Come toast the start of the year with campus neighbors and check out the new Garaventa Center space, Franz 330, on Friday, September 15, from 4-6 p.m. Expect lively conversation, tasty treats and beverages for all palates, and a chance to celebrate friendships old and new. Come for 10 minutes or stay till last call, and extra credit if you bring along someone who is new to the UP community. Questions? Contact Karen Eifler at email@example.com.
This year the Teaching and Learning Collaborative is hoping to add some information to its usual good fare about ways faculty and staff on the academic side of the University can attend to student mental health. As an opening foray, Andrew Guest (chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences) writes on the TLC blog with an introduction to the idea and with a request for questions and insights from the community.
On Sunday, September 24, Germans will go to the polls to vote in a federal election. What’s at stake, and who is running for office? You are cordially invited to take part in these upcoming events to find out more, according to Jeffrey White, international languages and culture.
- Poster Display: The German Federal Elections 2017, September 18-25, Clark Library.
- Opening Reception for Germany: Making Choices, with a welcome and presentation by Honorary Consul Robert Manicke, Monday, September 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,Shiley Hall room 124. Refreshments will be served.
The German program in the Department of International Languages and Cultures is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the German Embassy to host these events.
For more information go to this link.
Faculty members are invited to submit an application to participate in the 2017-2018 Untethered Lecture Capture (ULC) multimedia teaching project. The Office of the Provost is sponsoring this project in partnership with Academic Technology Services and Innovation (ATSI), the Office of the CIO, and the School of Nursing.
Untethered Lecture Capture provides an innovative, single-solution strategy enhancing student-faculty interactions within the classroom, optimizing multimedia instructional principles, and providing reusable media products to enhance self-paced student learning. Details about the project and application can be found on the Teaching and Learning website.
The Committee on Rank and Tenure publishes A Guide to Tenure, Promotion, and Periodic Review. In the past this has been available on www.up.edu but has recently been moved to UP’s internal web. To find it, go to pilots.up.edu > Pages > Academic Senate > Resources. For those seeking promotion to the rank of Professor, portfolios are due this fall. See page 4 of the Guide for the timeline. For more information contact Michael Connolly, committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7297.
A representative from TIAA, which administers the University’s retirement accounts, will be on campus on September 11-13, in the Clark Library conference room (no. 222), according to Laura Barnard, human resources. Financial counseling appointments are available during work hours on those days in the Clark library, but appointments must be scheduled at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or by calling call TIAA at 877.842.2028 (press 5 to schedule an appointment).
For more information contact Barnard at email@example.com.
Make plans to join us this Friday Night for a big soccer game at Merlo Field as the Pilots women’s soccer team takes on Oregon State at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. and tickets are still on sale. For more information on the women’s soccer team, please visit www.PortlandPilots.com. For tickets, please call the Pilots Box Office or visit www.portlandpilots.com/tickets.
The Faculty Welfare Committee meets this week and welcomes issues from faculty, according to committee chair Bill Barnes.
The Faculty Welfare Committee is the official vehicle whereby policies concerning faculty salary, fringe benefits, and working conditions are to be brought to the University administration. It serves as a negotiating team to work directly with the administrative offices on areas of interest to the entire faculty, and assists faculty members in cases where a particular faculty member might have a problem which does not seem to be taken care of through regular channels.
The Committee’s role in handling any matters brought before it under this consideration will be:
- To inform the faculty member of all the usual channels open to him/her
- To improve communication (if necessary, to bring the parties together for a better understanding of the situation)
- To see if correct procedures and processes are followed and that a report, when appropriate, is made to the Senate.
Faculty who would like the committee’s assistance are asked to contact any member:
- Bill Barnes (chair), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mindi Logan, email@example.com
- Martin Monto, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tamar More, email@example.com
- Lara Trout, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kaye Wilson-Anderson, email@example.com
The Pilots volleyball team returns home this week for three home games in the Chiles Center and to play as the host for the 2017 Nike Invitational Tournament. The action starts on Wednesday as the Pilots take on cross-town rival Portland State at 7:00 PM. The tournament continues throughout the week with the Pilots playing one game on Friday night at 5:00 PM and on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM. For complete tournament information, please visit www.portlandpilots.com. For tickets, please call the Pilots Box Office at x7525 or visit www.portlandpilots.com/tickets.