The planning process for Fall 2019 new student Orientation programs and activities is underway, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Any suggestions, recommendations, proposals, requests, or other “we should really do that!” ideas will be gratefully accepted by Koffler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Cara Hersh, College of Arts and Sciences (email@example.com), or Shazib Vijlee, Shiley School of Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday, March 1
The planning process for Fall 2018 new student Orientation programs and activities is underway, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Any suggestions, recommendations, proposals, requests, or other “we should really do that!” ideas will be gratefully accepted by Koffler (email@example.com), Cara Hersh, College of Arts and Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Shazib Vijlee, Shiley School of Engineering (email@example.com), by Thursday, March 1.
As part of its mission to foster faculty development and engagement, SOPHIA cordially invites all faculty to participate in its first annual book discussion. Participants will receive a free copy of our text selection, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy and will convene on Thursday, January 12, at 10:30 a.m., in the Bauccio Commons Terrace Room. Come enjoy coffee and morning snacks together and discuss the premises and provocations of this book.
In approximately 90 pages, The Slow Professor encourages faculty to apply theories of the “slow movement” to academia. Covering topics such as the corporatization of universities, effective work-life balance, and “deliberation over acceleration” both in the classroom and scholarship habits, it promises to foster an engaging and productive discussion.
If you are interested in receiving a free copy of the text and participating in the discussion, contact Cara Hersh at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 2. Due to SOPHIA’s budget, we ask that you only request a book if you plan on participating in the discussion. You will receive The Slow Professor in campus mail and we look forward to seeing you in January.
Our thanks go to provost Tom Greene and dean Michael Andrews for co-sponsoring this event.
The University’s Writing Center (part of the Learning Resource Center in Franz 120) will begin assisting students from now through finals week, and will be open every day except Saturdays, according to director Cara Hersh, English. Students can learn about the center and locate its online schedule at www.up.edu/lrc/writing/.
Professors who would like to familiarize students with the center and what it has to offer them can do so by e-mailing the hotline at email@example.com. A Writing Center assistant can visit classrooms to give a 5-10 minute presentation. Students can also use the hotline e-mail address t0 make appointments outside established slots if the need arises.
To foster student writing integrity at UP, consider using the Turnitin function through class Moodle pages. Instructions for using this paper-authentication software can be found at http://tinyurl.com/lm88xsj.
All students need to possess a common writing handbook (The Wadsworth Pocket Handbook 6th ed.) since it is required in their two writing-embedded courses. It helps keep the campus on the same page when it comes to grammar, punctuation, citation styles, and basic expectations for essay writing across the University. Faculty who need a desk copy can contact Hersh at 7262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cara Hersh has replaced Lars Larson as the University Integrated Writing Program director. For questions regarding the Writing Center, the campus writing handbook (The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook, 6th ed.), Turnitin.com, or other campus resources for writing assignments, contact Hersh at email@example.com.
The Integrated Writing Center (in Franz 120, the Learning Resource Center) is available to Summer Session II students as a resource for writing assignments. In contrast with regular semesters, where students make appointments via an online schedule, summer appointments are made via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org on an as-needed basis. Summer writing assistants are Megan Lester, Sara McCrohan, Erin Savoia, and Andrea Turel. See the Writing Center website at www.up.edu/lrc/writing/ for information about UP writing resources. For questions contact Cara Hersh at email@example.com.