The annual GE Day of Teaching takes place on the Wednesday prior to the start of fall term. This opportunity provides new GEs access high-quality teacher training and invites you into a vibrant and supported UO teaching community. You will work with TEP 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 21, 2022, and is currently planned to 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- From 4-5 p.m., TEP will host a Teaching Insights Form 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. 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!)