Programs & Initiatives

Programs & Initiatives

In addition to providing consultations and workshops, TEP and UO Online seek to build community around teaching at UO, acknowledge the remarkable work of UO teachers, and leverage faculty and GE teaching insights to enhance UO’s academic mission.   

Provost’s Teaching Academy

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The Provost’s Teaching Academy brings together UO’s distinguished teachers—both award recipients and participants in UO’s premiere teaching development activities—into a leadership group.

Summer Teaching Institute

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The Summer Teaching Institute convenes faculty for a week of focus on teaching, both through large-format core skills workshops and smaller-group topical pathways that foreground priority areas for the university.

CAITs: Learning and Leadership Communities

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Communities Accelerating the Impact of Teaching are compensated, competitively awarded faculty learning and leadership communities that investigate topics of timely interest through lenses of both pedagogical and institutional change.

Reading Groups

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The Teaching Engagement Program's open reading groups meet weekly to read and discuss books and scholarly articles about teaching and learning and consider how the ideas presented could inform participants' teaching practice.

Online Course Development Initiative

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In Summer 2020, UO launched an initiative to build asynchronous online versions of high-enrollment courses. More than 120 UO faculty partnered with instructional designers in this ambitious effort.

Past Programs and Initiatives

  • The Working Group on Active Teaching and Learning, a partnership with the UO Libraries Center for Media and Education Technologies and the Yamada Language Center, which formed three cohorts of faculty seeking support and camaraderie as they adopted more active teaching methods.
  • Duck In, a peer observation program that allowed faculty to open seats in their classes for colleagues to claim.
  • The Working Group on Classroom Dialogue, part of UO’s Freedom of Expression Series, a partnership with the Graduate School and the interactive theater troupe Rehearsals for Life, which considered the valuable, difficult work of facilitating rigorous and respectful class discussion in a turbulent political climate.