Programs & Initiatives

In addition to providing consultations and workshops, TEP seeks to build community around teaching at UO, acknowledge the remarkable work of UO teachers, and leverage faculty and GE teaching insights to enhance UO’s academic mission.   

The Provost’s Teaching Academy brings together UO’s distinguished teachers—both award recipients and participants in UO’s premiere teaching development activities—into a leadership group.
Communities Accelerating the Impact of Teaching are compensated, competitively awarded faculty learning and leadership communities that investigate topics of timely interest through lenses of both pedagogical and institutional change.
The Summer Teaching Institute convenes faculty for an intensive week of focus on teaching, both through large-format core skills workshops and smaller-group topical pathways that foreground priority areas for the university.
The Science Teaching Journal Club is a partnership of the Science Literacy Program and the Teaching Engagement Program. Each week participants from across rank and discipline read, discuss, and put into practice an article exploring issues relevant to teaching and learning in college science classrooms.

Past TEP programs and initiatives have included:

  • The Working Group on Active Teaching and Learning, a partnership with the UO Libraries Center for Media and Education Technologies and Yamada Language Center, which formed three cohorts of faculty seeking support and camaraderie as they adopted more active teaching methods.
  • Duck In, a peer observation program that allows faculty to open seats in their classes for colleagues to claim them.
  • The Working Group on Classroom Dialogue, part of UO’s Freedom of Expression Series, a partnership with the Graduate School and the interactive theater troupe Rehearsals for Life, which considered the valuable, difficult work of facilitating rigorous and respectful class discussion in a turbulent political climate.

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