The Best of UO General Education: Planting the Seeds of Achievement
Week 7: Friday, May 17, 2013, 10:00-11:30am
Knight Library, Studio A
Join us as we consider UO “teaching moments” that senior students say were key to their intellectual development; then, a small panel of faculty members including Biology’s Judith Eisen and Comparative Literature’s Lisa Myobun Freinkel will discuss how they've redesigned courses to boost their sophistication and expand the range of ways students are asked to engage as thinkers, researchers, writers, and newly initiated members of a discipline. CAS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Ian McNeely will discuss plans to support course revision and creative teaching in the core curriculum. Participants will endeavor to articulate characteristics of excellent general education courses; we'll also discuss strategies for designing courses with these characteristics in mind, especially considering common challenges general education courses present. Special guests include Josh Snodgrass, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Undergraduate Council, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Marilyn Linton, and UO Libraries’ Barbara Jenkins.
Faculty interested in the College of Arts and Sciences' new General Education Course Redesign Initiative ( PDF File) are encouraged to attend.