Taking a Winter Course? Be aware of these important dates:

Winter Session 2021 dates

  • Thursday, Jan. 14: Last day of late registration and free drop/add for four-week classes.
  • Monday, Jan. 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday; no classes meet and University offices are closed.
  • Friday, Jan. 22: For five-week classes, last day to change registration or withdraw from a course without academic penalty and approval of the assistant dean.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26: For four-week classes, last day to change registration or withdraw from a course without academic penalty and approval of the assistant dean.
  • Friday, Feb. 5: Last day of classes.
  • Saturday, Feb. 6: Final exams.

Spring 2021 Course Spotlight- Consider these AAP courses!

UAPP225-710: Crafting Public Policy

Crafting Public Policy explores the ways in which public policy moves from agenda-setting to implementation, with examples drawn from real-life areas of policy like health, education, and the environment. It will reinforce and deepen your understanding of the policy-making process and how it plays out in our daily lives.

Course runs Mondays/Wednesdays 8:00-9:15am

For more information about this course, contact instructor Sen. Elizabeth Lockman at elockman@udel.edu.

WOMS330-710 (cross-listed as LLCU330): World Literature and Cultures: African Women Writers

Broaden your literary and cultural horizons with these works by acclaimed African authors! The spring 2021 course Topics: World Literature and Cultures: African Women’s Literature is listed as Women’s Studies (WOMS) 330 and cross-listed as Languages, Literatures & Cultures (LLCU) 330.

The course will cover four novels:

  • Flora Nwapa, Nigeria: Efuru
  • Calixthe Beyala, Cameroon: Your Name Shall Be Tanga
  • Yvonne Vera, Zimbabwe: Butterfly Burning
  • Goretti Kyomuhendo, Uganda: Whispers from Vera

Emphasizing the historical development of novels written by African women, this discussion-based, 3-credit course fulfills one of the University breadth requirements for history and cultural change.

Course runs Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30pm-2:45pm

Questions about this course? Contact Dr. Christine Grogan at cgrogan@udel.edu.

Winter Session: Virtual Counseling and Support Groups Available!

The Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) is offering Group Therapy, Workshops, and Discussion Series/Support Groups throughout the Winter Session 2021 for students who may need additional support or emotional skill building during these challenging times. There are four various Groups and Outreach options available! For additional details, please click on the corresponding flyer.

For students wanting to learn mindfulness. Perfect workshop for those wanting to increase their self-care for the new year:

Koru: 4 week mindfulness workshop. An evidence based and nation wide program made specifically for college students, this workshop will teach various practical mindfulness skills, has additional supports for practice, and students at all levels of experience are welcomed.

To join, simply Sign up at: https://bit.ly/KoruatUDWinter2021

 

 

 

 

For students needing support and skills around managing difficult emotions during these uncertain times:

You’ve Got This!: 4 week series that teaches various skills from mindfulness, sleeping better, what to do with distressing thoughts and emotions, and how to communicate more effectively and navigating conflicts in relationships. Please call us at 302-831-2141 to set up an appointment to meet with a counselor at CCSD.

 

 

 

 

 

For students experiencing grief and loss:

Living with Loss Group: A group for students dealing with both recent and/or past loss of a loved one, whether due to COVID or other reasons.  A place for students to receive support and learn how to heal while dealing with grief.  Please call us at 302-831-2141 to set up an appointment to meet with a counselor at CCSD.

 

 

 

 

For BIack Identified and BIPOC students needing a place for support:

Black Identified Student Support Group: For any student who is Black Identified.  This is a space to receive support, be able to engage in discussion around surviving and thriving as they navigate life on a PWI campus. Please contact Dr. Ghynecee Temple gtemple@udel.edu or Dr. Jennifer Major jlmajor@udel.edu to get more information or to join.  Time, dates, and topic are in the flyer.

Interested in a Research Assistant Opportunity? Apply Now!

UD Antiracism Initiative Hiring Announcement:

Call for Applications: 2 Undergraduate Student Research Assistants 

The UD Antiracism Initiative is hiring two undergraduate students to conduct research for the program. Each student will work 14 hours per week for 12 weeks at $15.00 per hour, beginning February 15, 2021.

1. The first research project involves locating and organizing examples of antiracism initiative/centers at universities in the United States and beyond. The student will create a data base of programs.  This selected student will also create an annotated bibliography of current scholarship on the topic of antiracism. Examples of antiracism initiatives may include programs focused on racial justice as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. The student will also help collect and maintain current information on the website.

