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ADVISING TIP OF THE WEEK

Monday, January 24, 2022

ADVISING TIP OF THE WEEK

Are you involved in a research position or internship, or hoping to secure such a position this year? Then don’t forget about the CHC’s exclusive funding programs to help support your professional development! The Mentored Research Program offers funding to students working as a research assistant with a UO faculty member on any project (including those related to your thesis research). The Internship Funding Program can help fund your living expenses while you participate in a low-paying or unpaid internship, ensuring you can take advantage of the professionalizing experience and support your living needs at the same time. Read on for more information:

  • CHC’s Mentored Research Program (MRP)

The Mentored Research Program allows CHC students to apply for funding to work as research assistants for UO faculty members. Students are eligible to apply for up to approximately $1,000 of funding per academic year term (approximately $3,000 per academic year) work with a professor on a research project (which may lay the groundwork for the student’s thesis project). Additional information and application instructions can be found on the CHC’s student Canvas site. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (although applications received after Week 8 will be considered at the beginning of the following term).

  • CHC’s Internship Funding Program (IFP)

The Internship Funding Program offers CHC students the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 to help fund their living expenses for low-paying or unpaid, non-credit-bearing internships. Additional information and application instructions can be found on the CHC’s student Canvas site. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (although applications received after Week 8 will be considered at the

Updated January 18, 2022

Wellness Services for Winter Term: Supporting Yourself and Supporting Others

As many of us likely hoped for a fresh new start to the new year, we want to recognize the ongoing challenges of our daily lives, including strain from the pandemic. We want to ensure our students feel supported and encourage everyone to utilize resources available at UO.  Here is a list of services and opportunities for a variety of needs, including University Health Counseling Services:

 

  • Care Fair 2022 (see attached flyer!)

Join the CHC ARC and partners for the first annual Care Fair! Stop by the Global Scholars Hall Great Room from 5:00 – 7:00pm on January 26 to learn about services and programs on campus aimed at helping students meet any challenge that comes your way.

  • Peer Wellness Advocate Application

Are you interested in joining a collaborative team of student volunteers to promote wellness on campus? Peer Wellness Advocates are students who are interested in helping promote wellness and general well-being on our campus. The link can be found on the Duck Nest website and are due January 28.

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. 

Wellness Workshops are offered weekly throughout each term and are currently offering remotely via Zoom. Workshop topics vary, but they are all intended to help support you and the rest of our campus community by addressing concerns and providing a space for open dialogue. Upcoming workshops include: Stress and Anxiety Management; Mood, Food, and You; and Midterm Motivation.

A supportive space for students to connect, discuss and build community. Students may attend as many of the meetings as they find helpful. Groups for Winter 2022 include: Black CommUNITY, Creating Healthy Relationships, and the Me Too Support Group.

An Interactive, self-help therapy program available to UO students

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

  • Friday, Jan. 21: Long CHC petitions (requirement exceptions and non-guaranteed course substitutions) for winter term are due (short petitions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year)
  • Friday, Jan. 28: Deadline for students on CHC Academic Warning/Probation to meet with their official CHC advisors (check your UO email for academic status notifications)
  • Friday, Feb. 11: Initial deadline to apply for HC 477: Thesis Prospectus Pre-Authorization for Spring 2022
  • Tuesday, February 15: FAFSA/ORSAA must be completed by today for CHC scholarships that require demonstrated financial need
  • Tuesday, Mar. 1: CHC Scholarship Applications due (see CHC Canvas site for link to the online application, which is open now). FAFSA/ORSAA must be completed by February 15 for scholarships that require financial need.

UO DATES & DEADLINES

Full UO Academic Calendar for Winter Term

  • Sunday, Jan. 23: Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits, "W" recorded. Tuition refund: 50%
  • Sunday, Jan. 30: Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits, "W" recorded. Tuition refund: 25%
  • Sunday, Jan. 30: Last day to apply for Winter 2022 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb
  • Friday, Feb. 4: Course offerings for Spring 2022 available
  • FAFSAs/ORSAAs for 2022-23 can now be completed beginning October with priority deadline of March 1 (see the Financial Aid Office website for more info)

Updated January 3, 2022

 

ADVISING TIP OF THE WEEK

  • Complete your FAFSA now!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-23 academic year can now be completed beginning October 1, 2021 for both continuing and incoming students.  Because the FAFSA is now using prior-prior year tax information, you can fill out your FAFSA and find out what kind of federal financial aid that you qualify for much earlier than ever before!  See the Financial Aid Office website for more information.  UO’s priority deadline for completing the FAFSA is March 1, 2022. (UO students who are Dreamers—Undocumented, DACA-mented, Tuition Equity, and students of mixed status families—can find information about the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) here.)

