The Scholarly Activity Portal is always live and ready for faculty input on PilotsUP under the “Academics” menu or you can go there directly via this link. The data obtained via the portal is used to populate A Community of Scholars (published annually by the Provost’s office) and annual self-evaluations.
Faculty members interested in offering an Honors Program reading course during the next academic year are invited to send a course proposal to program director John Orr by February 1. Honors students, in their junior and senior years, take two one-credit readings courses. Courses are limited to 15 students and are offered pass/no pass. Team-taught courses are particularly welcome. Proposals should include a course title and brief description.
For more information, or to submit a proposal, contact Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty members are invited to serve as Honors Program mentors. Faculty mentors assist with selecting the incoming honors class, are assigned two incoming honors student mentees, and are encouraged to meet with them on a regular basis during the students’ first two years at the University.
Those who would like to learn more about being a mentor for fall 2021 are asked to contact John Orr (email@example.com).
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers hundreds of awards each year to teach, research and conduct professional projects internationally. University faculty members and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent scholars are all eligible to apply. Awards vary in duration from two weeks for the International Education Administrator programs to a year for some research and teaching placements. View the Awards Catalog to determine if there is a good fit for your professional interests.
All eligibility criteria must be met at the time of grant application. Basic eligibility criteria are included below, but specific countries may have additional requirements.
- U.S. citizenship
- Two years since the date of completion of a prior Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant
- Residing outside the U.S. for no more than one year in the six-year period preceding application submission
- Generally, a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree is required
- Foreign language proficiency may be required depending on the country, type of grant activity (teaching or research), and the nature of the proposed project. English is sufficient for teaching activities in many areas of the world.
Contact John Orr, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you plan to submit an application this year.
Faculty members are reminded to load their scholarly activity on the portal in PilotsUP by May 31, 2020. Data obtained through the portal will be used to populate A Community of Scholars, published by the provost’s office. Faculty members use their school’s report on the home tab of the Scholarly Activity Portal to send the data to their respective deans as a part of annual self-evaluation.
You can find the link to the Scholarly Activity Portal in the Academic menu of PilotsUP or you can go directly to this link.
The Scholarly Activity Portal will retain the “Pilots Classic” look until July 2020, when it will fully transition the new PilotsUP. You will have to enter your username and password to login to the Scholarly Activity Portal until July 2020.
John Orr of the undergraduate scholarly engagement office is pleased to report that 10 UP students from the Class of 2020 were named as Fulbright U.S. Student Program Finalists and offered awards to teach English abroad. It is hoped that Fulbright recipients will be able to travel to their programs in fall 2020; the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has instituted a temporary pause of all Bureau of ECA-funded international exchange programs, including Fulbright.
UP finalists include:
- Erick Berrelleza, Mexico
- Travis Bigelow, Mexico
- Joshua Bode, Mexico
- Isabel Cortens, Argentina
- Autumn Fluetsch, Luxembourg
- Athena Hills, Germany
- Surabhi Joglekar, Taiwan
- Preston Korst, Bulgaria
- Amanda Mosler, Colombia
- Joanne Tran, Taiwan
The United States Fulbright program began in 1946 after World War II to “assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic and peaceful relations between the United States and other countries of the world” through the exchange of students, scholars and professionals. The program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
For more information contact Orr at email@example.com.
Students applying for these awards must have a University endorsement and formally express their intent to apply by early April. Students will be contacted and given assistance in starting the application process, will participate in campus interviews in late April, and will continue to receive support over the summer so their files can be finalized at the start of the fall semester.
For more information or to pass along names, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call x7857.
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The provost’s office would like to remind all faculty members who will be conducting collaborative research with undergraduates this semester that the Deans Council has approved a uniform, University-wide protocol for all undergraduate research projects. A list of the items required each semester as part of the protocol can always be found in the Undergraduate Research section of the PilotsUP Forms page by following this link. The same information is listed below. Any student receiving a stipend or credit for an undergraduate research project at UP is expected to complete the protocol and faculty members are responsible for informing students of this expectation.
- Learning Agreement: This form is completed by both the faculty member and student and needs to be completed only once for each project. The faculty member must complete their portion of this online form first and the student will be sent an email notifying them to complete their portion.
- Responsible Conduct in Research Training: New users will need to create a CITI account and affiliate with University of Portland during the registration process to access the course. After creating an account the user must select the appropriate Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) course from the UP course selection menu. Both faculty members and students must complete CITIs RCR course, if they have not done so at a previous time.
- Pre-Experience Survey: To be completed by the student during the first week of the project. Only one Pre-Experience Survey is needed for the duration of the project, even if it spans multiple semesters.
- Post-Experience Survey: To be completed by the student during the last week of the project each semester.
- Post-Experience Evaluation: To be completed by the faculty member at the conclusion of the project each semester.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact John Orr (email@example.com) in the Office of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement.
The Scholarly Activity Portal is always live and ready for faculty input on PilotsUP under the “Academics” menu. The data obtained via the portal is used to populate A Community of Scholars (published annually by the Provost’s office), the Clark Library’s annual celebration of UP authors, and annual self-evaluations. Faculty members will send a report from their portal to their respective deans as a part of the annual self-evaluation process, and they can also use the data entered to develop their personal curriculum vitae.
You can find the link to the Scholarly Activity Portal in the Academic menu of PilotsUP or you can go directly here. You will have to enter your username and password to login to the Scholarly Activity Portal until it moves from PilotsClassic to the new portal.