2. The second research project involves locating and organizing examples of arts-based antiracism projects that are occurring in universities and in community settings throughout the United States and beyond.  The selected student will also create an annotated bibliography of websites and scholarship on the topic of arts-based antiracism. Examples of arts-based anti-racism projects may include dance, theatre, visual art, music, poetry or multidisciplinary approaches. The student will also help collect and maintain current information on the website.

Student applicants should indicate which position they are interested in and send a resume or c.v. and a brief statement of interest and experience to the UDARI Administrative Assistant, Deborah Hartnett at dmh@udel.edu by January 29, 2021.

#SaveTime2020: AAP Fall Creative Showcase Event

Event: #SaveTime2020: AAP Fall Creative Showcase
Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Zoom link: udel.zoom.us/j/95596406748

Chicago Tribune writer Julia Keller once said, “The worst of times can make for the best of arts.” We invite you to witness the truth of this for yourself in our students’ and faculty’s exceptional creative and academic works!

At the end of every semester, our campuses in Dover, Georgetown and Wilmington hold showcase events so that AAP students can share their talents with their professors, peers and communities. Students are often joined by faculty in sharing their works. Last spring, although challenged mid-semester by the sudden changeover to an online environment, organizers Rayna DeReus and David Teague created the Lockdown: UD AAP Creative Showcase, which included artwork, short film, poetry, essays, fascinating academic projects, and more — even dance! — from AAP students across the state.

Now, as the year draws to a close, we invite you to join us next Monday at 7 p.m. for the virtual launch event of our fall AAP showcase, #SaveTime2020, which will feature an online tour of our work from this semester. We know you will enjoy the imaginative artistic and scholarly projects our students have created!

Virtual Math Lab is OPEN during Final Exam Week

The AAP Virtual Math Lab will remain open during Finals Week. Please seek any last minute assistance or tutoring support leading up to your exams!

Connect with a Tutor using the following Zoom link: udel.zoom.us/j/438989985

Math Lab Hours during Finals Week:
Dec. 13 1:00pm-3:00pm
Dec. 14 10:00am- 1:00pm
Dec. 15 10:00am- 2:00pm
Dec. 16 10:00am-2:00pm
Dec. 17 10:00am-12:00pm

Final Exam Town Hall presented by AAP Advisement- Dec. 7 @12:30pm

Join the AAP Advisement Team on Dec. 7th at 12:30pm for a Final Exam Prep Town Hall! Advisors will be offering tips and advice for finals week (Dec. 12-18) and answer any lingering questions you may have. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with an advisor and make sure you’re on track to finish the semester successfully!

Monday, December 7, 12:30pm

Zoom Link: udel.zoom.us/j/96111618225

Click here to view the Fall 2020 Final Exam Schedule

 

Secondary Education Information Session- December 7 @4:00pm!

Are you a student interested in becoming a middle- or high-school teacher?
Join Dr. Barry Joyce, co-coordinator of the History/Social Studies Secondary Education Program at UD, and Dr. Latoya Watson, associate dean of the AAP, for this virtual information session on Monday, Dec. 7!
You will hear from AAP alumni who are currently teaching, as well as representatives from the Delaware Department of Education. Find out more about the programs available to you and take this first step toward your teaching career!
Monday, December 7, 2020 @4:00pm
RSVP to latoya@udel.edu

Delaware Space Grant Internship Opportunities 2021!

Have you ever considered a summer internship? How about a paid summer internship at NASA?

This is within your reach: The NASA Delaware Space Grant Consortium (DESGC) was created in 1991 to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training for both undergraduate and graduate students. DESGC offers paid summer internships with faculty mentors and at various NASA centers and affiliated institutions, including Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the NASA Academy at Langley, Virginia.

If you are interested in an exciting Delaware Space Grant internship or tuition-award opportunity, join the AAP’s Dr. Dwight Higgin for a virtual information session this Thursday at 5 p.m. to learn more!

Registration is required for this Zoom event; to register, visit forms.gle/ChQyAkfeAsHGoJs18. All registrants who attend the information session will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts e-card from DESGC. To attend the event, visit udel.zoom.us/j/95561846651.

If you have questions or would like more information, email dlhiggin@udel.edu.