When: June 10-16, 2012
Where: Boulder, CO
Registration has begun for the 2012 GFDA workshop for graduate students and faculty who are beginning their careers in higher education -- instructors, lecturers, assistant professors, and other untenured faculty. The workshop is open to faculty from all types of teaching and research institutions inside and outside the US. The workshop, sponsored by the Association of American Geographers, focuses on topics that are frequently the greatest sources of stress in the first years of a faculty appointment.
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. Most participants have built lasting networks among themselves and with workshop leaders.
Graduate students and faculty from all institutions and departments are invited to attend. Visit http://www.aag.org/Early_Career_GFDA_Workshop for further information about the workshop, costs, and how to register.