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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…

2018 TEP Statement on Student Evaluations of Teaching

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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

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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…

Peer Review of Teaching

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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

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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…

Teaching Awards and Special Opportunities

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In support and celebration of teaching excellence, the University of Oregon offers a number of awards and other opportunities for faculty and graduate employee teaching practices. We encourage you to explore these awards and opportunities to find ones that may intersect with your teaching goals and…

UO Winter Teaching FAQs

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This page distills policy, resources, and guidance related to fall teaching. We will continue to build it as new questions emerge. If you have a question not found here, please send it to us at tep@uoregon.edu. Keep asking! This is how we all learn to teach well during this unprecedented time.…

Recent UO Survey on Academic Obstacles for Remote Learning

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In June 2020, the University of Oregon administered a SERU Survey focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on the student experience. Of surveyed undergraduates, we received 3,859 responses (22.8%). The survey highlights the differential impact of COVID-19 on students’ experiences and their ability to…