Research-informed Teaching is one of four pillars of teaching quality defined by UO and includes:

  • Instruction models a process or culture of inquiry characteristic of disciplinary or professional expertise.
  • Evaluation of student performance linked to explicit goals for student learning established by faculty member, unit, and, for core education, university; these goals and criteria for meeting them are made clear to students.
  • Timely, useful feedback on activities and assignments, including indicating students' progress in course.
  • Instruction engages, challenges, and supports students.

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Teaching Excellence

Teaching at UO

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…

Creating a Community of Inquiry in Online Classes

Teaching and Learning Topics

An educational community of inquiry is a group of people who work together to develop personal meaning and reinforce mutual understanding via critical dialogue and reflection. Creating a community of inquiry in your online courses can lead to highly engaging and meaningful learning experiences. In…

Student Success Toolkit

Teaching Toolkits

Faculty efforts to promote student success can have a huge impact, not just in individual classes but across students’ experiences at UO. Faculty can promote student success through (1) deliberate course design and teaching practices and (2) by guiding students’ development of knowledge and…

Core Education Syllabus Statements

Teaching at UO

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…

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Teaching and Learning Topics

2020 witnessed some of the most passionate protests for racial justice seen in the US and globally since the Civil Rights movements, awakening a new consciousness of the depths of structural anti-Black and racist violence. In the past year we also collectively bore witness to an unfathomable number…

Bringing Remote Teaching Strategies Forward to In-Person Classes

Teaching and Learning Topics

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…

Designing for Academic Integrity

Teaching and Learning Topics

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

Teaching and Learning Topics

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

Teaching and Learning Topics

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

Teaching and Learning Topics

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…