The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship (TAS) invites all eligible faculty to submit proposals for funding from the Arthur Butine Faculty Development Fund. Please use the most current application forms which are now available for download from the Butine Moodle site. Also, a reminder that applicants must discuss their Butine proposals with their respective deans (and chairs for CAS applicants) before submitting an application. Contact Diane Sotak, email@example.com, with questions.
Teaching & Scholarship
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship (TAS) has determined award recipients for the Butine Faculty Development Fund Fall cycle, according to committee chair Diane Sotak, library. Butine award recipients are:
- Lauren Berger, RISE-UPPP: Research Involving the Systematic Evaluation of an Underrepresented Psychologists Pipeline Program ($5000)
- Itzel Cruz Megchun, Design competencies futures ($3700)
- Katie Danielson, Literacy Research Association Conference, Virtual, December 2-5th ($400)
- Alexa Dare, Intimate Relations: Communicating (in) the Anthropocene ($2000)
- Eli Goldwyn, Mathematical Models of the Opioid Epidemic ($3000)
- Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, International Congress of Americanists (ICA 2021), Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, July 19-23, 2020 ($2000) and Germany Unveiled: Muslim Refugee Women Encounter Twenty Years of Headscarf Debates –a critical look at Germany’s integration system ($3000)
- Rebekah Hanson, Researching and Performing Orchestral Works by BIPOC and Women Composers ($4146)
- Kevin Jones, Poetry Power: Pilot Test of a Brief Therapeutic Poetry Writing Intervention for Youth who have Experienced Trauma ($4,845)
- Deirdre Katz, Exploring Transgenerational Prosociality with Neuroendocrine markers: Acute Reactivity of Cortisol in Nursing Mothers ($5000)
- Jakob Kotas, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, June 24-26, 2021 ($2000)
- Don Norton, Jazz Quartet Tour and Album Recording ($5000)
- Sarina Saturn, Exploring Transgenerational Prosociality with Neuroendocrine Markers: Acute Reactivity of Oxytocin in Nursing Mothers ($5000)
- Stephanie Sideras, Exploring the effect of mindfulness on the development of clinical reasoning in undergraduate nursing students ($3411)
- Buck Taylor, Pre-tenure grant opportunities in chemistry ($3000)
- Christine Weilhoefer, Nutrient limitation of primary production in rivers along an urban to rural gradient in Shiga Prefecture, Japan ($5000)
For more information, please contact Sotak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application forms are available in two formats: online as Dynamic Forms or as Word documents. Choose the format that works best for you. Please note that applicants must discuss their Butine proposals with their respective deans (and chairs, for CAS applicants) before submitting an application.
TAS will host two Q&A sessions in Zoom about the application process on Wednesday, September 16, 9-10 a.m. and Friday, September 18, 3-4 p.m. You can also contact Diane Sotak, email@example.com, with questions.
VanDeGrift’s students express appreciation for the care she takes to create a positive learning environment tuned to their needs, and the lengths she goes to help them discern their interests and connect content to “real life” applications. Comments such as the following are indicative of the types of responses in her course evaluations: “Dr. VanDeGrift always has some way of teaching that always stays with the student. She upholds participation in a manner that isn’t filled with pressure which can be a really comfortable classroom experience. It was easy to learn hard topics thanks to the schedule and strategies used in this course.” Another colleague writes that, “She cares that her students not only learn computer science, but that all students learn and learn to be computer scientists with an understanding of their broader role in society.”
Education is also a key theme in VanDeGrift’s research, where she has made valuable contributions to her profession. She has over fifty peer-reviewed publications; many of these are related to computer science education and engineering education, including topics of student advising, retention, and diversity.
Please join in congratulating Tammy VanDeGrift on this latest honor!
She has authored an impressive number of publications during her career including over 80 peer-reviewed journals, conference papers, and technical reports, as well as giving numerous presentations. She has also been a principal investigator for major grants which have benefited STEM education at UP. She is a co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant, “Creating a Culture of Evidence-Based Teaching and Reflection,” which led to the development of observation protocols that are being tested and implemented by UP faculty to improve teaching practice. Most recently this work led to a year as a visiting Fulbright Canada Research Chair in STEM Education at the University of Calgary.
Please join in congratulating Heather Dillon on this latest honor.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship (TAS) has determined award recipients for the 2019-2020 Butine Faculty Development Fund Spring cycle, according to committee chair Hannah Highlander, mathematics. Butine award recipients are:
- Alexa Dare, $2000, “Streams Transformative Environmental Humanities Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, August 5-8, 2020.”
- Vail Fletcher, $1890, “North American Association for Critical Animal Studies Conference (NAACAS), University of British Columbia, Kelowna, May 27-29th, 2020”
- Eli Goldwyn, $1990, “18th Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease meeting in Montpellier, France. June 14-17.”
