Faculty, staff and students who are interested in learning more about CISGO’s diversity, inclusion, and internationalization seed grants are invited to attend their session during International Education Week. The session takes place on Tuesday, November 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Terrace Room. A group of 2019-2020 grant recipients will share their projects and discuss the ways in which their funding can (or did, or will) infuse a greater sense of internationalization, diversity and inclusion into the University community. Refreshments will be served.
CISGO wants faculty to know about an exciting opportunity to develop and lead a course that includes an embedded travel component, according to CISGO chair Lisa Reed, business. The Provost Council recently approved Guidelines for Courses with Embedded Travel Components and a Proposal Form to guide faculty in preparing proposals for these types of courses.
CISGO is accepting proposals for courses to be offered in spring 2021 (deadline for proposal submissions is January 13, 2020) and fall 2021 (deadline for proposal submissions is September 1, 2020). Questions? Please contact Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org); Eddie Contreras, assistant provost for international, diversity, and inclusion (email@example.com); or studies abroad director Kallan Picha (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The latest edition of the CISGO Newsletter is available now at this link, according to Lisa Reed, business. It contains information on the current Collaborative for International Studies & Global Outreach Executive Board, the Kate Regan Faculty Development Grant program (our dear Kate pictured), the newly launched World Citizen Certificate Program, and International Education Week.
The University of Portland 2018-2019 Faculty Awards were presented on Tuesday, May 7, at the Faculty Awards Dinner, with the following results:
- The James Culligan Award, established in 1953 in memory of a dedicated servant of the University and presented annually to a faculty member in recognition of distinguished service, was presented to Sr. Angela Hoffman, OSB, chemistry. Winners of the Culligan Award wear the medal with their academic regalia, as a sign of the University’s highest faculty honor. Sr. Hoffman’s citation includes “With deep respect and great admiration, we recognize a professor whose tireless efforts to lessen the suffering of people stricken with cancer are nothing short of heroic. A research chemist, distinguished teacher and mentor, and consecrated religious, this professor has long exemplified the ideals and mission and holy work of our University.”
- The Deans’ Award for Faculty Leadership, presented annually to a tenured faculty member who exemplifies, in an extraordinary way, the qualities of teaching and scholarship described in the University’s Articles of Administration for appointment, advancement in rank, and tenure, was presented to Lisa Reed, Pamplin School of Business.
- The Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching, presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who is a particular exemplar of the University’s commitment to superb teaching, was presented to Christin Hancock, history.
- The Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who presents unusually significant and meritorious achievement in professional scholarship during the past two academic years, and whose work substantively enhances the effectiveness of his or her classroom teaching, was presented to Aaron Wootton, mathematics.
- The Faculty Award for Outstanding Service, presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who is an exemplar of the University’s commitment to service, was presented to Bill Barnes, Pamplin School of Business.
Sr. Carol Dempsey, OP, theology; Larry Larsen, performing and fine arts; and Norah Martin, philosophy, each received the Christie Award as well.
For more information contact the provost’s office at x7105 or email@example.com.
The Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) invites all to attend this year’s graduating Sojourner Scholars’ portfolio presentations on Founders’ Day, Tuesday, April 9. Presentations will take place in Franz Hall room 026, 10:15 to 11:05 a.m.
Each Sojourner Scholar must submit a portfolio that they use to document their competencies in the Sojourner level Global and Intercultural Learning Outcomes (GILOs). The portfolio is a collection of student work that has been compiled over time that uses learning artifacts (e.g. classroom assignments, journal reflections, photographs, etc.) to demonstrate concrete examples of learning.
For more information contact Lisa Reed, business, at x7224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the Thursday, February 28 CISGO event planned for recipients of a 2018 Diversity, Inclusion and Internationalization Grant to present their projects has been cancelled due to teaching and travel conflicts for participants. For more information, contact Eduardo Contreras (email@example.com) assistant provost for international education, diversity, and inclusion, or Lisa Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org), associate dean of undergraduate programs and global initiatives for the Pamplin School of Business.
The Teaching & Learning Collaborative invites all faculty to a brownbag conversation in the Murphy Room from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday February 13, exploring the topic “When Students Stop Showing Up.” Gina Loschiavo (Care Team coordinator) and Brenda Greiner (SARC director) will highlight campus resources that enable faculty to keep being faculty when a student stops attending a class; CAS associate dean Andrew Downs, Pamplin School of Business associate dean Lisa Reed, and English professor Molly Hiro will offer faculty members’ perspectives on this thorny issue. Convivial, frank conversation will round out the session. For more information, contact Karen Eifler (email@example.com).
In support of Vision 2020 and the University of Portland mission, the Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) will continue the University-wide efforts to infuse a greater sense of internationalization and diversity into the UP community. Faculty and professional staff are invited to submit a grant proposal to advance diversity and inclusion on campus. Grants are available for the following purposes:
- Course/program enhancement to include diverse perspectives, global and intercultural learning outcomes, and other inclusive pedagogies
- Research or an international issue or topic pertaining to equity, diversity, inclusion
- Diversity/Inclusion/Global Learning/Intercultural Awareness Training.
An additional pool of money will be available for students seeking seed grants from CISGO.
The new deadline for grant applications is Friday, April 12. For more details (and the application form) use this link.
Questions? Email Eduardo Contreras (firstname.lastname@example.org), assistant provost for international education, diversity, and inclusion and CISGO Executive Board member; or CISGO chair Lisa Reed (email@example.com), associate dean of undergraduate programs and global initiatives, Pamplin School of Business.
The Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) Executive Committee invites faculty and staff to attend listening sessions to give their thoughts and input into potential global learning outcomes which have been drafted by a CISGO subcommittee. The sessions will take place on Tuesday, March 17, from 4 to 5 p.m., in Franz Hall room 111, and Wednesday, March 18, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., in Franz 111. A listening session for students will take place on Thursday, March 19, from 7 to 8 p.m., with free pizza served.
An invitation and draft of the potential learning outcomes for global learning are available at this link: http://tinyurl.com/p7zwr45.
The Writing Resource Center and Teaching and Learning Collaborative invite all faculty to a workshop, “Using Peer Review Strategies to Improve Student Writing and Learning,” on Wednesday, April 17, from 4-5 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 319, according to Karen Eifler, education. This will be a hands-on session, with input from panelists Lars Larson, Elayne Shapiro, Lisa Reed, and Karen Eifler, and time for questions, discussion, and practice. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eifler at email@example.com.