2013 SUMMER TEACHER WORKSHOPS

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
OXFORD CAMPUS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Summer Teacher Workshops are normally five days in length and involve approximately 35 hours of classroom instruction. All of the workshops may be taken by graduate or undergraduate students. Workshops are offered contingent upon their enrollment being sufficient to cover instructional costs. If a course must be cancelled due to low enrollment, participants will be notified as soon as possible.

REGISTRATION

Registration is a two-stage process that may be undertaken simultaneously: (1) Admission to the University of Mississippi as a graduate or undergraduate student, and (2) Enrollment in the workshop of your choice. The Office of Summer School alone may enroll you in the workshop, but we cannot do this officially until you have been admitted to the university as a student – which is your responsibility.

Participants are encouraged to enroll as students in the University of Mississippi for the 2013 Full Summer Term in order to take a workshop and receive academic credit for it. NOTE: Some university departments WILL NOT allow you to use this workshop toward your degree requirement. It is your responsibility to check with your academic advisor before enrolling in a workshop.

ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY

In order to apply for admission, you will need to visit Office of Enrollment Services’ website and select the type of admission you wish (graduate or undergraduate, etc.). The online registration process is self-explanatory, and may be accomplish entirely online with the exception of providing any required transcripts or other documentation. If you are applying as a non-degree graduate student, be sure to select “Graduate School” as your department on the application form, and “non-degree seeking” as your program. There is an application fee of $40.

ENROLLMENT IN A WORKSHOP

You may choose one of these two ways to enroll in a summer 2013 workshop:

(1) Mail: Complete the registration form and send it to

Mary Leach, Office of Summer School,
University of Mississippi, Post Office Box 879,
University, MS 38677-0009.

(2) Fax: Complete the registration form and fax it to Mary Leach at (662) 915-5138.

TUITION CHARGES

In the summer of 2013, undergraduate tuition for Mississippi residents is $785.85 for a 3 credit hour workshop (or $1570.50 for non-residents). Graduate tuition for Mississippi residents is $1047 for a 3 credit hour workshop (or $2094 for non-residents). In addition to tuition, there may be additional charges for course materials.

As a general practice, the Office of Summer School does not process tuition payments for workshops The Office of the Bursar will bill you directly for your tuition and your non-residents fees, if applicable. Until your bursar bill is paid, a “hold” will be placed on your account and you will not be able to secure a transcript from the university. It is important to pay your bursar bill as quickly as possible.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHERS

In order to assist workshop participants who are currently serving as a teachers (proof required*) and admitted as NON-DEGREE SEEKING graduate level students, two types of scholarships are offered. Recertification Only. In addition to requirements below, you must be admitted to the University of Mississippi no later than May 10, 2013 in order to receive a scholarship.

(1) Mississippi residents who are teachers in either a public or private school are entitled to a $447.00 graduate scholarship. This scholarship effectively lowers the tuition cost of a teacher workshop from $1047 to $600 for Mississippi residents.

(2) Out-of-State residents who are teachers in either a public or private school are entitled to the non-resident fee charged for graduate courses, i.e., $1047.00 for a three – credit hour workshop. This scholarship effectively lowers the cost of a workshop from $2094 to $1047 for out-of-state residents.

*Proof Required – A letter from your principal or district office on official letterhead stating that you are a teacher during the 2012-2013 school year.

Unfortunately, no scholarships are provided for undergraduate students who participate in these workshops. No scholarships are provided for graduate students who are not actively teaching in a private or public school. No scholarships are provided for degree seeking graduate students.

Graduate participants must formally request one of these scholarships by submitting the scholarship application form (A summer aid application can be found on the University of Mississippi’s Financial Aid website) and by complying with all university procedures involved in applying for and accepting financial aid. For more information, please contact our office.

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Each workshop provides three hours of academic credit that will be recorded on your University of Mississippi transcript. This transcript can be used for teacher certification or recertification purposes. You may also choose to transfer the credits you have earned to another educational institution. If you are planning to transfer credits, please consult with your college or university concerning how these credit hours need to be transferred. Our office does not guarantee that the hours are transferrable.

CANCELLATIONS

If you are unable to attend a workshop for which you have enrolled, it is important to notify our office at least five (5) business days prior to the first day of your workshop. Participants who withdraw from workshops in this way should be able to receive from the Bursar’s office a full refund of their tuition payment. After this time, a full refund of tuition paid cannot be guaranteed.

