Stipends: Participants will receive $3,000 to help cover their transportation to and from Eugene, housing, and other living and educational expenses. This amount will be disbursed in two checks, one-half upon arrival and the other half midway through the project (unless you request our help making a housing deposit on your behalf to the university). If you accept housing in the university dorm, you will need to authorize us to deduct a housing deposit from your first check.
Housing: While participants are free to make their own housing arrangement, we have reserved housing on campus in a centrally located dormitory, Carson Hall. Participants can choose either a single or double occupancy room. All have sinks and access to a shared bathroom and shower. The cost of a single room is $42 per night; a double room is $30 per night per person. If you wish help linking up with someone else in the institute in order to share a room, please let us know and we will see if we can put you together. We anticipate that participants will arrive by (and check-in with us on) Sunday, July 13, and depart on Saturday, August 9. Therefore, the full cost of housing will be for 27 nights ($1176 for a single room; $810 for a double room). Please visit the UO Conference Center website to learn more about the dormitory (http://conferences.uoregon.edu).
Meals: Three meals a day can be purchased in either Carson or Hamilton cafeterias at the rate of $25/day (or separately $7.50 for breakfast, $7.75 for lunch, and $9.75 for dinner -- all you can eat).
Courtesy Appointment: As mentioned above, participants will be offered a courtesy appointment as a "visiting scholar" at the University of Oregon, which will come with full library privileges, a University of Oregon email account, and access to many campus facilities. For the unpaid courtesy appointment with the Center for the Study of Women in Society, participants will be sent a form to complete. This status will give participants important ID numbers for use on campus, and enable those who wish to purchase Photo IDs at a cost of $5 for the ID card.
Library and Computer Resources: Participants of this institute, all of whom will be offered courtesy appointments as University of Oregon visiting scholars, will have access to our research library, the Knight Library. Computers are available in the Knight Library for bibliographic searches, Internet access, and for e-mail. The library is open in the evenings during summer session; see this web page for library hours: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/acs_svc/hours.html. We are also providing assisted computer lab time every day from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at the Yamada Language Center, where computers will be equipped with additional software for developing curricular materials, such as slide shows and video clips. Those who bring their own laptops will find Internet connections available in their dorm rooms. We will also be making available a huge number of Mesoamerican digital resources to institute participants -- materials that they will have permission to download and incorporate into their lesson plans.
University and Continuing Education Credit: We will graduate credits (Pass/Not Pass) in Education or History to those who are interested; please indicate your interest in this option and we will see what we can do to help. All participants will also receive, on letterhead, a letter acknowledging their participation in the four-week institute that they may use to request continuing education credit from their home school districts.
Recreational and Cultural Opportunities: Eugene, Oregon is a wonderful place to be in the summer. It is located between two spectacular rivers, the Willamette and the MacKenzie, and within an hour drive of the Oregon coast and the beautiful Cascade mountain range. You will have just missed the 2007 Olympic Trials that will be held at the UO from June 27 - July 6, 2008, but Eugene is a spectacular place in the summer with plenty to do in town and a myriad of recreational opportunities within an hour’s drive. Visit our Institute website for links to recreational and cultural events.
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