Global Engagement Programs

Global Engagement Programs

The Division of Global Engagement has developed the following programs to give UO students an academic connection to the university, emphasizing academic skills, career, and personal development.

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Corona Corps

Join UO in leading the charge to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Join the Corona Corps

 

What will you learn?

You will connect your education with meaningful, timely work to address the biggest global challenge of their lives. You will be integrated within a global learning community of peers to engage in similar work and study. Builds a sense of personal efficacy and establishes lifelong career networks.

What is the time commitment?

Trained Corona Corps members work as part of monitoring teams contacting community members from an on-campus call center at University Health Services for the entire term. Under the guidance of UO faculty, staff, and personnel from the Lane County Department of Public Health, Corona Corps Monitors notify and support individuals through periods of quarantine.

Who will you meet?

The Corona Corps was developed in June 2020 at the University of Oregon’s Center for Global Health in partnership with University Health Services and in close collaboration with Lane County Department of Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority. Email coronacorps@uoregon.edu for more information.

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Success in Online Learning: A Student Resource Kit 

Learn all of the skills necessary to master the medium of online learning ​in one flexible asynchronous platform.

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What will you learn?

Develop tools for staying engaged in online courses, create time management and study plans adapted to online learning logistics, and become more effective at notetaking, active reading, and studying for exams. Topics include:

  • Creating Goals
  • Time Management
  • Online Learning
  • Learning Effectively
  • Taking Notes
  • Active Reading
  • Test Preparation
  • Increasing Motivation and Reducing Procrastination
  • Taking Tests and Reducing Anxiety
  • Finding Appropriate Resources
  • Creating Study Plans for Finals

What is the time commitment?

This self-study, asynchronous resource is designed for you to explore evidence-based strategies that should improve your academic success in any course—online, hybrid, or in-person. These resources are perfect for students who are new to online learning or struggled in the past. The resources are available at no cost to you!

Who will you meet?

All undergraduate and transfer students are automatically enrolled and have access to this course by logging in to "Success in Online Learning: A Student Resource Kit" on community.uoregon.edu. You can access a guided online resource containing a package of video presentations, self-reflection, and core activities to access at your leisure ​to improve your online learning strategies. Elly Vandegrift (ellyvan@uoregon.edu) and Jennifer Rice (jar@uoregon.edu) are your guides through the material.

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Seminar Series: Local Perspectives on Global Issues

Engage in small groups with UO faculty, graduate students, and experts from around the world to discuss key issues facing our global and local communities.

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What will you learn?

You will receive an introduction to thematic issues with global and local impact. You will participate in activities to encourage group discussion and social/academic engagement activities. From the effects of climate change on food insecurity, migration, and international trade to the relationship between press freedom, social media, and war, you will have direct access to thought leaders across campus and around the world. Get an introduction to global issues from local perspectives and learn the importance of interdisciplinary problem-solving in the 21st century.

What is the time commitment?

It is free to attend any weekly (in-person or remote) seminar on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Straub 245. All UO COVID-19 mitigation procedures, including masks and social distancing, will be enforced. All seminars will be recorded and available for asynchronous streaming for students who cannot attend in-person. Additional materials (recommended readings, videos, presenter bios, etc.) will be available to all students. 

Who will you meet?

Led by UO faculty member and assistant vice provost for global engagement, Will Johnson, you will meet with professionals from around the world. Guests may include UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and UO law professor, Michael Fakhri, or James Wallace Chair in Journalism, Peter Laufer. Email williamj@uoregon.edu for more information.

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Get Ready for Your (Global) Career

Be strides ahead of your peers as you build foundational skills for career competitiveness in a global context.

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What will you learn?

This free, non-credit program is your clear pathway from UO education to your future job. You will be shown a career path and begin to develop skills toward a tangible step in that career process (an international internship in your latter years); professional development and career readiness; foundational international and cross-cultural training.

What is the time commitment?

It is free to attend any bi-weekly remote event. Activities take place every other Friday throughout winter term, beginning in week two. The program includes career coaching from international alumni, company tours (virtual and some in-person), skills development (resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, cross-cultural preparedness), and group projects to practice skills needed for careers in your field choice. The format of this program is a combination of both in-person and remote. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to everyone who registers.

Who will you meet?

Build career connections with professionals in business, marketing, finance, advertising, public relations, health professions, public service, diplomacy, international development. Email yzhang1@uoregon.edu for more information.