GE Day of Teaching

The annual GE Day of Teaching takes place on the Wednesday prior to the start of fall term. This opportunity provides new GEs access to high-quality teacher training and invites you into a vibrant and supported UO teaching community. You will work with TEP and campus partners such as UO Online or American English Institute to learn inclusive, engaged, and research-led teaching practices so you can begin your UO teaching career with confidence. 

The next GE Day of Teaching will be on September 20, 2023, and will be an in-person event. The schedule will include the following:

  • From 9 a.m.-12 p.m., TEP will facilitate a Teaching as the Sole Instructor session aimed for graduate students who will be teaching or co-teaching their first course as instructor of record. This session will engage participants in hands-on course design that will help them align course learning objectives, assignments, and student engagement activities, and provide a variety of strategies for building class community, facilitating interactive class sessions, and streamlining grading and feedback. The session will include a brief overview of essential technology tools such as use of Canvas. This session will be held in 245 Straub.
  • From 10 a.m.-12noon, the American English Institute (AEI) will facilitate a Teaching U.S. Undergraduates: Strategies and Tips for International Graduate Students session for new international graduate students. Many international GEs encounter challenges when first stepping into a class of U.S. undergraduates. These include linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical issues. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns, learn more about the expectations of their future students, and consider ways to approach teaching in this new environment. A panel of experienced UO international GEs will offer advice and answer questions. This session will be held in 145 Straub.  
  • From 1-2:50 p.m., TEP will facilitate sessions on Leading Discussion Sections or Leading Labs for graduate students who will have section or lab GE assignment. Participants meet in smaller size sessions to learn strategies for how to get to know students, establish clear classroom expectations, organize activities for rich discussions or productive labs, and grade more efficiently while providing meaningful feedback.
    • The Leading Discussion Sections session will be held in 145 Straub.
    • The Leading Labs session will be held in 245 Straub.
  • From 3-3:45 p.m., TEP and colleagues from UO Online will host a Canvas Features and Tools session for ALL graduate students. Focus will include key Canvas features such as the Gradebook, SpeedGrader, Discussions, and Groups.  This session will be held in 156 Straub.
  • From 4-5 p.m., TEP will host a Teaching Insights Forum that highlights important tips for managing time, balancing teaching with course work and research, supporting student wellbeing, working as part of teaching teams, and other strategies for GE instructor success. This session will be held in 156 Straub.

Departments are welcome to contact TEP to reserve spaces for your graduate students or to let us know that your students will participate in a department-led training instead of this event (we can help make sure they get to the right place!).

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