Student Resources

This page is for students currently enrolled in SCYP courses. SCYP can assist you throughout your project with important information regarding travel, reimbursement, and connecting with social media.

General Resources

You can access various resources throughout the term to assist with your project. Among the resources, you will find the SCYP logo and templates for your final report or presentation.

Communication Resources

Students are encouraged to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote their SCYP projects within social media networks. The year’s city has its own hashtag and any posts, tweets, or photos should include this hashtag. In addition, be sure to tag accounts such as SCI and University of Oregon so everyone can share, follow, and promote your project!

 FacebookTwitterInstagramHashtag
UOuniversityoforegon@uoregon@uoregon#uoregon #goducks
SCIsustainablecities@sci_uo@sci_uo#SCI
Albanycityofalbany@cityofalbanyn/a#albany

Administrative Resources

Below is information pertaining to report writing and project reimbursement. If you have any questions or concerns related to payroll (e.g., timesheets, employment initation forms, etc.), please contact Maureen Wimberly, SCI Grants and Accounting Technician. For access to SCYP information, templates, and logos, please contact Megan Banks, SCYP Manager.

Employment, Payroll, and Reimbursement

SCI Miscellaneous Reimbursement Request (Pdf)

SCI Travel Reimbursement Worksheet (Excel)

SCYP Report Writer Timesheet (Excel)

Generic Student Timesheet (Excel)

Guides and How tos

SCYP Syllabus Overview Statement (Pdf)

SCYP Guide for Report Writers (Pdf)

SCYP Report Template (Pdf)

How to Connect to the AAA Server (Pdf)

Student FAQs

What is an SCYP course?
SCYP courses pair existing course content with a real project from the year’s city partner. Courses range across a myriad of disciplines, from planning and landscape architecture, to business, law, journalism, and digital arts. SCYP courses enable you to directly apply what you learn in the classroom to projects that serve communities in search of solutions to real problems. For example, a geographic information systems (GIS) course focused on mapping, may have an SCYP component by incorporating a class project that maps bike routes for a local city in Oregon.

How is SCYP contributing to my education?
SCYP courses are unlike other classes in that they focus on catalytic learning — students are encouraged to apply course content to current and relevant city projects as part of regular course content. This idea of learning by doing fosters creativity, critical thinking, and widespread collaboration in the classroom, while also providing students experience for use on resumes and job interviews, all within the context of an existing course.

How does SCYP contribute to the community?
Cities and communities are often in need of support and technical assistance in completing projects, but are often hard-pressed for time, staff, or budget. The SCYP program enables communities to tap into the talents and energy of University of Oregon students in order to accomplish critical projects. This working relationship between cities and the University puts student talent to work in order to help strengthen Oregon communities.

What are my responsibilities as a student in an SCYP course?
You have a responsibility to both the community partner with whom you work and to your instructor and the University. Be professional, respectful, honest, and diligent in your project work. Additionally, listen carefully and pay attention to the needs of the community partner. And don’t forget to have fun!

Course listings

To learn more about current and upcoming courses, please visit SCYP Albany. 

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