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Resources for Faculty and Departments

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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…

Professional, Inclusive, Engaged, and Research Informed Teaching at UO

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What is Teaching Excellence? Teaching at the University of Oregon is Professional, Inclusive, Engaged, and Research-informed. The University of Oregon is committed to exceptional teaching, discovery, and service. Achieving excellence in teaching means first defining it to reflect the best of what…

Aligned Course Design

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Whether designing a new course from scratch or revising an old or inherited course, it can be challenging to ensure that the content and activities of the class actual match the stated goals and objectives. The gold standard for course design is to begin the process by articulating goals for…

Welcome to Canvas Commons

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Introducing Canvas Commons at the University of Oregon, a platform for us to highlight how we teach and a place to draw inspiration from colleagues. You can access Commons if you have an instructor role in at least one Canvas course.

Core Ed Re-Approval FAQs

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The following answer questions about the Core Education summer course reapproval process.  

Core Education Templates

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For Core Education courses undergoing re-approval (courses counting toward Areas of Inquiry or Cultural Literacy requirements) submit templates explaining how the courses meets the new Senate-approved criteria. You can read more about the process and access templates at the provost office webpages…

Navigating Changes in Winter Teaching

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The University of Oregon has updated winter 2022 instructional policies in response to COVID conditions. Instructors may move courses with 20 percent or more Covid-related student absences to synchronous online instruction for a limited period of time in consultation with their unit heads and deans…

Core Education Syllabus Statements

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The value of core education is often not obvious to students. Faculty are critical for making the goals and value of core education transparent for students. You can help students embrace the value of exploration, intellectual growth, and practicing broadly applicable skills that underpin core…

Resources for Continuous Improvement

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Take the next step in refining your teaching practice with these resources

External Vendor Digital Tools in Teaching

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No UO policy de facto prevents UO instructors from using digital tools in their teaching that are not supported by the university. UO appreciates instructors’ creativity in experimenting with their teaching and with tools that may deepen student learning. However, some key considerations—…