The goal of the Science Infusion Program (SIP) is to create collaboration between Science and English Professors to promote science as a context in English classes (recommended for ALP, EBS and WRT101 classes) and writing support for the science classes. The successful 2012/2013 Science Literacy Series Pilot program utilized Food Safety/Food Poisoning topics as a context in EBS classes and a wide range of science topics in ALP classes. The Science Infusion Program is a spinoff of the Science Literacy Series Pilot and was developed to expand faculty participation and facilitate individualized programs.
Interested faculty will establish a SIP faculty partnership (English/Science Faculty) for the upcoming semester and then develop a plan to use a science theme in the English class and writing support in the science class (optional). During the semester the SIP faculty partners will implement their SIP plan. Please see "Examples of Successful Faculty Partnerships" for summaries of the use of science as a context in the Science Literacy Series. See SIP Planning by Faculty Partners for ideas for science themes in English classes and writing support in science classes. For more information on using science as a context in writing classes click on Contextualized Learning, which contains references on contextualization with specific references on the use of science context in English classes.
If you are interested in exploring opportunities in the SIP program fill out the form at Sign Up for SIP and then browse the list of interested faculty for a partner with similar interests in science.
STEM and English (recommended for ESL, EBS and WRT101 classes) faculty can participate in the Science Infusion Program.
Please note that the SIP is flexible. English faculty A can elect to participate in the planning and invite the science faculty B to participate in the English class for science support without spending time doing writing support in the science classroom. Payment would then reflect the hours spent planning for .5 credits for English faculty A and 1.0 credit for science faculty B, which included both planning and classroom visitation. SIP Science faculty must visit the English classroom to participate in the SIP program.
SIP faculty payment will be paid during the planning semester prior to the semester they are teaching a SIP class. SIP partners complete their planning in the Winter semester prior to the Spring semester SIP course or Summer 3 semester prior to the Fall semester SIP course.
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