FIS Policy 411-08 Receipt Requirements has been revised to provide clarity and improve the efficiency of processing travel reimbursements. This revised policy will now only require receipts for travel-related expenses over $75, other than those items specifically listed in the policy.  This policy is now a section of Fiscal Policy – Rule 03-140-407 Travel Reimbursements, and can be access on the FPP website by clicking on that link.

If you are an advanced online faculty member or Ecampus advisor, take part in 30-minute virtual seminars over lunch where you can learn about, discuss and consider practical applications for emerging strategies and ideas in online education. Seminars run on Wednesdays from 12:15-12:45 p.m., and the first session on Jan. 23 will cover “Brain Science, Neuromyths, and Online Learning.”  Registration required to obtain the web-conference link.

The University of Chicago’s Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science chapter (UC SACNAS) invites you and your students to attend the 2nd Annual Midwest Regional SACNAS Conference. The chosen theme, Identity and Inclusion in STEM: Empowering Across Boundaries, is intended to celebrate and support the continued success of diverse scientists from all disciplines and professional stages. We ask that you share this information with current undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students who you think might benefit from attending this event.

The event will take place at the University of Chicago on Saturday April 6, 2019.

The conference will feature a notable diversity in STEM advocate as a keynote speaker, several personal and professional development workshops, and research presentations from students in the forms of a poster session and short research talks. There will additionally be recruiters from multiple institutions to discuss graduate school opportunities with attendees.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students and professionals alike, featuring professional development opportunities; a platform to present and discuss cutting-edge research; a tight-knit network of faculty, professionals, and students; opportunities to meet representatives from leading institutions in many fields; and a place to gain a deeper understanding of diverse experiences in STEM.

Registration is now open and the deadline to register is March 1, 2019.

If your students would like their research poster or talk to be considered for a presentation, the deadline for abstract submissions is February 15th, 2019.

For more information on the symposium location, scheduling, and how to volunteer or get involved, please visit our website and RSVP to our Facebook Event. To register to attend the event, please click here.

If you require additional information or have any questions, please email us at

Best wishes,
The UChicago SACNAS Team

Juan Manuel Vazquez                Christian Porras                   Meghan O’Connell
Graduate President                    Undergraduate President      Secretary

Lauren Blake                              Gabi Basel                            Jay Pittman
Treasurer                                    Operations Manager             Business Manager

Sena Agawu
UC SACNAS Staff Advisor

Register now for Winter and Spring search advocate workshops.  Search advocates are external members of search committees who serve as process advisers to advance diversity, validity, and equity in OSU search and selection.  You can become a search advocate by completing the foundational two-part workshop series. Topics include current research, theory, and practical strategies to help search committee members test their thinking, address complex process concerns, improve search validity and equity, understand and promote diversity, mitigate conflicts of interest, and anticipate/help address a variety of potential bias risks. For more information, see or contact Anne Gillies.

Save the Date
and Call for Proposals

Provost Ed Feser invites you to take part in this daylong summit dedicated to student success

Oregon State University 
Undergraduate Student Success Summit

Thursday, March 7
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Memorial Union, Corvallis Campus

Learn how you can support and engage with undergraduate students, and share your own research, discoveries, innovations and interventions that bolster student success at the 2019 Undergraduate Student Success Summit. The summit will focus on the priority areas identified in the USSI Report, with an emphasis on supporting students’ transition to Oregon State University.

The summit will make the greatest impact when we hear from faculty and staff who are positively influencing student success. Presenters may give a five- to seven-minute talk, present for a 45-minute session or showcase work on a poster. You can also get involved by facilitating a small group discussion. Please submit
your proposal
 by Jan. 28.

Event registration details to follow. Email Jen Humphreys with questions.

Has one of your students done an outstanding research paper or project that used library resources? Then they could receive a $1,000 scholarship from OSU Libraries for submitting their project or paper along with other submission materials by Jan. 31. Tell your worthy undergraduate students about this opportunity. More info is at

There is still time to be a part of Science Pro. Our innovative career exploration event could be the investment you need in your future.

Science Pro is a unique event designed specifically for science and math students. And it’s free help. It’s on Monday, January 14, and promises to be a fantastic half-day to explore your career options, broaden your network, and get the competitive edge to get where you want to go.

This is a meaningful afternoon of making real connections. Join us for any of the afternoon sessions including a career pathway lunch, career panel, mini employer info sessions and undergraduate showcase. Whether you are unsure about what you want to do or if you have decided your career path in elementary school, this is an advantageous opportunity for everyone.

Check out the employers that are coming, including Genentech, Thermo Scientific, the Institute for Applied Ecology, and more! Science Pro can help you maximize the return on your investment in college and start making connections that can launch your career, help you get the internships and experiences you want or set you on an inspiring new path. Build your own professional community and forge your own path to success.

Space is filling up, so you must register for Science Pro by Wednesday to attend. Come for an hour or stay for the afternoon.