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Resources for Faculty and Departments

Teaching at UO

The Teaching Engagement Program has created the following templates and guidance for individual reflection and presentation, departmental reflection, and for eliciting meaningful feedback from students: Teaching Profile Exercise   This exercise supports individual reflection about UO teaching…

Instructor Reflections

Teaching at UO

The Instructor Reflection is a centrally administered survey, intended to assist faculty in documenting and archiving your ideas for continual course improvement as well as provide a mechanism to place your own voice into the Teaching Evaluation process at the course level. It is also one way for…

2018 TEP Statement on Student Evaluations of Teaching

Teaching at UO

UO student evaluations of teaching (SET) recently--and substantively--changed. These changes are described in detail in the Teaching Evaluation pages. Part of the rationale which spurred the Office of the Provost and the University Senate to support these changes is preserved below. This historical…

Student Feedback

Teaching at UO

Students have distinctive, valuable insights to offer about the teaching and learning experience, though student feedback should not be a stand-alone measure of teaching quality. New student experience surveys approved by the University Senate in 2018 and 2019 organize student feedback around…

Teaching Portfolios

Teaching at UO

A teaching portfolio is a brief and comprehensive factual description of teaching activities and accomplishments that highlights what is unique or effective about an individual's approach to teaching. Currently, teaching portfolios are being used at colleges and universities across the nation for…

Self Presentation

Teaching at UO

An instructor's self-presentation is a crucial part of the Continuous Improvement and Evaluation of Teaching system, especially how instructors are engaging to develop and refine their professional, inclusive, engaged, and research-informed teaching practices. Self-presentation materials should…

Peer Review of Teaching

Teaching at UO

Peer review of teaching is the written assessment of a class observation—achieved entirely through Canvas course review for online asynchronous courses—and the contextual material informing that observation (e.g., syllabus, faculty member’s self-assessment, other framing information provided by the…

Teaching Evaluation

Teaching at UO

Teaching is evaluated at the University of Oregon for a variety of reasons, including for promotion and tenure, contract renewal, and assignment of merit raises. Because these applications are so important to faculty members and the university, evaluation instruments and processes must be as…