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Teaching in Turbulent Times

(This session is for faculty only.)
Week 2:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:00-11:30am
Knight Library Browsing Room
Hosted by the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, United Academics, the Teaching Engagement Program, and the Center on Diversity and Community
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In a climate of heightened political tensions, increased complaints about faculty and student classroom behaviors, and real vulnerabilities for some members of our community, this session will address classroom management issues, setting and reinforcing expectations for how class will be conducted, and how a network of university officers from, for example, Student Life, AAEO, and the UO Police Department, can support teaching and learning.

The session will open with a report from the provost’s office about its response to two recent disruptions of fall-term classes, including its recommended protocols for dealing with disruption. We invite you to discuss further resources and support you and your colleagues and students might need. Then we will workshop several drawn-from-life scenarios—these have been selected to reinforce participants’ understanding of relevant law, policy, and resources, and also to prompt our reflection on the pedagogical implications of our responses.

Participants will leave the session with a set tools including recommended response protocols, an understanding of formal and informal reporting and support networks around classroom issues, and teaching strategies to share with their department colleagues.