The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the third cohort of OSU’s Public Voices Fellowship program

The Public Voices Fellowship is a prestigious national initiative to change who writes history and is a collective investment in changing the demographics of voice at scale. The OpEd Project partners with top universities across the country, with the goal of enabling a more diverse set of thinkers to contribute to important public discourse. Each fellow joins a unique cohort of highest-caliber scholars who are supported by extraordinary resources and training over the course of the Fellowship, including cutting-edge programming, high-level coaching, and access to a prestigious network of journalists and fellows at peer institutions nationwide. Emphasis is on thought leaders who are underrepresented in the public sphere. The fellowship offers an opportunity for faculty to be part of a professional development cohort centering around the impact of public scholarship and advancing thought leadership. 

Program Requirements: Fellows are required to participate fully in three convenings and write at least two opinion pieces (op-eds) through the duration of the program. The first convening will be held over three half-days via Zoom and last two will be in-person on the Corvallis campus. 

KNOWLEDGE CONVENING: October 9th, 10th, and 11th from 10:00am-1:30pm Pacific time(via Zoom)

CONNECTION CONVENING: November 8th from 10:00am-5:00pm Pacific time (in person)

CONTAGION/LEGACY CONVENING: December 6th from 10:00am-5:00pm Pacific time (inperson)

Eligibility: All academic faculty are eligible to apply with the approval of their supervisor. However, this program may be best suited for professorial faculty at the associate or full rank who are interested in expanding their research impact as a public scholar. Twenty fellows will be selected.

Because diversity in the cohort leads to a more dynamic learning environment, we will be considering various forms of diversity in our selection process. We encourage applicationsfrom women, faculty of color, and faculty members who are otherwise underrepresented in their discipline. We also encourage applications from faculty whose scholarship aligns with one or more of the OpEd Project’s pillars/core areas of focus and/or the goals of OSU’s new strategic plan, Prosperity Widely Shared

Funding and Support: The cost per fellow is $4,000. OFA will provide a 50% match thus reducing the cost to $2,000 per fellow. The balance of the cost should be supported through academic units, colleges, or professional development funds. Unit heads should work with fellows to adjust their fall workload in ways that will allow them to fully participate in the program. 

Learn More about Public Scholarship: OFA is sponsoring a webinar focused on engaging in public scholarship on February 6th from 10:00am-11:00am via Zoom. Faculty members who are interested in the Public Voices Fellowship Program are encouraged to participate. Register here.

Application deadline is Friday, March 8, 2024

Complete your application here.

Please contact Gloria Crisp (gloria.crisp@oregonstate.edu), Associate Vice Provost for FacultyAffairs, with questions.

The Office of Faculty Affairs is offering promotion and tenure workshops during the month of February. This year the sessions are tailored toward specific academic ranks. Information and Zoom links are available on the 2023-24 Academic Faculty Workshops page. Workshops will not be recorded, but PowerPoint presentation will be available online at a later date. Questions can be directed to Sara Daly.

Wondering how to foster a sense of belonging for the students you teach? See Angelique Pearson’s new two-part series, “Behind the Buzzword: Creating Belonging for Online Students,” Part 1 and Part 2. Helping students build strong connections with the university, other students, support staff and teaching faculty supports learner success.

On December 8, 2023, Provost Feser announced the establishment of two groups AI@OSU Advisory Group and the AI@OSU Coordinating Team to facilitate the development of an institutional Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy, the coordination of work, and the sharing of information, aligning with OSU’s new strategic plan Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan

On January 26th, we invited you to submit a 1-page Concept Paper at this SUBMIT LINKby the deadline of March 15, 2024. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted your ideas. We strongly encourage the OSU community to continue to submit innovative ideas by the deadline. 

We now invite all faculty, staff and students who have expertise in Artificial Intelligence in any one of the four domains: AI Education, AI Economy, AI Knowledge and Powered by AI (see description and vision in the link to self-nominate below), to engage with us in developing a first draft for Oregon State University’s AI action plan.

To respond to this call, any faculty, staff or student with AI expertise can self-nominate to be selected as an AI Strategic Partner. Please fill out the form below to let us know details about yourself and a brief description of how you are using AI in your work at OSU by March 5, 2024.

Form to Self-Nominate as AI Strategic Partner

You may also submit your concept papers and apply to be considered as an AI Strategic Partner on the  Future AI website. Note: the link to surveys go to a Microsoft Form that requires an ONID account. 

Thank you for your time and efforts on behalf of Oregon State University!

Join NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute (DLI) this February for a series of free, virtual instructor-led workshops providing hands-on experience with GPU-accelerated servers in the cloud to complete end-to-end projects in the areas of Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs). Each of these workshops are led by a DLI Certified Instructor and offer an opportunity to earn an industry-recognized certificate of competency based on assessments to support your career growth. This GenAI/LLM workshop series follows the larger DLI Learning Path for GenAI and LLMs.

North America Workshops (taught in English): 

  • Fundamentals of Deep Learning
    • February 15, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Generative AI With Diffusion Models
    • February 15, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Fundamentals of Deep Learning
    • February 16, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Generative AI With Diffusion Models
    • February 16, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Building Transformer Based Natural Language Processing Applications
    • February 22, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Building Conversational AI Applications
    • February 23, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Model Parallelism: Building and Deploying Large Neural Networks
    • February 28, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Data Parallelism: How to Train Deep Learning Models on Multiple GPUs
    • February 29, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST

We are pleased to announce the launch of a $1.2 million internal seed fund program to advance Oregon State’s strength in transdisciplinary team-based research. Coordinated by the Office for Research Advancement in the Division of Research and Innovation, this program will catalyze progress toward the Oregon State Strategic Plan Prosperity Widely Shared, specifically OSU’s goal to become a university skilled at building transdisciplinary teams focused on big discoveries that drive big solutions.

Seed funding of up to $100,000 per award will support OSU faculty as they build transdisciplinary research efforts toward submission of large extramural proposals. 

Matching investments from colleges and units are required. The funds may support building new transdisciplinary teams, scaling up existing transdisciplinary research efforts, and developing and submitting ambitious large-scale proposals.

Declarations of intent to apply are due on April 15, 2024 and proposals are due on May 15th. We encourage you to review the guidelines carefully and consider how this program can support you and your collaborators in developing powerful solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.  

Sincerely, 

Edward Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President

Irem Tumer

Vice President for Research and Innovation

Division of Research and Innovation and Research Council are now accepting requests for competitive Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) applications to purchase capital equipment through March 29. This session with Office for Research Advancement will outline this internal funding opportunity and answer questions on crafting a competitive proposal. Noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 26 on Zoom. Register here.