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Welcome to OSLEP

The Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program (OSLEP) is a unique intercollegiate, interdisciplinary program designed to develop the scholarship and leadership abilities of Oklahoma's outstanding college and university students. The program is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and administered by the University of Oklahoma.

Small groups of students selected from Oklahoma's four-year colleges and universities study with distinguished visiting scholars. Students tell us over and over again that being in an OSLEP class is one of the most rewarding experiences in their academic careers because of the unique learning environment, the time devoted to one subject, and the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with a world-famous scholar and make lasting friendships with students from around the state.

Many of the visiting scholars present a free public lecture, open to the community. These programs always include a question & answer session and an opportunity to meet and talk with the scholar.

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2014-2015 CLASSES

Applications due NOW for September 2014 classes

New this Fall: Students have the option of taking the Museums in Contemporary Cultures class for 3 upper division credits or of taking a one weekend component for 1 credit.

The Role of Museums in Contemporary Cultures (3 credits)
September 27-28, 2014 in Norman, October 25-26, 2014 in Tulsa and November 15-16, 2014 in Pauls Valley/Sulpher Springs, 
Dan Swan, Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Whose Museum is it? Changes in Representatin, Authority, and Control (1 credit)
September 27-28, 2014 in Norman, OK
Dan Swan, Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Relations Between Museums, Visitors and Cultural Commumities (1 credit)
October 25-26, 2014 in Tulsa, OK
Dan Swan, Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Tribal and Regional Museums in the 21st Century (1 credit)
November 15-16, 2014 Pauls Valley and Sulpher Springs, OK
Dan Swan, Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Slavery Since Emancipation (3 credits)
January 5-9, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma
Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation and co-founder of Free the Slaves.

Public Philosophy: Sharing Your Ideas in an Anti-Intellectual Age (3 credits)
February 18-22, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma
Jack Russell Weinstein, Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life at the University of North Dakota

Digital Storytelling (3 credits)
March 4-8, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma

Evolution Road Trip: Past and Present in Oklahoma and Texas (3 credits)
March 16-20, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station, Lake Texoma
Stan Rice, Professor of Biological Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University

The Nature of Nurture: What Neuroplasticity and Culture Mean for Who We Are (3 credits)
May 13-17, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma
Ira Bashkow, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia