The Office of Institutional Diversity is seeking participants for the summer 2023 Dialogue Facilitation Lab.   The organizing topic for the summer 2023 cohort is: Confronting Racism in Higher Education    

The Dialogue Facilitation Lab is a professional learning experience for faculty, staff, and graduate employees looking to grow as a dialogue facilitator and integrate dialogue practices in their professional responsibilities related to teaching, research, leadership, or service.   

Program goals We hope our lab will shape our university by: Raising confidence and capacity of faculty, staff, and graduate employees to facilitate dialogue on topics that are intellectually and emotionally complex.  Dynamically training facilitators to support strategic diversity efforts and respond to emerging community needs. Increasing the occurrence of dialogue in teaching, research, leadership, and service contexts.    

Participant outcomes We intend for participants to develop essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes so they may effectively facilitate DEI related dialogue, including:  Creating space for different perspectives on a contentious topic.  Stimulating complex thinking on a contentious topic. Fostering connection among polarized dialogue participants. Demonstrating patience and understanding. Modeling courage and vulnerability.  Affirming diverse points of view. Establishing confidence and credibility with dialogue participants.  Developing illustrative and relevant examples. Addressing participant questions effectively.   

Program expectations Lab participants are expected to:  Attend weekly lab sessions via Zoom, with no more than one absence.  Actively participate in each lab session.  Co-design and co-facilitate a dialogue experience for at least one lab session.  Complete pre-session tasks including video lectures, readings, and reflection activities.     This summer term, the lab will meet weekly for eleven sessions, Thursdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, June 29th – September 7th.      

Application If you’d like to participate, submit your participation intentions here: Summer 2023 Dialogue Facilitation Lab participant application 

Schedule Application deadline is Friday May 5, 2023 at 5:00pm. Participant selection will be announced the week of May 8, 2023.   

Please reach out if you have any questions.    

Sincerely,    Carina Buzo Tipton, Ed.M.Assistant Director of DEI Education DFL Application:

Biotech company in the mid-Willamette valley, small and 20+ years established, seeks chromatography, synthesis, waste and recycling chemist. The successful candidate will work closely with our lead chemist and our production supervisor.
Primary responsibilities:
Chromatography tasks will be in support of production and research groups and include preparative column chromatography and various analytical chromatography methods, likely including gas chromatography and HPLC.
Familiarity with the chemical principles of separations and purifications will be beneficial. Solutions from production will be fractionated to produce new feedstocks for our processes. Chemical characterizations may involve thin layer chromatography, gas chromatography, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, Karl Fischer titration and other methods as needed.
Synthesis of moieties used to modify Morpholino oligos and preparation of various versions of the oligo synthesis resin will be ongoing periodic tasks.
Understanding chemical hazards and reactivity will be important for the waste management tasks, as well a safety-conscious attitude with intent to protect self and co-workers. The position will require learning the chemical waste handling and disposal laws for the State of Oregon
Overall duties will include:

  • Purifying compounds by column chromatography at various scales;
  • Synthesizing and purifying chemical inputs to our production process;
  • Recycling mixed solvents from our production process by distillation and then dewatering and characterizing fractions for re-use in production; and
  • Learning our hazardous waste compliance program, eventually taking over duties for waste compliance and disposal.
    A Master’s degree in chemistry is required and preferred. Candidate must have the ability to lift 50lb of weight to handle silica, solvents, and equipment. We prefer studies and/or experience in technical writing and recordkeeping. As we are a small company, flexibility in undertaking unexpected tasks, researching and learning new procedures, and working in small groups is important. Must be able to work independently after initial training. This is a full-time position (40 hr/week) paid as salary; some processes might require evening or weekend work, but this time can be recovered as flex time during normal working hours. A medical plan is available.
    Send resume and cover letter to: Attn: Dr. Yongfu Li

The 16th annual Ecampus Faculty Forum will be held May 8-9 at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center and online, and I’m excited to invite you and your college to attend.

The Faculty Forum brings together hundreds of faculty, staff, advisors and administrators for a showcase of Oregon State’s excellence in online teaching and online course development. At next month’s event, we’ll explore the changing landscape of online education and how OSU is prioritizing quality.

Here’s a breakdown of the events. You can view the full agenda online and share the information with others.

May 8 – Pre-conference workshops

  • How to conduct research in online teaching and learning (virtual only)
  • Hot topics for online program leaders (in-person)
  • Building a map for powerful instructor presence (in-person)

May 9 – Faculty Forum panel discussions

OSU faculty members will share their expertise and firsthand experiences in a variety of engaging discussions for in-person attendees and online attendees via Zoom. Sessions will cover topics related to innovative student support and engagement strategies, interactive and custom multimedia content in online courses, academic integrity and more.

Delivered over a complimentary lunch, this year’s keynote address will be given by Dr. Bethany Simunich, the vice president of innovation and research at Quality Matters. The talk will focus on battling burnout through innovation in online education, informed by research and practical application.

Please share these details with the appropriate folks in your college. Thank you, and I hope to see you there.

he Office of URSA is excited to announce that registration for OSU’s 2023 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) is now open! 
Please help us encourage student participation by forwarding this email to your students! CUE is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Students from all academic disciplines, in all years of study, and at all stages of research or creative work are invited to present a research poster on Thursday, May 19, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The deadline for students to register to present at CUE is Monday, May 1, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Details and the registration link are available at
We appreciate your help forwarding this email to others. Questions can be directed to Please mark your calendars to join us for this exciting opportunity to celebrate undergraduate excellence at OSU!

This is the last week to submit nominations for the 2023 Faculty Innovator Award. This award honors an outstanding Oregon State University inventor who has made a contribution leading to commercialization that significantly impacts their field and society. For details and the nomination form please visit the OSU Advantage website: 2023 Faculty Innovator Award. The awardee will receive a $5,000 prize and desktop award. The awardee’s department also will receive $5,000. Nomination deadline is April 14.

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women is currently accepting nominations for the University Mentoring and Professional Development award. This award recognizes any classified, professional faculty or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers, and making available to them opportunities for professional, educational and personal development. Submit your nomination by May 28 to

The OSU Craft Center has a weekly crochet club for OSU students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to find community, learn and engage in a stress-releasing craft. This club is free; the craft center provides a gifted student crochet lead to teach and provide help as well as crochet hooks. Yarn donations are currently being sought from the community. If you have yarn to donate please contact

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women has funding available for groups seeking to engage speakers (virtually or in person) whose message supports PCOSW’s mission of advancing gender equity at OSU. Sponsorship averages $500 depending on the remaining budget and number of requests. To apply, fill out this form by April 25. For more information on PCOSW, visit our website.