HOUSING INFORMATION

If you need overnight accommodations, it will be your responsibility to secure your reservation. Below is a list of options for you to chose from.

Dormitory Housing: Lodging in campus dormitories will not be available.

The Inn at Ole Miss: This is a wonderful place to spend your week on the Oxford campus of Ole Miss. The inn is located next to the Triplett Alumni Center, within easy walking distance to downtown Oxford and other places of interest. Reservations may be made through the Inn’s website or by calling toll-free 888-486-7666. The website address is http://www.theinnatolemiss.com

Local Hotels:

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866
Comfort Inn (800) 424-6423
Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329
Super 8 Motel (800) 800-8000

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have questions or concerns, please feel fee to contact Mary Leach, Coordinator in the Office of Summer School at 662-915-7847 or at mleach@olemiss.edu.


CALENDAR OF THE 2013 SUMMER PROGRAM

FIRST SUMMER TERM

Teaching Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice and Pedagogy

ENGL 599 – First Summer Term – 3 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Stout,
Dates: June 3 – 7, 2013 (Monday – Friday)
Location: UM – Oxford Campus

This 5-day seminar revolves around Jane Austen’s most famous and best loved novel: Pride and Prejudice. The course is designed to give participants an introduction to Austen’s significance as an author as well as to consider the continued relevance of her work, as seen in numerous TV, film, and web-based adaptations as well as (surprisingly?) popular literary spin-offs like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Our discussions of Pride and Prejudice will consider historical and social issues (such as shifting ideas about class and gender in early 19th-century England), literary-historical questions (such as Austen’s central place in the history of the English novel), and ask what’s at stake in “translating” a story from one form to another or “updating” a story to fit a new cultural moment. In addition to these Austen-focused conversations, the course will also engage participants in writing and discussion about a variety of pedagogical questions related to the study of literature more generally. These questions include: What pedagogical challenges do a novel like Pride and Prejudice pose? How can we make “old” literature relevant to new audiences? How can we use literary history, social history, and even literary theory to make the study of literature more approachable and rewarding for students at the secondary level? What kinds of assignments might help students use their reading of Pride and Prejudice to forward those intellectual skills emphasized in the common core state standards (close reading, critical thinking, formulating more complex arguments, etc.)? Course participants will read Pride and Prejudice in advance of our first meeting. Daily work will include shorter readings, brief written responses, independent library research, short research presentations, and attendance at film screenings. Participants will be responsible for a final piece of written work (8-10 pages) on a literary/pedagogical issue of their choosing.



Working through Apparent Conflicts Between Faith and Science in the Classroom

GE 591 – First Summer Term – 3 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Gregg Davidson,
Dates: June 17 - 22, 2013 (Monday – Saturday)
Location: Um – Oxford Campus

This course was created in response to ongoing tension in U.S. public and private schools over perceived conflicts between the Bible and science, particularly regarding evolution and the age of the earth. The course takes a high view of religious faith and of the scientific enterprise (religion and science friendly). Subject material includes (1) prior science and faith conflicts related to today, (2) theological views of nature from biblical texts, (3) methods employed for resolving science-faith conflicts, (4) compelling evidence for evolution and the age of the earth and universe, (5) common young-earth arguments, and (6) encouraging dialogue in the classroom and managing conflict. The course will include hands on exercises and a day digging up local fossils.

Those willing to return to campus and submit a follow up report to the professor of record six months after the course will be eligible for a reimbursement of up to $300. Dr. Davidson is the author of When Faith and Science Collide: A Biblical Approach to Evaluating Evolution and the Age of the Earth, as well as faith/science articles in Modern Reformation, The Christian Research Journal, and BioLogos.



SECOND SUMMER TERM

Special Topic for English Teachers: The Contemporary Composition Classroom

ENGL 598 – Second Summer Term – 3 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Robert Cummings,
Dates: July 15 – 19, 2013 (Monday – Friday)
Location: UM – Desoto Campus

This intensive week long workshop is designed to introduce contemporary topics of the composition classroom and to support their adoption within a demanding high school writing environment. Special topics will include the use of multimodal writing, ePortfolios, transfer of learning, and writing for global communities via Wikipedia. We will emphasize free or easily accessed teaching tools, tailored to a pedagogy driven by the common core, to inspire students to incorporate oral, visual, and electronic communication within traditional essays via a collaborative environment.

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