career Faculty Workshop, which will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

If you have recently hired new faculty, this workshop is an excellent opportunity to help them get a strong start in your program.

Since 2002, nearly 450 early career faculty and graduate students have attended one of these workshops focusing on topics which are frequently the source of the greatest stress in the first years of a college or university appointment, including:

  • Developing significant learning experiences for students

  • Career planning

  • Time management

  • Ethics in research, teaching, and advising

  • Nuts-and-bolts issues about writing and publishing

  • Promoting collegiality

  • Preparing for the tenure process

  • Balancing personal and professional life

The workshop touches on issues of teaching and learning, particularly those revolving around designing effective courses, issues of diversity and inclusion, and active pedagogy.  The goal of the workshop is to help participants balance the many responsibilities of academic life and to understand how their teaching, research, service, outreach, and personal lives intersect and interconnect.

Graduate students and faculty from all institutions and departments are invited to attend.  Participation from departments outside the US has been growing every year.

To register for the workshop, visit the AAG website at  Participants do not need to be a member of the Association of American Geographers to register for the workshop.

The registration fee of $1,150 includes a single dorm room, breakfasts, lunches & refreshments, two dinners, supplies, meeting rooms, computer network and printing access, graduate student support staff, and support for the workshops and teaching staff leaders.

Often this registration fee is covered in whole or part by participants' home departments and colleges.  A discounted fee is available for participants wishing to make their own housing arrangements in Boulder.  Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

For further information about the workshop please contact either of the co-leaders: Professor James W. Harrington, Jr., Department of Geography, University of Washington or Professor Ken Foote, Department of Geography, University of Colorado.