TEP’s inclusive, engaged, research-led framework offers grounding for faculty development, allows for unit-level revision, and reflects the distinctive promise of a UO education. This broad but meaningful definition of teaching excellence is used by the Provost’s Teaching Academy and in the nomination process for Williams fellowships and distinguished teaching awards.
The Teaching Engagement Program is here to support you as a teacher and develop an inclusive, engaged, and research-led 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.
Teaching evaluation at UO uses multiple windows into faculty teaching philosophy and practice, including peer review, student feedback, and faculty members’ own self presentation. The Office of the Provost and UO Senate are re-considering UO’s teaching evaluation instruments and protocols to mitigate bias and ensure evaluation supports the development and enrichment of UO’s teaching culture.  
UO faculty are asked to author learning objectives for every course and academic program. But articulating what students should ultimately be able to do is more than a pro forma exercise—it’s a chance to build courses and programs around what matters most.
The University of Oregon acknowledges and celebrates teaching excellence through a vibrant suite of teaching awards. Learn more about how to nominate yourself or a colleague.
A pillar of teaching excellence at UO, inclusion—conveying to all UO students that their presence matters in our classes—is the work of deliberate teaching choices that are essential to student learning. Learn more about inclusive teaching and creating and maintaining a productive classroom climate.
As instructors increase use of online teaching platforms as part of UO's continuity plans, TEP is collecting teaching ideas to maintain the integrity and interactiveness of teaching in an online format.
This FAQ features questions about supporting students, student conduct, accessibility, and other issues that arise related to teaching.

TEP’s archive of resources from its workshops and events is always available to you in addition to the materials here. Please email if you are interested in sample start-of-term student survey questions, concrete techniques for boosting students’ metacognition, interactive strategies for the classroom, principles and practices for leading productive class discussion, and more.