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FALL 2016- WEEK 7

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OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT STUDENT

SUCCESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF

EXCELLENT SCIENCE TEACHERS.

Journal Club

For this week, please read:

Slepkov, A. D., Vreugdenhil, A. J., & Shiell, R. C. (2016). Score Increase and Partial-Credit Validity When Administering Multiple-Choice Tests Using an Answer-Until-Correct Format. Journal of Chemical Education http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00028

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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Graduate School Book Club

On Friday, November 18, 12:00-1:00 pm, in the Graduate Student Center in Susan Campbell Hall, the Graduate School Book Club is discussing Between the World and Me. Intrigued, moved, or troubled by this book? Come share your thoughts with other graduate students. Also joining us will be two UO faculty guests: Krista Chronister (Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Education and faculty in Counseling Psychology) and Erik Girvan (faculty in Law and Conflict Resolution, and implicit bias researcher). Can’t read the book by November 18? Read a copy over Thanksgiving break and then join us on Monday November 28, 4:00-5:00 pm, for the Graduate School Book Club to discuss Between the World and Me – round 2! Come back or come for your first time to talk about this compelling and provocative book. This time, two other UO faculty with relevant research will join us as guests: Julie Heffernan (Graduate Director for UOTeach, UO’s teacher licensing program, and faculty in Educational Studies) and Daniel HoSang (Department Head in Ethnic Studies and faculty in Political Science).

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Peace Corps for Science Majors

Interesting in being a teacher? Peace Corps wants you! Find out how to work and live abroad post-graduation while teaching anything from Biology to English, in levels preschool to university. There will be a panel discussion, titled “Stories from Returned Volunteers in Education” on Thursday, Nov. 17th 6-7:30pm in Willamette 100. Questions? Contact: Nicolette Ulrich at pcorps@uoregon.edu.



Women in Data Science Conference

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research in a number of domains, learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success, and connect with potential mentors, collaborators, and others in the field. Save the date for the second WiDS conference, happening on February 3, 2017. Planning is underway, and more details will be available soon. In the meantime, you can learn more about our inaugural conference which took place on November 2, 2015. See the materials from our 2015 conference including the full conference program, the list of world-class speakers and the conference sessions and speaker interviews. To receive registration, live stream, and speaker notifications, sign up for our mailing list.


Institute on Project-Based Learning

The Institute on Project-Based Learning, a flagship offering of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, is a 2.5-day intensive workshop where teams of five or more faculty and administrators from colleges and universities will gain knowledge about project-based learning and make tangible progress to integrate that knowledge into their own curricula. The institute curriculum is a mix of interactive workshops on project-based learning, consultations with institute faculty, and collaborative teamwork.Participants will come to the institute with a proposal outlining a specific goal or project they would like to advance and will leave the institute with an enhanced understanding of project-based learning and a tailored plan to advance work on their own campuses.The institute is designed for faculty and administrators from a wide variety of institutions, including public, private, and liberal arts institutions; community colleges; and research universities. The institute will take place June 21-24, 2017
at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in partnership with AAC&U. The application deadline is February 13, 2017.

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Discussing Gender in the Workplace

The master’s Graduate Internship Program is hosting an event discussing issues women face in science this Sunday Nov 13th from 3- 5pm in Gerlinger Lounge. Event will feature a talk by Dr. Yvette Alex Assensoh, Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, a discussion of issues that women in science may face in the workplace, and how to recognize and be an ally for your colleagues. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP using this link.


In This Issue:

Journal Club

Graduate School Book Club

Peace Corps for Science Majors

Women in Data Science Conference

Institute on Project-Based Learning

Discussing Gender in the Workplace

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Faculty of Color and Allies Happy Hour

When: Thurs, Nov. 10 from 4-5 pm
Where: EMU Falling Sky Brewery

Join your colleagues for a time to network and to learn more about upcoming faculty events hosted by the Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS). Bring business cards to exchange with your colleagues. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. RVSP using this link.

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Engaging Student Resistance

Week 7: Fri, Nov. 11
10:30am-noon, Knight Library, Proctor 41
In this workshop we will learn about possible sources of student resistance to learning and discuss a number of strategies for addressing this resistance in order to make learning more valuable for all your students.

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TLC Get Savvy Workshops

What: Get Savvy features 20 free workshops to help UO students boost their academic success. Topics include time management, speed reading, test anxiety, note-taking, procrastination, perfectionism, money management, and more.

When: Nov. 7 & 8, 1-7 pm
(50 minute workshops)

Where: EMU 023 (Lease Crutcher Room, formerly known as the Mallard Room)

Why: Students can gain new ideas for effective and efficient learning, meet TLC staff, and enter to win prizes given away at each session.

How to learn more:
For the workshop schedule and descriptions, please usethis link. If you have questions, please email Amy Nuetzman.

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Needed Conversations: Supporting African American/Black Graduate Students in the Classroom and Beyond

Do you want to be a more effective faculty advisor, instructor, supervisor, or ally?  Do you want to facilitate meaningful, inclusive classroom conversations involving diversity and equity?  Do you want to better support students of color in your program? The College of Education’s Student Diversity Affairs Committee invites you to attend Needed Conversations: Supporting African American/Black Graduate Students in the Classroom and Beyond.  This event will feature African American/Black College of Education graduate students from each Department who will share their experiences studying at the UO and living in Eugene, and the advising, mentoring, and program supports that help them persist and excel.  Please join us Friday, November 18th, 1-2pm, in HEDO 220. Light refreshments provided.

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UO Teach Meeting

Interested in teaching science someday? Join us Thursday, Nov 10 at 3:00 – 4:00pm in the Science Library Commons to learn more about the 5th Year UOTeach Master’s and Teacher Licensure program.


541.346.8982
scilit@uoregon.edu
http://scilit.uoregon.edu/

UO Science Literacy Program
1210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403