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FALL 2016- WEEK 3

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Journal Club

For this week, please read:

Broeckelman-Post, M., Johnson, A., & Schwebach, J. R. (2016). Calling on Students Using Notecards: Engagement and Countering Communication Anxiety in Large Lecture. Journal of College Science Teaching45(5), 27.

For your convenience, we will continue to offer two weekly meetings in 217 LISB. Feel free to attend either.

Thursdays at 9:00 am
Fridays at 1:00 pm

Hope to see you there.

Elly and Julie

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ASM Teaching Fellows Online Course

The 2016-2017 ASM Science Teaching Fellows Online Course prepares doctoral-trained individuals for science teaching positions at a variety of non-doctoral institutions. This 5-month, online professional development program delivers the skills and knowledge required to succeed in positions with a significant teaching component. As a Science Teaching Fellow you will:
• Learn the best practices in curriculum development, student-centered learning and pedagogies of engagement for scientific teaching
• Be part of an online community of fellows, mentors and facilitators with exclusive access to interactive webinars, readings and skill-building activities presented by experts in the field
• Enjoy professional development opportunities in course design and assessment, active learning strategies and teaching philosophy development
• Expand you scientific network by working directly with peers and scientists

The application deadline is Nov. 2, 2016. The course will run from December 2016 until April 2017. For information about selection criteria, eligibility, and other general program questions, please visit our website or contact us at

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Presence: Skills for Listening, Being and Connecting in the Classroom

This workshop on Friday, Oct. 14, will provide tools to enhance aliveness, authenticity, deep listening, and empathy in the classroom, in addition to being present to yourself and your students. Led by Theresa May, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts. The workshop will be held in the Knight Library Browsing Room from 2:00-3:30pm.

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

ASM Teaching Fellows Online Course

Presence: Skills for Listening, Being and Connecting in the Classroom

Upcoming UO and Local Events

Upcoming UO and Local Events:

CMiS Welcome Back Pizza Social

A Community for Minorities in STEM (CMiS) would like to personally invite you to our first social event of the 2016-2017 academic year.  We will be holding a ‘Welcome Back Pizza Social’ at Pegasus Pizza (the one near campus), next Tuesday October 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  This event is open to all STEM community members and allies of increased diversity and inclusion in STEM fields here at the UO.  The event is graciously funded by CoDaC.  We hope to see you there.

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Graduate Teaching Initiative Meet-Up

Drop in for an introduction to the GTI and advice about how to make the most of the program. Meet TEP leaders and peers across disciplines who are committed to excellent teaching. Ask questions and chart your course to an advanced or core certificate of completion.

Week 3: Thur, Oct. 13
3:30-5:00pm, 72 PLC

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McNair Scholars Info Session

Interested in earning a PhD? Would you like to conduct university-level research with a faculty mentor? Join us for the UO McNair Scholars Info Session and learn about this amazing opportunity for undergraduates considering PhD level studies. The info session will be held on Tuesday, 10/11, 6:00-7:00pm, in 72 PLC. For more information on how students qualify for the McNair Scholars Program, visit our website at

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