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SCIENCE LITERACY PROGRAM NEWSLETTER
FALL 2016- WEEK 2

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OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF EXCELLENT SCIENCE TEACHERS.

Journal Club

For this week, please read:

Winstone, N., & Millward, L. (2012). Reframing Perceptions of the Lecture from Challenges to Opportunities: Embedding Active Learning and Formative Assessment into the Teaching of Large Classes. Psychology Teaching Review18(2), 31-41.  http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ991406.pdf

For your convenience, we will continue to offer two weekly meetings. Feel free to attend either.

Thursdays at 9:00 am (217 LISB)
Fridays at 1:00 pm (217 LISB)

Elly and Julie

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UO African American Workshop and Lecture Series

Envisioning, Attaining and Institutionalizing Diversity in STEM Education and Research. Sponsored by the Office of President Michael H. Schill. October 17-18, 2016.

Dr. Kelly Mack is the Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope, a non-profit organization focusing on undergraduate STEM Education reform, at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

Below is information about events Dr. Mack will lead.  Please RSVP as appropriate. 

On behalf of President Schill and Vice President Alex-Assensoh, please join us in welcoming Dr. Kelly Mack to the UO. We look forward to your participation (see details below).

Event #1 for Students in Science

What: STEM at the UO: Students in Science

When: Monday, October 17 at 10:00am (1.5 hrs.)

Where: EMU, Crater Lake Room, North & South

RSVP by October 14 @ noon: http://tinyurl.com/grqqvhc

Event #2 for Underrepresented Students in Science

What: Lunch with Underrepresented Students in Science

When: Monday, October 17 at 11:45am (1 hr.)

Where: TBD (you will receive location details upon received RSVP)

RSVP by October 14 @ noon:  http://tinyurl.com/zbdb3gj (P.S. The first 20 respondents will be able to participate in this event. Please RSVP promptly.)

Event #3 for All UO and Local Community Members

What: Public Forum: Community Engagement

When: Monday, October 17 at 1:00pm (1 hr.)

Where: EMU, Crater Lake Room, North & South

RSVP by October 14 @ noon: http://tinyurl.com/hlunu4u

Event #4 for Faculty and Administrators

What: STEM in higher education: Faculty and Administrators

When: Monday, October 17 at 2:30pm (1.5 hrs.)

Where: TBD (you will receive location details upon received RSVP)

RSVP by October 14 @ noon: http://tinyurl.com/hp3ghdx
Event #5 for Students in Science

What: Lunch with UO Students in Science

When: Tuesday, October 18 at 12:00pm (1 hr.)

Where: TBD (you will receive location details upon received RSVP)

RSVP by October 14 @ noon:  http://tinyurl.com/zqutarf (The first 20 respondents will be able to participate in this event. Please RSVP promptly.)

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UO Graduate School Distinguished Alumni Speaker Program

The Graduate School’s “Distinguished Alumni Speaker Program” inaugural speaker is William Hawley, a CDC biologist who serves as chief of the entomology branch in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Hawley’s talk, which is open and accessible to all, is Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 4-5 pm in 101 Jaqua. He will also be available afterwards for conversation. He will give a second talk, more specifically targeted for biologists which will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, from noon-1 p.m. in the Lawrence Lounge (Room 115, Lawrence Hall).

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Free Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching Online Courses

The Center for Integrated Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is offering two free evidence-based undergraduate STEM teaching online courses, introductory and advanced. In the introductory course, learn how to implement evidence-based teaching strategies in your university classroom as well as effective methods for assessing teaching and learning. In the advanced course, learn effective teaching strategies and research that supports them, and how to collect, analyze, and act upon evidence of student learning. This a course for teachers who are already familiar with evidence-based teaching, but want to learn how to run a “teaching as research” project. Both courses are 8 weeks long and begin on September 15th. They are free to attend and are composed of video lessons, peer-graded activities, discussion forums, and reference lists. Both courses begin Thursday, September 15, 2016 (all day) and end Thursday, November 10, 2016 (all day).

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

UO African American Workshop and Lecture Series

UO Graduate School Distinguished Alumni Speaker Program

Free Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching Online Courses

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Try Outreach and Teaching Fair

STEM CORE will be hosting the third annual Try Outreach and Teaching Fair on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 in the Willamette Atrium from 11am-2pm. This event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with clubs and organizations if you want to be more involved with STEM on the University of Oregon campus.

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Writing Circles Workshop

The fall quarter Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC) luncheon workshop will feature Dr. Laura Plummer, Director of the Scholarly Writing Program at Indiana University, on Writing Circles to support the quality and productivity of women and underrepresented faculty. Dr. Plummer has found that daily writing and group accountability have increased the productivity of Writing Circle participants. Faculty, graduate students, deans, and department heads are invited. The luncheon workshop on Writing Circles will be from 12-1:30 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Knight Library Browsing Room. She will also be available to meet with individuals or small groups in the morning and afternoon of Nov. 1. Please RSVP using this link for the luncheon presentation by Oct. 21, 2016. Please contact Gordon Hall (gnhall@uoregon.edu) if you want to meet with her.

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