Science Literacy Program Newsletter

Fall 2014 – Week 10

Journal Club

For Thursday we will read Chapter 7 – Assessing the Effectiveness of Teaching Innovations from:
Dirks, C., Wenderoth, M.P., & Withers, M. (2014). Assessment in the college science classroom. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company.

For Friday we will read Chapter 6 – Preparing Students for Assessment from:
Dirks, C., Wenderoth, M.P., & Withers, M. (2014). Assessment in the college science classroom. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company.
Please email scilit@uoregon.edu for a pdf copy of this chapter.

– Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller, TEP and Elly Vandegrift, SLP
– Friday 12:00pm LISB 317 facilitated by Elly Vandegrift, SLP

We look forward to seeing you there!
Elly and Julie

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CSWS Research Grants Available

Thinking about applying for a research grant? If your research is related to women and gender, UO faculty and graduate students from any academic discipline are eligible to apply for Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) research grants.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. January 20, 2015, for research expenses incurred from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Grant guidelines and applications can be accessed online.

If you have questions regarding application procedures, budget matters, or problems with submission, please contact CSWS at 541-346-5015 or csws@uoregon.edu

 

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Graduate Student Research Forum – accepting proposals

The Graduate Student Research Forum is a one-day conference held annually at the University of Oregon to showcase research, scholarship and creative expressions by graduate students in all of the UO’s graduate colleges and schools. This year’s forum will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015.

To participate, submit a 250-word abstract/description of your work by December 19, 2014. Current and former SLP Fellows could consider submitting an abstract about SLP. Contact Elly if you want to explore this idea.

This year, the Grad Forum will be organized around four themes:
1) Science and the Social Good
2) Academy, Race, and (In)Equality: Bridging Research and Practice
3) Imaginative Design, Art, and Performance
4) Human Rights, Development, and Sustainability

Submit your proposal online by selecting how you want to participate and then complete the online form.

 

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Career Opportunities

** Do you have job opportunities for positions related to science education that you would like to share? Send them to us at scilit@uoregon.edu. **

It’s that season of the year and there are too many science education position for us to post here, but we want to direct anyone who is interested in science education postdoctoral or faculty positions to the following sources.

Physics Education –
http://perjobs.blogspot.com/

Biology Education –
http://saber-biologyeducationresearch.wikispaces.com/
Jobs+&+Positions+in+Science+Ed

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

CSWS Research Grants Available

Graduate Student Research Forum Accepting Proposals

Career Opportunities

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Speed Reading Basics
Teaching and Learning Center
Wednesday 12/3/2014
6:00 – 6:50pm
72 PLC

Ever wondered how or if you could cut down on reading time without sacrificing comprehension? Come give speed reading techniques a try!

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Preparing for Finals
Teaching and Learning Center
Wednesday 12/3/2014
7:00 – 7:50pm
72 PLC

Ease stress and maximize success during final exam week by developing a solid plan for organizing materials, scheduling study blocks, and learning effectively.

Get a jump on Winter Term and see the TLC workshops for January and February.

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STEM CORE Monthly Meeting
Teaching and Learning Center
Wednesday 12/10/2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm
230T HEDCO Education Building

As always, this will be a chance to share updates about STEM education and outreach activities and opportunities. If you have announcements to share, contact Bryan Rebar.

Click here to see where the HEDCO Education Building is on the UO Campus.

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