A First-Generation (FGEN) college student is defined as when an individual attends college when neither their mother nor father earned a 4-year college degree. The Shepard Academic Resource Center supports programming specifically for UP First-Generation (FGEN) students, and can use the help of faculty and staff. We would love to update our master roster of current UP faculty and staff that were FGEN students themselves. If you were an FGEN student, please take a moment and contact Matt Daily, assistant director, program manager for special populations in the Shepard Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to connect with you!
Are you teaching a course this summer? As you plan, remember that the librarians are available to provide library instruction. We will collaborate with you to make sure key concepts are covered and can also create course guides to support your students in their academic research and projects. To schedule a class meeting, please email preferred dates and times to Stephanie Michel at email@example.com. Interested in adding a video, poster, or podcast assignment to your course? Email José Velazco at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange multimedia instruction through the Digital Lab.
The theme of Faculty Development Day this year was “Compassionate Listening.” As speakers Joanie Levine and Yehuda Winter mentioned, they will be holding a Compassionate Listening Basics Intensive Workshop on Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portland. This three-day workshop in Compassionate Listening will help attendees learn a powerful set of skills that enable them to help begin to heal the world from the inside out.
Any member of the University community—faculty, administrators, staff, students—is welcome to participate. Simply get a taste of the Art of Compassionate Listening on Friday, May 17, or to sign up for the complete three-day Basics Intensive. Fees are $175-275 (sliding scale; $75 deposit due at registration) or $10 for Friday only. You may register at this link.
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Hey, faculty and staff! This summer the Outdoor Pursuits program has some pretty neat trips for you! The trips and programs are designed for faculty, staff, and alumni to attend. Whether you are looking for a casual day hike or want to learn a new skill such as backpacking, Outdoor Pursuits has got the trips for you. All food, equipment, transportation, and instruction is included with OPP trips.
Will you be working on your own research projects over the summer? The Clark Library has resources that faculty might find helpful. If you have a project involving data collection, visit our guide on data management practices and planning. If you are writing for publication, learn more about choosing where to publish and ensuring your rights as an author by visiting our guide on scholarly publishing. We also have an introductory guide to the digital humanities that provides background on this growing area of scholarship. Do you have students helping with your research? The librarians are available to meet with them and get them up-to-speed on literature searching strategies and using citation management tools for a productive workflow.
If you have more questions about how we might help, email us at email@example.com.
In support of the University’s diversity and inclusion efforts, Tom Greene and Fr. John Donato, C.S.C., have sponsored participation of 20 faculty and staff members at this year’s National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations. NCORE 2019 is being held in Portland from May 28 to June 1. UP faculty and staff members who attend NCORE will meet after the conference to discuss ways to incorporate ideas from the conference to our campus.