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

  • Monday, Jan. 3: Winter 2022 classes begin
  • Friday, Jan. 14: Last day to schedule a thesis defense for winter term
  • Monday, Jan. 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—classes not in session
  • Friday, Jan. 28: Deadline for students on CHC Academic Warning/Probation to meet with their official CHC advisors
  • Friday, Feb. 11: Recommended deadline to submit a Course Substitution or Requirement Exception Petition to receive your petition outcome prior to spring term registration

UO DATES & DEADLINES

Full UO Academic Calendar for Fall Term

  • Monday, Jan. 3: Winter 2022 classes begin
  • Saturday, Jan. 8: Last day to reduce credits (partial drop), no "W" recorded. Tuition refund: 100%.  Ws are recorded for partial and complete withdrawals after this date.
  • Saturday, Jan. 8: Last day to process a complete drop (all courses), no "W" recorded. Tuition refund: 90%.
  • Sunday, Jan. 9: Last day to process a complete drop (all courses) and receive a 90% tuition refund. ("W" recorded.)
  • Sunday, Jan. 9: Last day to reduce credits (partial withdrawal) and receive 100% tuition refund. ("W" recorded.)
  • Monday, Jan. 10: Financial Aid Census date - Financial Aid is finalized based on registered number of credits
  • Monday, Jan. 10: Last day to add a class/process initial registration
  • Sunday, Jan. 16: Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits, “W” recorded. Tuition refund: 75%
  • Monday, Jan. 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—classes not in session
  • FAFSAs for 2022-23 can now be completed beginning October with priority deadline of March 1 (see the Financial Aid Office website for more info)

Updated December 6

Working on your thesis? Join a CHC Writing Circle today!

In Winter and Spring 2021, the CHC will be organizing Writing Circles to support students as they work on their theses. Writing Circles are groups of students who come together at a dedicated time to share their weekly progress and write together as a community. To sign up for a Winter term Writing Circle, please fill out this Qualtrics form. 

 

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

Monday, Jan. 3: Winter 2022 classes begin

UO DATES & DEADLINES

Full UO Academic Calendar for Fall Term

Monday, Dec. 6 to Friday Dec. 10: Final Examinations

Monday, Jan. 3: Winter 2022 classes begin

FAFSAs for 2022-23 can now be completed beginning October with priority deadline of March 1 (see the Financial Aid Office website for more info)

 

Updated December 2

 

ADVISING TIP OF THE WEEK

  • Do you need IRB approval for your thesis research?

If your thesis research involves human subjects, you will need to secure Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval before you begin your research. If you aren’t sure whether or not you will need IRB approval for your thesis research, visit the Research Compliance Services website to find out if you should attend an IRB training session to learn how to obtain IRB approval for your project. Please keep in mind that IRB approval could take as long as 4-6 weeks to secure. Please note that some kinds of human subjects research may not be possible in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, so make sure to work closely with your primary thesis advisor to make alternative plans for your thesis project’s methodology, if needed.

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

  • Monday, Dec. 6: Complete the CHC Student Experience Survey for your fall term CHC classes by the Dec. 6 deadline (surveys close at 8:00 am on 12/6) and be entered to win a prize if 80% or more of your CHC class participates! See attached flyer for details.
  • Monday, Jan. 3: Winter 2022 classes begin

UO DATES & DEADLINES

Full UO Academic Calendar for Fall Term

  • Friday, Dec. 3: Last day of fall term classes
  • Sunday, Dec. 5: Last day to process a complete withdrawal from all courses
  • Monday, Dec. 6: Fall term Student Experience Surveys close at 8:00 am
  • Monday, Dec. 6 to Friday Dec. 10: Final Examinations
  • Monday, Jan. 3: Winter 2022 classes begin

 

Updated November 15

  • CHC Policy on fulfilling CHC Elective Colloquium with Thesis Credits

The Clark Honors College is pleased to remind you about the academic policy that will give you additional flexibility in earning credits for CHC elective colloquia. TheIndependent Research CreditsPolicy that allows you to use credits earned for independent study related to your thesis in place of an elective colloquium .

Please review the CHC websitefor the details of this policy and how to take advantage of it. This policy applies to all CHC students, no matter if they’re following the Pre-Fall 2020 or the Fall 2020 Curriculum.

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

UO DATES & DEADLINES

Full UO Academic Calendar for Fall Term

  • Monday, Nov. 15: Initial Registration opens for Winter 2022 (CHC students have priority registration: Seniors @ 8 am; Juniors @ 9 am; Sophomores @ 11 am; Freshmen @ 12 pm)

Updated November 7

  • Registration for Winter 2022 Opens Next Monday—November 15!

The new UO Class Schedule is active, so you can now begin to assemble your class schedule for Winter 2022. Course descriptions for the CHC’s winter term classes are also posted on the honors college website.

