Thought I'd combine these two bits of news...
- ENRICHING THE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE OF COLLEGE SCIENCE STUDENTS, May 22-24, 2007 at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Plan to attend this national conference May 22-24, 2007 at the
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Conference sessions will cover
topics related to:
---collaborative learning and supplemental instruction
---increasing participation of underrepresented students in the sciences
---science study skills and/or tutoring and/or advising
---innovative uses of technology in science education
---undergraduate research and service learning programs
---and much more...
The conference will provide a gathering place for a diverse group of
educators, including learning center professionals, faculty, program
directors and others who are committed to supporting undergraduate
science students outside of the formal classroom. We are inviting
educators from all types of colleges and universities, including
two-year community colleges and four-year comprehensive, liberal arts,
and research institutions.
The conference will feature approximately 50 concurrent sessions plus
two featured speakers: Saundra Y. McGuire, director of the Center for
Academic Success at Louisiana State University and Robert Megginson,
mathematician and associate dean for undergraduate and graduate
education at the University of Michigan.
- Open Access Research (OAR): Call for Papers
We have recently started Open Access Research (OAR)
<http://ojs.gsu.edu/oar>, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that will enable greater interaction and facilitate a deeper conversation about open access, including topics such as:
open access journals
institutional support for open access
open access publishing services and software
open access repositories (both institutional and subject-based)
electronic theses and dissertations
the impact of open access on scholarly research and communications.
If you are engaged in research relating to open access, or if you have an article in mind, please contact us. OAR's first issue will be in August, 2007 and will subsequently be published three times a year. Submissions received by March 31, 2007 will be considered for the August issue; subsequent submissions will be considered for future issues.
Send inquiries to:
Head - Acquisitions
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St. SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Editors-in-Chief: John Russell (University of Oregon), Dorothea Salo (George Mason University), William Walsh (Georgia State University), Elizabeth Winter (Georgia Institute of Technology). Please see our website for a full list of editors and editorial board members. Open Access Research is published by the Georgia State University Library using Open Journal Systems (http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs) software.
Via Skye Hardesty on PAMNET.