Our Fall meeting like the spring meeting will be available entirely online. The schedule of speakers has been finalized. Please follow the links below for Registration and Membership Dues.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2020
Hosted virtually from Oregon State's Lightboard Studio
1. Addressing Systemic Racism in our Classrooms and Institutions
The leadership of ORAAPT has been moved by the recent calls for reformation to our justice system and institutions. We recognize that academia has a long history of creating barriers to success for Black and indigenous people and people of color. The field of physics has an even worse track record of squeezing out diversity at every level. We would like to have frank conversations about how this is made manifest in our research labs and our classroom. We are seeking voices from members of the broader STEM community who have experienced Systemic Racism first-hand to share their experiences, and insights.
2. Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
We have all had to adapt our teaching approaches due to the global pandemic. We invite you to share what you have done that has worked well and what continues to cause issues for you and your students. We will have an open-ended discussion period to share resources and ideas.
WHERE TO STAY:
Stay home! We recommend a comfy chair and yummy snacks. Don't forget to brew a pot of coffee and make your lunch before we start.
ATTEND ONLINE VIA ZOOM:
Zoom link (password required):
Meeting Registrants will be sent a password enabled link
Troubleshooting help: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
Here are some suggestions for an effective Zoom interaction:
Check that your Microphone & video are on.
Shared whiteboard allows you to write together in real-time on a digital white board. Using a tablet with a pen will give a better experience than a computer.
Headphones with a boom mic work best in loud rooms.
Having a small white board held up to your camera can be very effective.