As Clark Honors College students, you are able to take advantage of priority registration, which means that you get to sign up for your classes on the very first day that registration opens! Registration for winter term begins in one week, on Monday, November 15. Registration times are based on class standing by credits accumulated. CHC students will be able to register as follows:

  • 8:00 am—Seniors (set your alarm clocks!)
  • 9:00 am—Juniors
  • 11:00 am—Sophomores
  • 12:00 pm—Freshmen

You can verify your registration time by logging into DuckWeb and in your Student Menu > Registration Menu, click on “Check Registration Eligibility.”

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

UO DATES & DEADLINES

Full UO Academic Calendar for Fall Term

  • Thursday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day (no classes)
  • Sunday, Nov. 14: Last day to drop a class (W recorded), change grade options, change variable credits
  • Monday, Nov. 15: Initial Registration opens for Winter 2022 (CHC students have priority registration: Seniors @ 8 am; Juniors @ 9 am; Sophomores @ 11 am; Freshmen @ 12 pm)

Updated November 1, 2021

The new UO Class Schedule has been published today (Monday, November 1), so you can now begin to assemble your class schedule for Winter 2022.  Course descriptions for the CHC’s winter term classes will also posted on the honors college website by that date.

As Clark Honors College students, you are able to take advantage of priority registration, which means that you get to sign up for your classes on the very first day that registration opens!  Registration for winter term begins in two weeks, on Monday, November 15.  Registration times are based on class standing by credits accumulated. CHC students will be able to register as follows:

  • 8:00 am—Seniors (set your alarm clocks!)
  • 9:00 am—Juniors
  • 11:00 am—Sophomores
  • 12:00 pm—Freshmen

As you consider the courses that you might enroll in for winter term, please make use of the many advising resources that are available to you both inside and outside of the honors college. CHC advisors are ready to assist you during their office hours, and students are especially encouraged to visit their advisors over the next several weeks. First-year students, don’t forget to also check in with Director of First-Year Experience, Dr. Angela Rovak, if you need additional advising support. Second-year students, remember that you can meet with your Second-Year Advisor, Dulce Castro, if you have questions about your winter term schedule.

Speaking of advising, there are four sets of specific advising tips for you this week, depending on your year in the CHC.  Please scroll down to your year in the honors college for the specific coursework information and tips that will keep you on track as you register for winter term courses and plan for the academic year ahead.  The usual announcements about deadlines, events, scholarships, and other opportunities can be fund after all of the year-by-year tips.

FALL TERM TIMELINES, TIPS, AND MILESTONES FOR ALL FOUR YEARS IN THE CHC

(scroll down to your year in the CHC)

 

 

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

Coursework: 

Tips:

  • Develop good relations with CHC faculty (who advise and mentor, serve on your thesis committee, write letters of recommendation, and teach honors college courses)
  • Explore Distinguished Scholarships that you might apply for during your sophomore, junior, and/or senior year(s)
  • Begin exploring Study Abroad opportunities and discuss the timing of possible study abroad experiences with your advisors.
  • It’s not too early to begin investigating research opportunities (including labs) that may be of interest to you; start your search with the UROP website and CURE website and consult your CHC Peer Mentor as well.

SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS

Coursework:

Thesis:

  • Identify research areas for possible thesis topics and lab opportunities; start your search with the UROP website and CURE website.
  • Take classes in your major with professors you like and whose work is relevant to your research interests (they could become your thesis advisor or second reader)
  • If you have don’t so already, take HC 277: Thesis Orientation (2 credit, full term course) this year, in either Winter 2022 or Spring 2022.

Tips:

  • Arrange to join a professor's lab if you are in a science (or related) major (your second year is a great time to begin working in a lab if you are interested in doing so and haven’t yet gotten connected with research)
  • Apply for scholarships (e.g. CHC, UO, in your major, etc.)
  • Explore distinguished scholarships that you might apply for during your sophomore, junior, and/or senior year(s)
  • Consider volunteer and on-campus leadership opportunities in one or more of UO’s many student organizations
  • Explore study abroad opportunities and discuss the timing of your study abroad experience with your advisors
  • Revise your four-year course plan and bring it to all advising meetings

THIRD-YEAR STUDENTS

Coursework:

Thesis:

  • Take classes in your major with professors you like and whose work is relevant to your research interests (they could become your thesis advisor or second reader)
  • Identify a thesis topic this year (if you haven’t yet done so) and prepare to take HC 477: Thesis Prospectusduring spring term, if possible (though you could take HC 477 fall term of your fourth year, if needed)
  • Consider undertaking independent research or thesis credits in your major (e.g. 401 or 403) to explore potential thesis projects (discuss this option with an advisor in your major and your thesis advisor). A minimum of four 401, 403, and/or other independent study credits related to your thesis can substitute for one elective colloquium (details here).
  • Review information about the CHC thesis on the CHC Canvas Site to get a sense of the timing and deadlines involved with the thesis process

