Learn about the Affordable Learning Grant

Funding to adapt, adopt or author an open textbook is now available through OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit. An open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license and made available online to be freely used by students, faculty, and members of the public. Faculty teaching on-campus, online or hybrid courses who want to help students save money and create quality learning resources are eligible and invited to apply. All grant recipients will receive assistance from OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit in locating, adopting or authoring zero-cost course materials. The deadline for the proposal is Nov. 30. More information is available on the OERU opportunities webpage.

1.       Oct. 12 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

2.       Oct. 15 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

3.       Oct. 20 – 9-9:45 a.m. PT

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Make your course materials more affordable

The next year will be challenging financially for our students. Many have lost their jobs or wages and will have a difficult time making ends meet. Consider moving from a commercial textbook to open educational resources (free and openly licensed course materials). Not only can you make learning more affordable for students, but you may also improve your drop and withdrawal rates by switching. In this workshop, we will look at why “going open” is important and how it gives you more flexibility to create custom course materials. Now is the time to make your course materials more affordable.

1.       Oct. 18 – 10-10:45 a.m. PT

2.       Oct. 29 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

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Creative Commons licensing

If you are sharing or want to share the learning materials you have created, you should include a Creative Commons license. This will tell others exactly what they can and cannot do with your work. Learn about the Creative Commons, how it works, how you can share your learning materials and make sure you receive the appropriate attribution. Learn how to find and use materials already under a CC license to enhance your class or course materials.

1.       Oct. 2 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

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Open pedagogy

Open pedagogy reconceives the notion of who creates knowledge and provides a pathway to empower students as creators. Shifting student work from “disposable” to “renewable” assignments allows students to learn and create beyond a grade. In this session, you will learn about open pedagogy and explore a process for designing “renewable” assignments.

1.       Oct. 9 – Noon-12:45 p.m. PT

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Sourcing imagesIn our visual culture, digital users rely on images to inform them and help them navigate. Where do you find compelling images that will engage your students without creating copyright headaches? This session will help you find openly licensed visuals online. We’ll discuss Creative Commons licenses; investigate sites such as Flickr and Pixabay; and explore how to upload, place, caption and link your images. 

1.       Oct. 12 – 11-11:45 a.m. PT

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OSU’s Affordable Learning Grant provides funding to adapt, adopt or author open educational resources, such as textbooks. An open textbook is licensed under an open copyright license and made freely available online for students, faculty and members of the public to use. Want to learn more? Join a workshop on the grant proposal process. For more information, contact Stefanie Buck

The Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation is now soliciting applications for the scholarships to be given in 2022.  Last year we increased the number of scholarships we gave from 4 to 7, and the amount of each from $1500 to $2000.  This year we again expect to give at least seven $2000 scholarships, more if fundraising permits.  There will be at least one for an early undergraduate (preferable community college), at least one other undergrad scholarship, one for an early grad student, one for a diversity candidate, one for a First Nations student.  All aspects of renewable energy, including social sciences and humanities as well as sustainability and grid issues, are fair game.  The deadline for applications is Feb 15, 2022, and details can be found on our website.  The reality is that most students do not apply until near the deadline, but it does not hurt to get them thinking about it now.  Please encourage your top students to apply!

Please feel free to pass this on to other faculty who might have students who are eligible.  If you received this from someone other than me, and you want to be on my notification list, please get in touch.

Thank you!

Cheers,

Dave Reingold, President

reingold@juniata.edu

Each year, the OSU Ecampus Research Unit funds projects, up to $20,000 each, to support the research, development and scholarship efforts of faculty in online education. Many OSU colleagues have had transformative experiences in the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. A recent Fellows study highlights the ways in which these projects have advanced research in online/hybrid education. Learn more and consider submitting an application beginning Sept. 8. Contact Naomi Aguiar, assistant director of research, with questions. 

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering scholarships to cover registration costs for the 2022 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) conference. This year’s conference will be held in Ashland from Jan. 27-29, 2022. OSU faculty, professional faculty, staff, students and OSU community members are eligible to apply. Preference is given to those who have not been funded in the past for the in-person conference. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, Oct. 8. NOTE: Please DO NOT register for the OWHE conference if you are applying for a scholarship until you are approved. Once approved, you will be sent a special registration link for the OWHE conference. PCOSW cannot reimburse people for registrations that have already been paid. For questions, contact pcosw@oregonstate.edu.

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Proposals can include expenses for activities related to customer discovery, prototyping, student time, research, commercialization plan development and more. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span 9 months or less, beginning in October 2021. Proposals are due before 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17. Learn more here: https://advantage.oregonstate.edu/advantage-accelerator/funding-opportunities/aid-fund.

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Proposals can include expenses for activities related to customer discovery, prototyping, student time, research, commercialization plan development and more. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span 9 months or less, beginning in April 2021. Proposals are due before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5. Learn more here:https://advantage.oregonstate.edu/advantage-accelerator/funding-opportunities/aid-fund.

We are happy to announce that the College of Science Equity Promise Scholarships (formerly known as Emergency Funds) are now available online for OSU academic advisors, faculty, staff, and students to nominate COS students in need. To nominate a student, please visit our COS Equity Promise Scholarship website.

This fund was created for students who may have experienced sudden, extreme circumstances or life events that may hold up a student’s progress to continue or complete their degree at OSU. Funds are limited, so we encourage faculty and staff to nominate students in extreme hardship, but recommend that you submit a recommendation if you are unsure whether a student constitutes “extreme hardship”.

If you have questions, or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact Heather Arbuckle or email science.advising@oregonstate.edu.

Award is given in honor of Clara Simerville, professor emeritus of International Education and Foreign Student Counselor from 1955-1970 and will be presented at the Student Awards Recognition Dinner. The recipient must be a full‐time, degree-seeking, OSU undergraduate or graduate student (U.S. or international) who has voluntarily contributed to cross‐cultural understanding either through personal relationships, research and scholarship, or involvement in campus or community organizations. Deadline: Feb. 15. Nomination form: https://forms.gle/JeFXGPxT9gGzvCTH9 For more information, please email international.scholarships@oregonstate.edu.

https://www.welch1.org/awards/welch-award-in-chemistry/welch-award-guidelines 
The purpose of The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humankind as set forth in the will of Robert Alonzo Welch. The founder was interested in chemistry, and in its service to both the betterment and the understanding of human life.  It is also believed this award will play an important role in aiding and strengthening the other programs of the Foundation.

In accordance with these principles, any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have a significant, positive influence on humankind. The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not previously been rewarded in a similar manner.

The monetary amount of the award is $500,000.

Deadline: 31 January 2020.