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Providing Equitable Access to Course Content During COVID

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The University of Oregon’s Academic Council states that, for fall 2021, “Instructors should ensure that absent students have equitable access to course content” and “clear communication and make-up protocols in place for students to follow if students are going to be or have been absent.” What…

Bringing Remote Teaching Strategies Forward to In-Person Classes

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To engage students in remote learning, many instructors adopted new strategies or innovated existing practices in creative ways.  As we transition forward to in-person classrooms again, we can bring many remote teaching strategies along with us, providing us a bevy of dynamic options for…

Acknowledging Ongoing Impacts of Racialized Violence

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The past year has been a painful one marked by the continuation of racialized violence perpetuated against Black people and other people of color. For many, the trial of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd resurfaces deep grief, anger, and pain, and the recent killing of…

Designing for Academic Integrity

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Faculty have used four main assessment strategies to strengthen academic integrity, regardless of teaching modality:  Scaffolding assignments is a key way to both enhance learning and deter academic misconduct.  Because scaffolding provides a number of touchpoints before submitting for summative…

Communicating for Academic Integrity

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The communication practices below have been instrumental for many faculty and graduate student instructors in supporting greater academic integrity in their classes. Reflect on what we believe about students and why they engage in academic misconduct, as our beliefs influence the tone and…

How UO Students Think About and Plan for Academic Integrity

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All incoming first year and transfer students going through the IntroDUCKtion Student Orientation now complete a Canvas module called Ducks Have Academic Integrity. We asked students completing the module in fall 2021 if they would give us permission to share some of their responses to two…

Academic Integrity at UO

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The University of Oregon is home to a vibrant and diverse intellectual community. We are committed to introducing students to the work of cutting-edge scholars, researchers, and practitioners as well as to respecting students as scholars, researchers, and practitioners.  Creating a strong…

Inclusion & Class Climate

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Inclusive Teaching is one of four fundamental pillars of teaching quality at UO. It engages and values every student and attends to the social and emotional climate of the class. Inclusion is enacted through particular choices faculty make in their presentation of self and content, and through…

Powerful Endings and Reflection

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A powerful way to end a course is to provide students an opportunity to reflect on the knowledge they’ve gained, the skills they’ve developed, and the learning processes they have experienced, including a possible transformation in how they understand the world or perceive themselves as learners or…

'Welcome Modules': Opening the Door to Your Canvas Course

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A Welcome Module is a “place” in your Canvas course where you orient students to the course: its academic content, how it is organized, and the technology you will use. It is also helpful to provide students with guidance on strategies they can use to succeed in the course. Finally, you can use the…