Tips:

  • Meet with your CHC advisor and major advisor(s) to ensure good degree progress
  • Revise your four-year course plan and bring it to all advising meetings
  • Explore distinguished scholarships that you might apply for during your junior or senior years

FOURTH-YEAR STUDENTS

Coursework:

  • Complete all remaining CHC requirements and major requirements this year
  • Check your Degree Guide on DuckWeb
  • Consult your CHC and major advisors to confirm degree progress on Degree Guide
  • Consider undertaking independent research or thesis credits in your major (e.g. 401 or 403) to explore potential thesis projects (discuss this option with an advisor in your major and your thesis advisor). A minimum of four 401, 403, and/or other independent study credits related to your thesis can substitute for one elective colloquium (details here).

Thesis:

  • Finalize thesis committee (primary thesis advisor, second reader, and CHC representative) by early fall term and notify CHC’s Academic and Thesis Programs Manager, Miriam Jordan (mjordan@uoregon.edu)
  • Review information about the CHC thesis on the CHC Canvas Site to get a sense of the timing and deadlines involved with the thesis process

Tips

  • Register for graduation via DuckWeb by Week 1 of the term preceding expected graduation (if not earlier)
  • Visit the UO Career Center for valuable career resources and to get feedback on job application materials
  • Explore distinguished scholarships that can help to fund graduate study

 

Updated: Monday, October 25, 2021

Reminder on University policy and COVID-19

The return to campus for Fall 2021 has been exciting so far. In-person classes, open study spaces, and the joy of running into friends and peers on campus has reminded us of how important our community is. But it is only possible when we continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols and adhere to UO policy.

Remember that face masks are required inside UO buildings at all times, and eating and drinking are not permitted within indoor public areas. This main effort not only helps us keep our community safe but also ensures we can maintain our transition to in-person life on campus. If you are feeling unwell, be sure to stay home and communicate your absence to your instructors. Every day before coming to campus, students should conduct a symptom self-check. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms that are different from their baseline, should stay home until 24 hours after the fever (if present) is gone without the aid of medication and all other symptoms have been relieved.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, you should contact your health care provider to determine if and where they should be tested for COVID-19. Students can also contact University Health Services at 541-346-2770. Testing for asymptomatic students is also available through MAP. Schedule a free COVID-19 test through MAP here.

We recognize that these precautions can be frustrating and unwelcome, but we also remember that they are necessary for the health and wellbeing of our campus and our responsibility as members of our community.

 

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

  • Friday, Oct. 29: Course offering for Winter 2022 available
  • Monday, Nov. 15: Initial registration opens for Winter 2022

UO DATES & DEADLINES

Full UO Academic Calendar for Fall Term

  • Friday, Oct. 29: Course offering for Winter 2022 available
  • Monday, Nov. 15: Initial Registration opens for Winter 2022

 

Updated: October 18

ADVISING TIP OF THE WEEK

  • Meet your CHC Peer Mentors!

Peer mentors are here to help all CHC students navigate the often unclear and confusing moments that arise during everyone's academic journey. More so than that, they are here to help support you and offer their personal perspectives and experiences on a myriad of aspects of student life including the CHC curriculum and requirements, how to balance your schedule, how to get involved around campus, and how to find resources to help alleviate other concerns. The CHC Peer Mentors are specialized in each discipline—arts and letters, social science, and science—and can help you with specific questions regarding your own unique academic plans.

You can find the Peer Mentor's office hours schedule on the CHC website, and you can reach them to set up an appointment at CHCPeerMentors@uoregon.edu.  The Peer Mentors will be holding office hours on Microsoft Teams!  You can find the CHC Peer Mentor channel and contact the Peer Mentors during their office hours by clicking here.

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

  • Friday, Oct. 23: Deadline for students on CHC Academic Warning/Probation to meet with their official CHC advisors
  • Friday, Oct. 23: Last day to schedule a fall term thesis defense
  • Friday, Nov. 6: Recommended deadline to submit a Course Substitution or Requirement Exemption Petitionto receive your petition outcome prior to Winter term registration
  • Friday, Nov. 6: Deadline to apply for HC 477: Thesis Prospectus registration for Winter 2021
  • Monday, Nov. 16: Course offerings for Winter 2021 available
  • Monday, Nov. 23: Initial registration opens for Winter 2021

UO DATES & DEADLINES

Full UO Academic Calendar for Fall Term

  • Sunday, Oct. 25: Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits and receive a 25% tuition refund. "W" is recorded
  • Sunday, Oct. 25: Last day to apply for Fall 2020 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb
  • Monday, Nov. 16: Course offerings for Winter 2021 available
  • Monday, Nov. 23: Initial registration opens for Winter 2021