This week, the Office of the Provost is pleased to introduce two more of our new faculty members to the P community:
- Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, visiting assistant professor of political science
- Emma Smith, instructor, School of Nursing
Visit the 2018 New Faculty Profiles page and get to know all our new faculty members.
Elise Moentmann, associate dean for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to the position of associate provost, according to Thom Greene, provost. She will oversee all activities related to the development and enforcement of academic regulations, hear all academic appeals, manage the Academic Standing Committee, coordinate the annual development of the University Bulletin, supervise summer school, serve as academic liaison to Early Alert and BITA, manage the course evaluation process, facilitate associate deans’ meetings, and process all adjunct employment contracts among other duties as assigned. She will supervise the Shepard Academic Resource Center, the provost’s athletic advisor, and facilitate other various standing committees. She will share responsibilities with the provost for core curriculum revitalization, new faculty orientation/academy, and University accreditation. She will also serve on the President’s Leadership Cabinet and the Provost’s Council.
A transition period from CAS to the Office of the Provost is planned. The appointment is effective July 1, 2018. Please congratulate Elise Moentmann on her new role on campus.
The following faculty members have announced their retirement at the conclusion of the spring 2018 semester, according to Kathleen Staten, provost’s office:
- Peter Thacker, education
- Rich Christen, education
- Khalid Khan, engineering
- Tisha Morrell, education
- Joane Moceri, nursing
- Mallie Kozy, nursing
- Susan Stillwell, nursing
- Karen Cameron, nursing
- Michael Connolly, performing and fine arts.
A ceremony and reception for all 2018 retirees will take place on Wednesday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons board room. PLEASE NOTE: This is a corrected version of the article sent earlier this morning. The upbeat editor regrets the errors in the original post. For more information contact Staten at x7105 or email@example.com.
University offices will be closed and no classes will be held on Friday, March 30, in observance of Good Friday, according to Tom Greene, provost. The closing actually begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29; no classes should continue beyond that time, and other events, apart from those connected with the religious observance of Holy Week, should not be scheduled from that time through Monday, April 2.
Even though classes are not scheduled for Easter Monday, University offices will be open as usual.
The early closing on Holy Thursday is intended to allow students, faculty, and staff to attend the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, which will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 4:30 p.m.
The University’s custom of closing on Good Friday is in acknowledgment of the special religious character of the day. In Catholic tradition, Good Friday has always been recognized as one of three important days (the Sacred Triduum) of religious observance: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
For more information contact the provost’s office at 7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entire University community is invited to take part in the fourth annual ReadUP event, according to Thomas Greene, provost. This year’s selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, who will speak on February 26 as a guest of the Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series. Skloot’s 2010 book was a number one New York Times bestseller and was featured on more than 60 critics’ “best of the year” lists. It was the 2011 winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine.
To order a free copy, use this link. Orders will be taken through Friday, November 3. Books can be picked up by faculty and staff from the Clark Library starting Monday, November 13.
The “One Book Together” series is a campus-wide common reading program aimed at bringing students, faculty, and staff together. Book discussions will be facilitated by Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., in early 2018. More information regarding book discussions and other highlights can be found at up.edu/readup.
The University of Portland is committed to helping students find undergraduate research opportunities and in December 2016 adopted a resource that connects students to over 10,000 student conferences, journals, research, and funding opportunities. The Student Opportunity Center is free to UP community members, easy to use, and customizable to student interests. All faculty are requested to encourage their students to sign up; opportunities exist for all majors.
Students can use their up.edu email accounts to sign up at this link. This short YouTube tutorial provides information about the Student Opportunity Center. Students can contact email@example.com if they have any issues setting up their accounts.
Faculty members are reminded to load their scholarly activity on the portal in PilotsUP. Data obtained through the portal will be used to populate A Community of Scholars, published by the provost’s office. That data will also be used for the Clark Library’s annual celebration of UP authors. 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.
The Provost’s office would like to remind all faculty members conducting collaborative research with undergraduates this summer that the Deans Council 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. 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.
Undergraduate Research Protocol
Learning Agreement – This form is completed by both the faculty member and student. The faculty member must complete their portion of this online form first.
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 CITI’s 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 semester.
Post-Experience Survey – To be completed by the student during the last week of the semester.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact John Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement.