The English Department’s Guide to Spring 2018 Student Exchanges

Are you interested in participating in a student exchange? Do your wish to take advantage of one of the many opportunities that have emerged for students in Puerto Rico to study in universities in the US next Spring? Then this guide will provide some resources and advice to achieve this goal. Let’s begin with some considerations: Calendar Considerations Because we have an extended Fall semester due to Hurricane María you want to pay special attention to the calendar and see if it’s a viable option. The Fall 2017 semester ends on January 25 and has final exams until February 3, … Read more…

Department of English Emergency Communication Protocols

The Department of English has a communications network and a set of protocols in place to notify its community of important and emergency events. Please take a moment to examine the document below. If you’re interested in signing up for our Emergency Text Message system sign up here (UPR account needed). Here is the Emergency Protocol document:

How to Sign Documents Electronically

One of the challenges of living in an increasingly digital world that still operates with methods designed for paper is that we frequently need to submit paper (or virtual paper) documents with our signature. Without going into a history of proofs of identity and their legal basis, and much less alternative methods to establish identity with digital technologies, I want to offer some basic tools to improve our ability to electronically sign and submit a document or form: One way of doing this is by printing out the document, signing it, and then scanning it or taking a photo. If … Read more…

New M.A.E.E Program Forms

Attention graduate students enrolled in our MAEE program. The Plan of Study and Amendment to the Plan of Study Forms have changed. There is also a new form that everyone with an assistantship needs to fill in to certify their professional development hours. This form is essential to the renewal of your assistantship after the first year. Here are links to the forms: Amendment to the Plan of Study Professional Development Certification Form Plan of Study The forms are also available in the Student Forms page in this website.

OGS Policies: November 2010

Important information for MAEE students and faculty advisors! Please be aware of two recent OGS policy changes pertaining,  specifically, to: (1) students planning to change degree completion options; and (2) students planning to submit theses in December, 2010 or thereafter. 1) Students planning to switch degree completion options (SEE  OGS MEMO: MemoOGSChangeofPlanNov2010) The first policy updates the memo sent by the OGS in February, 2010 (which I forwarded to you and posted on the blog) indicating that beginning August 2010, students who wished to switch degree completion options (from thesis to comprehensive exam or vice versa) had to request an … Read more…

About the CH-324 Computer

This computer is running with an operating system called Ubuntu (version 9.10), which has the following advantages: It makes more efficient use of the computer’s resources– that is, it starts up and runs faster. It is virus-free by design and is incompatible with the many viruses that attack Windows computers. Ubuntu is free and open source, which means that you can download it and install it in your own computers, if interested. Differences Between Ubuntu and Windows: Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, Power Point) will open in Open Office and should function with minimal or no compatibility issues. CDs, DVDs, … Read more…

Writing Center — New Hours — Tell your students!

The Arts and Sciences Writing Center, SH-109, has new, extended hours. We support your classroom instruction in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Peer tutors (grad and UG) will discuss with your students the following: content, organization, audience, grammar, word choice, and more. Our tutors are not proof-readers (they do not guarantee a perfect paper), but they are trained to support your students in their second language acquisition processes. For more information or to ask how we can support you and/or your students, send  a message to jcasey@uprm.edu. Monday 8-4:30 Tuesday 8-4:30 Wednesday 8-4 Thursday 8 -4, MAEE … Read more…

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