Science Literacy Program Newsletter

Winter 2015 – Week 2

Journal Club

Thursday and Friday
This week we will read about a teaching practices inventory developed by Carl Wieman who will be visiting the UO in February. More information about his visit will be forthcoming.

Wieman, C., & Gilbert, S. (2014). The Teaching Practices Inventory: A New Tool for Characterizing College and University Teaching in Mathematics and Science. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13(3), 552-569. http://www.lifescied.org/content/13/3/552.full.pdf+html

The Discipline-Based Education Research: A Scientist’s View book has not yet arrived. We are working to expedite the process. In the meantime we would like both Thursday and Friday to read the same article.

- 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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Recruiting Starts for Spring and Summer 2015 Graduate SLP Fellows

Would you like more experience teaching as part of your graduate training? Are you interested in learning how Active Learning can improve student outcomes? The University of Oregon Science Literacy Program offers General Education courses for non-science majors designed to improve science literacy of the educated public as well as introductory physics courses for physics majors.

We are accepting applications for Graduate SLP Fellowsfor the following courses.

Spring 2015
ASTR 121 The Solar System
Scott Fisher rsf@uoregon.edu
CRN 36599, MW 1600-1720 and F 1600-1650, 100 WIL, 4 credits

BI 150 The Ocean Planet
Michelle Wood miche@uoregon.edu
CRN 30917, MW 1000-1120, 176 ED, 4 credits

BI 212 General Biology II: Organisms
Mark Carrier mcarrier@uoregon.edu
CRN 30922, MWF 1100-1150, 182 LIL, 4 credits

PHYS 253 Foundations of Physics I
Benjamin McMorran mcmorran@uoregon.edu
CRN 34957, MWF 0900-0950, 100 WIL, 4 credits

PHYS 301 Physicists View of Nature
Michael Raymer raymer@uoregon.edu
CRN 36665, TR 1400-1550, 110 WIL, 4 credits

Summer 2015
HPHY 111 The Science of Sex
Sierra Dawson sdawson@uoregon.edu
CRN 41043, MTWR 1100-1320, Location TBD, 4 credits

Visit our Graduate SLP Fellow page for more information and apply online.

Applications are due by Friday, February 6, 2015.

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Recruiting Starts for Winter 2015 Undergraduate SLP Scholars

Are you interested in learning about teaching science? The University of Oregon Science Literacy Program offers General Education courses for non-science majors designed to improve science literacy of the educated public as well as introductory physics courses for physics majors.

We are accepting applications for Undergraduate SLP Scholars for the following courses.

Spring 2015
ASTR 121 The Solar System
Scott Fisher rsf@uoregon.edu
CRN 36599, MW 1600-1720 and F 1600-1650, 100 WIL, 4 credits

BI 150 The Ocean Planet
Michelle Wood miche@uoregon.edu
CRN 30917, MW 1000-1120, 176 ED, 4 credits

BI 212 General Biology II: Organisms
Mark Carrier mcarrier@uoregon.edu
CRN 30922, MWF 1100-1150, 182 LIL, 4 credits

PHYS 253 Foundations of Physics I
Benjamin McMorran mcmorran@uoregon.edu
CRN 34957, MWF 0900-0950, 100 WIL, 4 credits

PHYS 301 Physicists View of Nature
Michael Raymer raymer@uoregon.edu
CRN 36665, TR 1400-1550, 110 WIL, 4 credits

Summer 2015
HPHY 111 The Science of Sex
Sierra Dawson sdawson@uoregon.edu
CRN 41043, MTWR 1100-1320, Location TBD, 4 credits

Visit our Undergraduate SLP Scholar page for more information and apply online.

Applications are due by Friday, February 6, 2015.

 

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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. **

If you are interested in science education postdoctoral or faculty positions, here are a few resources.

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

Recruiting Starts for Winter 2015 Graduate SLP Fellows

Recruiting Starts for Winter 2015 Undergraduate SLP Scholars

Career Opportunities

Upcoming UO and Local Events

Application Deadlines


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Strategies for Discussion Leaders
Teaching Effectiveness Program
Tuesday 1/13/2015
2:00 – 4:00pm
122 Knight Library

Click here for more information about the workshop. To register email tep@uoregon.edu.

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Carl Wieman
Friday 2/6/2015

There will be two opportunities to meet with Carl Wieman on this day.

Science Teaching Journal Club – meeting with Carl Wieman
12:00 – 1:00pm
Location TBA
Lunch will be provided -RSVP to the Science Literacy Program.

SLP Science Education Seminar
Carl Wieman, Stanford University
Time and location TBA

Check our Events page for updates.

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Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Teaching Effectiveness Program
Wednesday 2/11/2015
11:00am – 12:15pm
122 Knight Library

Click here for more information about the workshop. To register email tep@uoregon.edu.

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Blended Courses: Combining Online with Face-to-Face Instruction
Teaching Effectiveness Program
Friday 2/27/2015
2:00 – 3:30pm
Proctor 42 Knight Library

Click here for more information about the workshop. To register email tep@uoregon.edu.

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Application Deadlines:

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Application Deadline -11:59pm EST, 15 January 2015

Program information, eligibility criteria, and online application portal available through the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Library Undergraduate Research Awards
For Undergraduate Students

Application Deadline -January 23, 2015.

Information about the award categories, eligibility, and application process available through the UO Libraries.

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Apply to be an ASM 2015-2016 Biology Scholar
For Faculty

Application Deadline -February 1, 2015.

Learn more about the program and apply to the Biology Scholars Program.

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2015-2016 Williams Council Call for Instructional Proposals
For Faculty

Application Deadline -February 6, 2015.

The application is available at the Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education website. The website also has information on the goals of the Williams Fund and on instructional projects that have been funded by the Williams Council since its founding in 1995.

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2015 NEW Leadership Oregon – Summer Residential Program
For Undergraduate Students

Application Deadline -February 16, 2015

Applications for NEW Leadership Oregon 2015 are open. If you have any questions regarding the program contact Mariana Lindsay at 503.725.2895 or at cwlinfo@pdx.edu.

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CAS Scholarships and Fellowships
For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Application Deadline -February 23, 2015

Visit CAS for more information on each scholarship’s criteria, average award amounts, and a link to the online application. If you have any questions please contact the College of Arts and Sciences by email at scholarships@cas.
uoregon.edu
or by phone at 346-3950.

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