3 parking spots to the North of the Gilbert Hall loading dock will be closed on Wednesday, December 27th, to accommodate a tree removal. The Grounds Keepers apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
- Preparing Postdocs for Undergraduate Faculty Careers in Chemistry
ACS 6th Postdoc to PUI Professor (P3) workshop
This two-day workshop is for postdoctoral fellows that are interested in a faculty position in the chemical sciences at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI). This event will be hosted by the University of San Diego in San Diego, CA from April 20 to 21, 2018.
Free registration is available from early December 2017, if selected, housing and all on-site meals will be provided.
- Free professional development resources from ACS
The George Mason University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track-faculty position in inorganic/materials chemistry beginning Fall 2018. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Oregon State University honors outstanding contributions and performance through several major awards. OSU has a highly qualified faculty, and we depend upon you to facilitate nominations for these awards.
The nominations deadline for the following awards is March 17, 2018:
- Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
- Faculty Innovator Award
- Industry Partnering Award
- International Service Award
- D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
- OSU Academic Advising Award
- OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
- OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
- OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship
- OSU Outreach and Engagement Award
- OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
- Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
- Promising Scholar Award
- Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
- Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award
- Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award
Eligibility and nomination information for these awards, which will be presented at University Day September 11, 2018, can be found on the web at:http://senate.oregonstate.edu/individual-awards.
Guidelines for Faculty Senate Award Nomination Packets is online athttp://senate.oregonstate.edu/sites/senate.oregonstate.edu/files/guidelinesfacultysenateawardnominationpackets.pdf.
Note: The nomination solicitation is being distributed now since some units elect to work on nominations during the break. The formal solicitation will be distributed in January.
An Awards Summary Table at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/nomination-awards includes not only the above awards, but other awards for which faculty are eligible.
I know that some groups have gotten reminders recently regarding the required FERPA form for letters of recommendation. It is probably a good reminder for all of us. Note that these regulations are cover currently registered OSU students.
FERPA releases are MANDATORY for writing letters of recommendation for students. The mandatory FERPA form is attached and must be completed by the student. These can be kept within a departments central office for general use, in NOLIJ with the students records, and or by an individual.
It is also against FERPA policy to communicate official OSU business with students via personal email addresses, as personal email is not sufficiently secure to protect students’ information.
General FERPA Federal policies can be found at: http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/privacy-records
OSU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences), is currently seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for our 13th annual Career Wardrobe event, which will be held Feb. 8, 2018 in the MU Ballroom open to all OSU students. The annual Career Wardrobe event helps all OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Current donation drop off locations are 158 or 147 Strand Agricultural Hall (STAG) and OSU Career Development Center located at B008 Kerr on campus. The Beaver Store in Portland is also a donation center which is located at 538 SW 6th Ave.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has invited OSU to submit up to 2 nominees as candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellowship. The focus of the fellowship is on early stage invention that will “create new tools, technologies, processes, or approaches with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s three main areas of interest: scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.” This is a great opportunity for an early-career inventor at OSU, with the fellowship providing $600,000 to the fellow and $75,000 to OSU for administrative overhead over 3 years. In addition, GBMF requires that OSU commit $150,000 ($50,000 per year for 3 years) to support the fellow’s research. To apply, click on this LINK(http://research.oregonstate.edu/office-research-development/program/gordon-and-betty-moore-foundation-moore-inventor-fellows). Email contact– firstname.lastname@example.org