of Winter Term
The Creativity Fund
Awards of up to $2,000 that support the development of early stage entrepreneurial ideas. We accept a wide range of projects, including those focused on social change. The application deadline is November 10. More information, including past projects, can be found on the Creativity & Leadership website.
following information is about a change in the Winter Term
policy at Oberlin College effective Winter Term 2008. It is
important that you read this notice before you start planning
for Winter Term 2008. The complete Winter Term policy can
be found in the Online Course Catalog (http://catalog.oberlin.edu).
change in the policy, which was approved by the General Faculty
in March 2007, is outlined below:
who matriculated prior to Fall 2007 may propose Winter Term
projects from one of the following categories:
Academic Study: a faculty-sponsored, academically-focused
research, study, or performance project that can be conducted
on- or off-campus, individually or as part of a group project.
Field Experience: a learning activity that could include career
exploration, social or political action, community service,
or an unpaid internship.
Personal Growth and Development: an opportunity to learn a
skill, try something new, or pursue subject matter outside
of traditional academic disciplines.
one full project (or two half projects) may be earned from
category three. All three Winter Term credits may be earned
from categories one and two. Student and sponsor together
must determine the most appropriate category for a proposed
matriculating Fall 2007 and later do not have to specify a
category for their Winter Term project. These
students are expected to complete Winter Term projects that
are academically relevant, rigorous, experiential, and educationally
rewarding. Viable projects are those that involve academic
study and/or field experience, as well as experiential learning—including
internships and community service. The sponsor will help the
student propose a Winter Term project that meets these goals.
keep in mind that this is NOT a change in any academic deadlines
related to Winter Term – this is only a change in policy.
CALENDAR / DEADLINES
WINTER TERM 2011
|Friday, Oct. 1
||Applications for Group Grants due.
|Monday, Oct. 18
||Winter Term Group Project Listings available online.
|Monday, Nov. 1
Fair, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
|Friday, Nov. 5
||Individual project grant applications are due.
|Friday, Nov. 5
||Group project grant acceptance forms are due.
||Applications for Winter Term Internships through Career
Services are due.
|Monday, Nov. 8
||Students receive Winter Term registration cards in mailboxes.
day for students to register for Winter Term 2011.
|Friday, Dec. 3
||Individual Grant Acceptance Forms are due.
|Wednesday, Jan. 5
||Winter Term begins.
|Wednesday, Jan. 5
||Winter Term Registration deadline for students not in
residence during the Fall 2009 semester.
|Wednesday, Jan. 19
to revise registration. See
to Registration under "Registering for a Project".
|Monday, Jan. 31
||Winter Term ends.
|Friday, Feb. 11
for Individual projects due to faculty sponsors;
Grant Final Reports due to the Winter Term Office;
to report a decrease in credit from full to half (with
a Winter Term Registration Adjustment/Drop Form signed
by the faculty sponsor)
|Monday, Feb. 21
||Faculty grade report due to Registrar, along with any
title changes agreed to by faculty sponsor and student.
Wednesday, Mar. 2
| Final Report for a Group project grant due to the Winter
|Friday, April 8
||Deadline to apply for Early Funding for a Winter Term
2012 Group project grant.