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Upcoming Events

‘Make the Big Class Feel Small’ Workshop and Celebration
Tuesday, December 13, 3:00-5:00pm, Columbia 150

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Do you teach a class of 150 students or more?

Join TEP’s Teaching Excellence Fellow, Dr. Sierra Dawson, from the UO Department of Human Physiology, for a chance to come together as a community—meet one another, share strategies, and get ideas for how to make the big classroom feel a bit smaller. See the community blog site Making the Big Class Feel Small for more information.



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First-Year Teaching Award Recipients Share their Insights
TEP is pleased to congratulate Erin Hunt, doctoral student in Economics, and Maggie Newton, doctoral student in Philosophy, as recipients of the Kimble First-Year Teaching Award for the 2015-2016 academic year. Named in honor of professor emeritus Dan Kimble, the award recognizes outstanding teaching by graduate student instructors who have demonstrated a commitment to professional development and reflective practice.[...]

UO Class of 2020 Reads Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me; Campus Community Joins in Year-Long Common Reading Activities
How can I get involved? Consider teaching the text. More than 35 courses across the curriculum—from Human Physiology to Writing to Dance—have already adopted the book this academic year.[...]

Welcome, New Faculty
TEP is here to support you as a teacher and help foster an imaginative, resourceful, and connected teaching culture at the University. You’ll have us as backup throughout your UO career: join us to discuss course design nuts and bolts, or to breathe new life into a course you’ve taught for years. Our staff consults on […]

Inclusive Teaching: Questions for Consideration
Do I know who my students are and what assets they bring to my classroom? What efforts have I made to find out and use that information?
Do my students know who I am; do they know something about my intellectual journey; do I seem interested in and available to them? Do they know how to address me and feel welcomed to? [...]

Inclusive Teaching: Part One of Highlights from TEP’s ‘Belonging’ Series
During winter and spring 2016, TEP hosted 12 events, workshops, and reading group meetings as part of its Belonging series. The series had two aims: to guide and support faculty and GTF efforts toward inclusive teaching—conveying to all UO students that their presence matters in our classes; to help create classroom communities that are ready to address [...]

TEP Invites Graduate Students to Enroll in New Teaching Development Initiative
How does one become a great teacher?At TEP, we believe that great teachers engage students in meaningful learning, reflect on how to improve their teaching, and inspire life-long changes in students’ habits of mind and action. TEP’s new Graduate Teaching Initiative (GTI) offers UO graduate students structured and rigorous, yet flexible, pathways to develop as college teachers. Those who complete a series […]