MSU Graduate Students: The Undergraduate Research Office is seeking volunteers to provide constructive feedback to undergraduate students on their research presentations at the 2016 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF), on Friday, April 8th in the MSU Union. This year we have over 800 undergraduate students participating. The students have varied skill levels, but are all eager to talk about their research. UURAF consists of both oral and poster presentations in 28 different categories. Posters are presented in 90-minute blocks, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, 11:15 – 12:45 PM and 1:30-3:00 PM. Oral presentation categories roughly follow the same time frames, with each presentation lasting 10 minutes plus an additional 5 minutes allotted for questions. As many of you will be future faculty members or research team leaders, this is an excellent opportunity for you to practice mentoring undergraduate students. We will provide you with a feedback rubric that can be used to help organize your feedback. Each volunteer will also receive a coupon for the MSU Dairy Store as a token of our appreciation.
Click here to sign up as a Graduate Student Evaluator (or copy and paste this link in to your browser: bit.ly/UURAFgrads). Questions? Contact the Undergraduate Research Office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 517-884-4384.
Career Development Opportunity: MSU Summer Intensive on Community Engaged Scholarship
June 6-9, 2016
Location: Kellogg Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Cost: $350 (includes 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, a networking reception, and all teaching and learning materials)
ATTENTION: Early career, tenure-track faculty and advanced graduate students seeking faculty or staff positions in higher education
Michigan State University’s Office of University Outreach and Engagement is hosting a Summer Intensive that will focus on community engaged research and community engaged teaching and learning, including service-learning and community-based research in classes. The Summer Intensive is composed of 14 interactive workshops, lunches in disciplinary clusters and with senior community engaged scholars, dialogue with community partners, and time to develop your own community engagement plan for your return to campus.
At the end of three and half days, you will come away with:
- Conceptual frameworks and scholarly resources
- Practical partnership, collaboration, and evaluation tools
- Perspectives from community partners
- Career advice from senior community engaged scholars
- Strategies for publishing community engaged scholarship
- Support from a network of interdisciplinary colleagues
Applications and nominations are due by Friday, April 15, 2016. Information at http://outreach.msu.edu/SummerIntensive2016/overview.aspx