- Amber Vermeesch, $2000, “American College of Medicine’s 67th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 26-30, 2020.”
- Cara Hersh, $616, “New Chaucer Society 2020 Congress, Durham, UK, July 12-17, 2020”
- Jakob Kotas, $2000, “Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, June 25-27, 2020”
- Deirdre Katz, $1350, “International Mind, Brain, and Education Society Biennial Conference Montreal, Canada, May 18-20, 2020”
- Ian Parkman, $2000, “Design Management Institute (DMI)‚ AI Academic Design Management Conference 2020, Toronto, CA, Aug, 5-6, 2020”
- Angela Hoffman, $1330, “Natural product research for spring 2020 sabbatical”
- Kathleen Bieryla, $2000, “2020 ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Annual Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 21-24, 2020”
- Simon Aihiokhai, $2000, “Catholic Theological society of America, Baltimore, MD June 11-14, 2020”
- Tara Prestholdt, $1800, “The effects of EÑSO (El Niño Southern Oscillations) on marine bio diversity and abundance”
For more information, contact Highlander at x7162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship is excited to announce this year’s Faculty Development Day theme, “A Globalized Curriculum: Frameworks for Respectful Engagement with People from Diverse Religious and Secular Traditions.” See below for a detailed description of the day’s theme. The morning keynote address and several late morning sessions will be centered around this theme. The remaining sessions, most of which will occur in the afternoon, are then open to a variety of topics, which may or may relate to the overall theme.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship is now accepting proposals from faculty who would like to organize 45-minute sessions on a topic of your choice. Please send your suggestions/requests to committee chair Hannah Highlander (email@example.com) no later than Friday, March 27. In your request, please include a title and abstract. If you have any other preferences or special needs, please include those as well. The committee will make every effort to accommodate requests.
More information about the theme for the day:
As faculty members at the University of Portland prepare students to respond to the needs of an interconnected world, it is essential to navigate the terrain of increasingly globalized and diverse identities. Students come from a wide array of backgrounds and intersectional identities while faculty members, many of whom still are part of dominant groups, are faced with the opportunity to learn about their students, de-colonize their curricula, and teach in culturally responsive/relevant ways. Inclusion matters, and more work can be done on campus in exploring multiple faith-based and secular traditions. Given that our student, staff, and faculty populations identify with the breadth of religious and secular traditions, it is imperative for us to begin to incorporate religious and secular worldviews in our inclusion work. Our students, and indeed our faculty and staff, need to learn to communicate with those whose identities are embedded within different political, cultural, and religious or secular worldviews. Engagement with multiple perspectives is the hallmark of an educated person, and understanding how both religious and secular beliefs influence culture, domestic and foreign policy, and our own disciplinary perspectives is a critical undertaking. The keynote and workshops are designed to begin the dialogue that is necessary for better understanding our various systems of belief and how they influence our worldviews and our actions on and off campus.
This FDD theme seeks to build on that strength and uphold the core mission by exploring two essential intersecting realities that universities face today in the area of encountering those of different belief systems and worldviews. One is the issue of globalization and diversities, whether in the context of religion, secular belief, or culture, and the second has to do with how a globalized classroom functions today that brings to bear religious, secular, and cultural diversities in the formulation and delivery of the curriculum.
Christin Hancock, history, and Aaron Wootton, mathematics, the 2019 Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Scholarship recipients, will share their thoughts in a joint session on Wednesday, February 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Clark Library classroom (room 211). Hancock’s talk is titled “Teaching about the past with an eye on the (feminist) future,” and Wootton’s talk is titled “So, you’re a mathematician. What on Earth do you do?”
All staff and faculty are invited to attend and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Teaching and Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship is now accepting faculty nominations for the 2019-2020 Teaching Award and Scholarship Award. These awards are an opportunity for the University community to recognize and celebrate two of its own for outstanding achievements in teaching and scholarship. The committee will accept nominations until noon on Friday, January 24.
Nominations should be submitted to the Committee’s Moodle site. Submission of supporting materials by nominees will be due by noon on Friday, March 13. Visit the Academic Senate resources pages for information regarding the nomination process, award criteria, and supporting materials that will be needed by the committee. Contact Hannah Highlander at email@example.com for more information.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship welcomes proposals to lead sessions on Faculty Development Day, May 5, 2020, around a particular theme. Interested faculty should submit a 1-2 page proposal identifying the keynote speaker and breakout panels for session one of Faculty Development Day. Sessions later in the day may remain open as opportunities for various and distinct panels proposed by faculty across campus.
If you are interested in putting forward a central theme for the keynote and session one please send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31. Contact Hannah Highlander at email@example.com for more information.