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Teaching Excellence

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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…

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—…

Instructor Reflections

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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…

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…

Teaching at the UO FAQ

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This FAQ features questions about supporting students, student conduct, accessibility, and other issues that arise related to teaching. Who Are Our Students? To What Support Can I Direct Students? How Should I Design for Accessibility? What Capabilities Does my Classroom Have, and What Online…

TEP Statement on Student Evaluations of Teaching

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UO student evaluations of teaching (SET) have 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 Senate to support these changes is preserved below. This information may…

Student Feedback

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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

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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

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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…