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Upcoming Events

Duck In - Open your door, visit a class. Build and celebrate our teaching community Course Observations Monday to Thursday, May 15-18 , Celebration and Discussion Friday, May 19, 10:00-noon

Completing a Quality Review of Your Online Course Wednesday, May 24, 1:00-3:00pm, Knight Library 41

Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club Thursdays, 9:00am-9:50am or Fridays, 1:00-1:50pm, 217 Lewis Integrative Sciences Building

New Programs

New Fund Supports Your Community-Engaged Teaching

Community-engaged teaching brings course content into contact with local, national, and global communities and positions faculty, students, and community members as partners in knowledge creation.

Recognizing that community-engaged teaching may require additional resources, the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs in partnership with theTeaching Engagement Program will provide funding of up to $1,500 through a competitive funding process.
Applications are reviewed once each year for funding for the next academic year; the 2017 extended deadline is May 29. Questions about the Fund for Community-Engaged Teaching should be directed to tep@uoregon.edu. Please find a brief online application form here.

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Duck In: Claim Your Seat Today!
TEP invites participants for its first-ever Duck In week of faculty class visits across the curriculum, May 15-18, 2017. This new program extends TEP’s mission to build a “connected campus-wide teaching culture,” creating a way for faculty to make a one-time offer of open seats—and for other faculty to claim them.

Let’s break down some of the solitude around teaching and see and support each other in action. How does a colleague engage students? Introduce a difficult concept? Address a topic of urgent social concern?

Take this special chance to duck into another classroom and find out!


Graduate Students: Consider Working with TEP Next Year
TEP seeks a graduate student teacher interested in pedagogical method and the scholarship of teaching and learning to join its staff next academic year as its Graduate Student Teacher-Scholar. The GE would attend staff meetings; observe and help lead workshops and consultations; consider ways for TEP to enhance its support for all GEs through its Graduate Teaching Initiative; and have the chance to help with small-scale research projects into the teaching and learning culture on campus.[...]

SoTL Corner
TEP bases its philosophy and recommendations on the evidence-based research that comes out of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). We feel it is important for the university community to be aware of the important contributions to SoTL, so we have compiled this list of resources. Some of the entries contain direct links to the original research papers, and others are resources from the secondary literature that draw on and refer to the primary literature.  We will continue to add to the list, so check back periodically to see what’s new.[...]

Campus and National Climate: Reporting, Resources, Events
Senior UO leadership and the University Senate have reaffirmed the university’s commitment to “diversity of thought, experience, perspective, culture, and background,” condemned “all forms of discrimination,” and vowed “to work actively to protect and support all members of our campus community” (University of Oregon Leadership Statement, “Support for resolution reaffirming shared values of respect, diversity, equity, and inclusion,” Nov. 17, 2016).[...]

Transforming Education by Design group invites letters from you and your students
A faculty, student, and staff group led by Lisa Freinkel (vice provost and dean for undergraduate studies) and Ron Bramhall (associate vice provost for academic excellence) is coming together to learn from the UO community how they experience teaching and learning here, and about our highest aspirations for undergraduate education.[...]

Taking the Pulse of the Class: Inviting Students’ Midterm Feedback
Week Five marks the halfway point in a course, and it is an opportune time to take the pulse of the class by hearing from students about how the class is going. Taking time to get student feedback now–rather than waiting until the end of the term–allows you to make changes and improvements that may significantly enhance student learning and contribute to a more rewarding experience as a teacher. Even if you don’t make any significant changes, it provides you with an opportunity to discuss with students the how the why of the teaching and learning process in your course.[...]

First-Year Teaching Award Recipients Share their Insights
TEP is pleased to congratulate Erin Hunt, doctoral student in Economics, and Maggie Newton, doctoral student in Philosophy, as recipients of the Kimble First-Year Teaching Award for the 2015-2016 academic year. Named in honor of professor emeritus Dan Kimble, the award recognizes outstanding teaching by graduate student instructors who have demonstrated a commitment to professional development and reflective practice.[...]