November 15, 1999
Help Out and Have Fun at Community Service Day, November 20
There will be about 15 work sites November 20, and participants can choose from a wide variety of three to six-hour community service projects both on- and off-campus. Activities range from environmental work to games and activities with seniors. Transportation is provided to all work sites. If you wish to register with a group of people, please call the office first to find out specific site availability, as some fill up very quickly. To learn more about Community Service Day or to sign up, call the Center for Community Outreach at (860) 486-1165. Because of technical difficulties, registration via the web is temporarily unavailable.
The Community Outreach website is at: http://www.volunteer.uconn.edu/
DRL Seeks Applicants for Scholars-in-Residence Program
Qualified faculty candidates must support the concept that valuable learning opportunities exist outside the classroom in students' living areas, and that these activities support the academic goals of the University. Candidates must be comfortable and willing to interact with students in the residence halls and must be interested in living in a faculty apartment. Candidates must be willing to serve as approachable mentors and role models for students, be enthusiastic about engaging students in the undergraduate academic mission of the University by bringing academic-related issues into students' living environment, and should promote student-centered educational practice.
Specific expectations are determined by faculty interests and skills, but will include:
Successful applicants will receive a significant rent reduction for a premium two-bedroom, climate-controlled, full-kitchen apartment with separate entrance in South Campus. Family members are welcome to accompany faculty and are also encouraged to attend events and programs.
Applications for a one-year (nine-month), renewable appointment are preferred; semester appointments (four months) may be considered, however. The support of the respective faculty member's academic department is important to the success of the Scholar-in-Residence program.
Interested faculty should send a letter to John Sears, Coordinator for Academic Programs, Department of Residential Life U-49, 233 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, CT. 06269. Correspondence should include motivation for applying to the program, desire for a semester or yearly appointment, experience in and ideas for interacting with students outside of the classroom. Application deadlines are: Wednesday, December 15, for a spring 2000 semester appointment and Wednesday, June 21, for a fall 2000 appointment (year or semester).