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College of Arts and Sciences General Education Initiative
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Faculty reflection: A large-class instructor asks students to look around
Large-class teaching presents many challenges, which I learned firsthand last term when I taught a 170-student introduction to environmental humanities course, ENVS 203. The course is part of the core sequence required for all Environmental Studies and Environmental Science majors, but also fulfills the Arts and Letters Group Requirement, which means a significant percentage of non-majors take it. It’s organized into two weekly “lectures” and separate discussion sections led by GTFs. [...]
Apply Now for Funded Working Group on Active Teaching and Learning
We invite individual applications for a 16-person, funded faculty group that will work to revise one of each member’s courses, enhancing their creativity, interactivity, rigor, and skill building in keeping with research on how people learn. In brief: research on teaching and learning indicates that active classes that ask students to grapple with authentic problems and questions, give prompt facilitative feedback, and align assignments and activities tightly and transparently with faculty goals have the potential to increase student learning. [...]
Student Polling Systems: Creating Student Engagement
Clickers are not a new educational technology: the hand-held personal response devices have been commercially available for use in college classrooms since the 1990s and are now commonplace in large lecture courses; they have been used in a wide range of disciplines to promote student interaction [...]
UO International Enrollment Nears 12 Percent, Units Seek to Shore Up Support
This is the first in a two-part series; the next piece will feature innovative teaching and advising practices in the Lundquist College of Business. At just under 3,000 students, UO’s Fall 2013 international enrollment broke records for the ninth year running: this year’s enrollment represents a 16 percent increase from just last year, and about [...]
CAS Calls for General Education ‘Renaissance,’ Invites Broad Range of
UO’s College of Arts and Sciences moved closer to its goal of driving general education reform from the grassroots up Tuesday, calling for proposals for new or redesigned courses by individuals, pairs or “clusters” of faculty. Awards range from $8,000 for individuals to $40,000 for collaborative groups, with the first of three annual rounds of [...]