UO Summer Teaching Institute

The institute is a banner event sponsored by the Office of the Provost and hosted by the Teaching Engagement Program that convenes UO faculty for an intensive, four-day focus on teaching.

The institute includes both topical pathways—on, for example, teaching online, or teaching first-year students— with their own cohorts and specialized sessions and large-format core skills workshops designed to build a shared understanding of teaching practices that are inclusive, engaged and research-led.

How to Participate

Pathways are workshops are announced in mid-spring term. Interested faculty can apply for a pathway or can express interest in a core skills workshop via a survey.

Participants selected for one of the topical pathways will receive a stipend to attend the core skills workshops and specialized sessions in their area.

Applications for the summer 2020 institute will be available during spring term 2020.

Past Pathways & Workshops


Teaching Difference, Inequality, and Agency pathway 
This pathway discussed challenging and socially and intellectually urgent teaching and learning linked to UO's new undergraduate United States: Difference Inequality, Agency, and Global Perspectives requirements.

Transformative Core Education pathway
This pathway discussed strategies for teaching key transferrable skills of a liberal arts education, working with students who resist taking required courses, and boosting student learning through the incorporation of “high impact” practices and pedagogies.

Teaching Online pathway
This pathway discussed the building blocks for high-quality online courses, begin developing your own online course, and connect to a support structure that will take you from planning through delivery and revision.


  • Teaching Toward Inclusion and Belonging
  • Aligned Course Design
  • Research-Led Practices to ‘Activate’ a Class
  • Student Metacognition
  • What Should be Different about Teaching at a Research University?