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Graduate SLP Fellow Application
The Science Literacy Program seeks talented, motivated, and hard-working Graduate SLP Fellows to help co-teach general education courses. Graduate students will be paired with a faculty mentor from the participating departments (Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Human Physiology or Physics). The SLP will support the whole FTE for a graduate fellow (0.4-0.49 FTE depending on the department).
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.
Please complete the following application including short answer questions. You will need one letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Your Research Advisor and Department Head will be asked to grant approval for you to participate in the program. We work very hard to pair graduate 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 Graduate Studies
Date of entry into department
Estimated degree graduation date
Select Course(s) 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 Graduate SLP Fellow in the Science Literacy Program?
Please describe your most rewarding educational experience.
Describe your skills that would make you an effective Graduate SLP Fellow for an SLP course.
Please provide the following links to your Faculty Member recommendation writer, Research Advisor and Department Head.
Your Research Advisor and Department Head will be asked to grant approval for you to participate in the program. They will be asked if you have funding for the other half of the term appointment. This funding MUST be from a research position or from a department assigned GTF position to the SAME course in which you will be an SLP Fellow.
You also need one letter of recommendation from a Faculty Member. This person may also be your research advisor, but need not be.
Please provide the following link Research Advisor.
Please provide the following link to your Department Head.
Faculty Letter Writer
Please provide the following link to your letter writer (who may also be your research advisor)
To be a Graduate SLP Fellow affiliated with the Science Literacy Program, you must follow these guidelines. By checking each of these, I am agreeing to the following guidelines. (Click each box)
The Science Literacy Program will provide 50-100% FTE for Graduate SLP Fellows (equivalent to 0.2 to 0.49 FTE depending on the appointment). If a partial appointment, the other portion of the position MUST come from a research grant or a GTF position in the SAME course.
Graduate SLP fellows may create assessments in the course, but they may only grade (homework, quizzes, projects, exams, etc.) equivalent to the grading done by the faculty mentor. If a graduate student receives his/her additional FTE as TA/grader for the same course there may be additional grading responsibilities.
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.
Participate in some type of teaching in the course. Many Fellows request an opportunity to lead part or an entire class session; this should be arranged 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.
Throughout the term members of the Science Literacy Program - both from the program staff and other SLP faculty members - will observe the course. These observations are not a formal teaching evaluation, but are designed to offer peer feedback and suggestions for ideas to try in the course.
Communicate with the Science Literacy Program Associate Director throughout the term with problems, progress, or requests as needed.
Follow university regulations and policies.
Attend every class session.
If you are sick or unable to attend a scheduled class day, please contact your faculty mentor as soon as possible.
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