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Undergraduate SLP Scholar Application
The Science Literacy Program seeks talented, motivated, and hard-working Undergraduate SLP Scholars to help co-teach general education courses for non-science majors. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor from the participating departments (Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Human Physiology, or Physics).
We are very interested in enhancing the creativity, diversity, and talent of the next generation of science educators, and students from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
The program offers outstanding opportunities to assist with course development, lecture/activity/assessment preparation and presentation, and in-class demonstrations.
Students will register for a 2-credit CAS 409 SLP Scholar Practicum.
Please complete the following application including short answer questions. You will need two letters of recommendation from a Faculty Member or a GTF that is familiar with your capabilities. We work very hard to pair students with a course and faculty mentor best suited to their strengths. For more information, please contact Elly Vandegrift (email@example.com), Associate Director of the Science Literacy Program. Priority for positions will be given to first-time participants.
Student ID #
Current Undergraduate Studies
Estimated Graduation Date
Relevant science course names and associated grades
List the relevant science courses you have taken to date and include your grade for the course.
Courses for Spring 2017
Arrange the courses you are interested in working with in order of preference (drag and drop)
For more information on our Spring 2017 courses, see our website
ASTR 122 Birth and Death of Stars
BI 140 Science, Policy, and Biology
BI 199 Sp St Brain Intel Mach
BI 212 General Bio II: Organisms
CH 222 General Chemistry II
CH 223 General Chemistry III
PHYS 155 Physics Behind the Internet
PHYS 163 Nanoscience and Society
Please complete the following
For the short answer portion of this application type your responses in the text boxes below.
Why are you interested in participating as an Undergraduate SLP Scholar in the Science Literacy Program?
Please describe your most rewarding educational experience.
Describe your skills that would make you an effective Undergraduate SLP Scholar for an SLP course.
Letters of Recommendation
You need two letters of recommendation from a Faculty Member or a GTF that is familiar with your capabilities.
Please provide the following link to the faculty or graduate students you ask to write a letter of recommendation for you.
Letter Writer #1
Letter Writer #2
To be an Undergraduate SLP Scholar affiliated with the Science Literacy Program, you must follow these guidelines. By checking each of these, I am agreeing to the following requirements (Select each box).
Students will register for CAS 409 SLP Scholar Practicum Credit and complete all course requirements for teaching and reflection. Including attend class sessions AND weekly journal club.
Undergraduate SLP Scholars may create assessments in collaboration with their faculty mentor. However, they may NOT do any grading for the course.
Scholars may NOT hold office hours associated with the course.
Attend meetings scheduled with the Science Literacy Program including during the first week of the term.
Attend events sponsored by the Science Literacy program including the Journal Club (http://scilit.uoregon.edu/category/journal-club/) and workshops/events.
Attend meetings with faculty mentor and other Graduate SLP Fellows and Undergraduate SLP Scholars to participate in course design and implementation. Many Scholars request an opportunity to lead part or an entire class session; this should be negotiated with the faculty mentor.
As part of the Science Literacy Program, the class participants, scholars, fellows, and faculty will be asked to complete surveys during the term as part of the ongoing program research and assessment.
Follow university regulations and policies.
Attend every class session.
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