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Faculty and teaching assistants: Exam grading made easy

The Testing and Assessment Center offers exam grading, conveniently located on campus with pick-up and delivery options available.

We are committed to providing fast, accurate and secure exam grading. We guarantee your results within one business day and typically complete orders within two hours of intake.

Standard reports include a grid result, class roster, item analysis and detailed item analysis in Excel format, as well as a histogram and individual test results in PDF format.

Using Canvas? Let us upload the scores for you! After receiving an email notification upon completion, scores will remain hidden/muted from your students until after your review of the results.

Testing and Assessment Center, a division of CU Imaging Services Folsom Stadium, Gate 7, Room 148 (2-6700)

Are you ages 18-45 and healthy?

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Join our research study on light exposure and the body clock.

This study is about how typical artificial indoor lighting versus a simulation of a natural sunset influences the timing of the human body clock. The body clock controls 24-hour patterns of physiology such as sleep and hormone release. This work will have important implications for determining how implementation of new lighting technology can be used to promote sleep.

We are looking for healthy men and women, ages 18-45, to participate in a study lasting approximately 15 days, consisting of wearing an activity tracking watch at home and two laboratory visits of about seven hours each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Compensation up to $200.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.

Join paid sleep study

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Are you aged 18-35 and healthy?

CU Boulder is seeking participants for a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat.

Participants must be healthy adults, ages 18-35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/work week. Participants will complete six laboratory visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and six weeks of at-home sleep monitoring. Four of the visits will last between 0.5-2.5 hours, and two of the visits will last about one day.

Compensation up to $750.

Get study details: https://redcap.ucdenver.edu/surveys/?s=3PHMAJRHMP

For questions email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages birth to 13 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies.

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please do one of the following:

Visit our website. https://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/help-us-explore-cognitive… Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address). Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter/) and website (http://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/).

Textbook rental check-in, sellback at the CU Book Store

Don’t forgot to return your textbook rentals to the CU Book Store before you leave for fall break! 

Textbooks rented for fall 2019 are due by 6 p.m. on Dec. 20. If you purchased your books and want to sell them back, the CU Book Store will be buying textbooks Dec. 14–20 at the store in the UMC and locations throughout campus. 

See website for hours and locations.

Human Resources closing early Dec. 13

The Department of Human Resources is closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, for a staff appreciation event. Human Resources includes:

  • Compensation & Position Management
  • Diversity & Inclusive Excellence
  • Employee Relations
  • Faculty & Staff Assistance Program
  • HR Operations (Records, I-9 Office, Employment Verification)
  • HR Service Center
  • Organization & Employee Development
  • Talent Acquisition

This closure includes the offices located on East Campus and the I-9 office located in Regent 1B-29. We will reopen and respond promptly to voicemail and email messages on Monday, Dec. 16. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Apply for Responsible Computing Fellows program

We invite undergraduate students from across campus to apply for the Responsible Computing Fellows program for spring 2020. Students who have existing interest or curiosity about ethics in computing and who are enrolled in a computing-related course in any discipline in the spring 2020 semester are encouraged to apply.

Weekly meetings (not a class you must register for) will involve seminar-style discussions that connect current events and ethical issues to the content of computing classes at CU and will also engage the broader community with guest speakers and open events.

In addition to the title of Responsible Computing Fellow (a great résumé line for potential employers), students will receive a $500 fellowship for their participation in the program over the course of the semester.

Selection criteria will focus on interest, enthusiasm and ensuring a diversity of students who represent different backgrounds and relationships to computing. 

Join paid study on bipolar disorder or depression

Have a history of bipolar disorder or depression? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#17-0358).

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Visit(s) 1 & 1.5 – behavioral lab tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2–3 hours each at $20/hour)
  • Visit 2 – fMRI scan: View videos and pictures and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner; computer tasks; questionnaires (2 hours at $25/hour and picture of your brain)
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys may also be available

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old.

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “MASC Emotion Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547. 

Participate in a study on cannabis and anxiety

OASIS

Observational Anxiety Study on Inflammation and Stress (OASIS)

In this study, we want to understand how varying levels of cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) impacts things like your anxiety and mood. To better understand how varying levels of cannabinoids in the body are related to your health, we ask you to provide blood samples.

You will be compensated up to $300 for your participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are 21–70 years old
  • Experience anxiety
  • Are using or have used cannabis and would like to use it to cope with anxiety or are not using cannabis and would not like to use it to cope with anxiety

This study involves: 

  • 2 appointments at our lab facility in Boulder
  • 1 appointment in our mobile lab (we drive to your street, 30 miles or less from Boulder)
  • 4 blood draws and 2 microbiome samples
  • Brief and confidential cognitive tasks and questionaries

Fill out our survey here.

If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact the CU Change research lab at 303-492-0288 or oasis.custudy@gmail.com.

Participate in a study on cannabis edibles, chronic low back pain

PRISM

Pain Research: Innovative Strategies with Marijuana (PRISM)

In this study, we want to understand how edible cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) impact health and symptoms of chronic low back pain. To better understand how varying levels of cannabinoids in the body are related to your health, we ask you to provide blood samples.

You will be compensated up to $220 for your participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are 21–70 years old
  • Have used cannabis at least once in your life
  • Experience chronic low back pain
  • Have not used cannabis to treat your pain but are interested in trying edibles to manage your pain

This study involves:

  • 1 appointment scheduled at our lab facility in Boulder
  • 1 appointment scheduled in our mobile lab facility (comes to your street)
  • 4 small blood samples
  • Brief and confidential cognitive tasks and questionnaires

Fill out our survey here. If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact the CU Change research lab at 303-492-0288 or prism.custudy@gmail.com.

Maintenance impacting campus resources this weekend

During the maintenance window from 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Campus Solutions, MyCUInfo, MyCUBoulder, Buff Portal and some of the resources accessed through these services will be unavailable. 

Services that are linked through the portals but not otherwise dependent upon them will still be accessible through direct links. Maintenance will affect systems with real-time data.

Learn more and see the list of affected services.