Science Literacy Program Newsletter

Summer 2015 – Week 10

Graduate SLP Fellows and Undergraduate Scholars Recruiting Fall 2015

The Science Literacy Program is still recruiting Graduate SLP Fellows and Undergraduate SLP Scholars to help co-teach general education courses for Fall 2015.

To apply complete the Graduate Fellow application orUndergraduate Scholar application.

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Best Wishes to Heather Borland 

As our HHMI funding is winding down, we say goodbye to the SLP Program Asssistant Heather Borland. Please join us in sending Heather our best wishes.


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New Vision & Change Report 

AAAS has released a publication, Vision and Change (V&C) in Undergraduate Biology Education: Chronicling Change, Inspiring the FutureThis publication takes stock of what has been accomplished at both the course and faculty level since the start of the V&C initiative in 2006 and to consider how to accomplish the larger scale changes needed at the departmental and institutional levels. The report focuses on example changes related to the V&C 2011 report.

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 Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education

A Network for Academic Renewal Conference

November 12-14, 2015

Seattle, Washington

Register by September 24, 2015, for best conference rates

Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education will explore the latest research on integrative, cross-disciplinary STEM teaching and learning; inclusive excellence and broadening participation in STEM; STEM faculty support and reward systems; and institutional transformation to advance hands-on learning and increase the achievement of key learning outcomes for all students.

Designed to assist colleges and universities as they work to make inclusive excellence the foundation for institutional purpose and educational practice, the conference will also focus on the inextricably linked goals of both increasing STEM baccalaureate degree earners and ensuring that all college graduates achieve scientific learning outcomes essential for responsible citizenship in a complex world. 

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AAC&U Call for Nominations – The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award 

Deadline for receipt of materials: October 1, 2015

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

Please go to the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders page for complete information.

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In This Issue:

Upcoming UO and Local Events

Upcoming UO and Local Events:

TEP Sponsored University Teaching Certificate for Graduate Students

In fall 2015 TEP will pilot a University Teaching Certificate Program (UTC) that offers UO graduate students structured and rigorous pathways—at both “core” and “advanced” levels—to develop as college teachers. The certificate program enhances TEP’s teaching development opportunities for GTFs; moreover, it seeks to endorse and help frame excellent teaching development activities already offered by academic departments and other campus units, such as the Graduate SchoolScience Literacy Program, and Center on Diversity and Community.

For more information about certificate requirements and to enroll in the program visit theTEP website. For questions please

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ASM Science Teaching Fellows
Application deadline November 2, 2015

The ASM Science Teaching Fellows Program is a 5-month development opportunity to help prepare doctoral-trained individuals for science teaching positions at a variety of non-doctoral institutions. Fellows in the program take part in a highly focused training experience that combines in-depth webinars, pre- and post-webinar assignments, structured mentoring, and a community of practice.

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TEP Fall Workshops
TEP will offer a variety of fall workshops before the start of fall termincluding Teaching as a Sole Instructor, Leading a Discussion Session. More information and registration information on their website.

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NSF-funded REIL Biology Workshops

NSF-funded REIL-Biology is partnering with national conferences to offer development opportunities to incorporate your own research in laboratory courses.  Application for 2015 and 2016 workshops at ASCB, CUR, and GSA meetings are open now.  Recruit a research or education faculty to participate with you in a pre-conference workshop on research in lab courses.  Travel funds are available.  For more details, see