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Welcome, New Faculty

TEP is here to support you as a teacher and help foster an imaginative, resourceful, and connected 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. Our staff consults on best practices for responding to student work, integrating technology into the classroom, establishing classroom dynamics, interpreting student evaluations, writing teaching statements, developing truly innovative assignments, and more.

And you can come to TEP to seek more satisfaction from your teaching, to forge a multidisciplinary teaching community with other scholars, and to contribute to timely conversations about higher education.

Please contact tep@uoregon.edu any time to set up a confidential consultation and check for TEPlist, our e-newsletter, which we publish about four times a term. You can subscribe yourself and see all of our upcoming events and standing resources at tep.uoregon.edu.

A packet of basic teaching resources for new UO faculty members is here.

You can check out the rooms you’re teaching in, especially their classroom technology, here.

We encourage faculty and GE’s to use transparently designed assignments–assignments that foreground (1) the purpose of the assignment, (2) advice about the task at hand/process for completion, and (3) criteria for evaluation. A template for assignment sheets is here.

Also, here are TEP’s collections of classroom interactive techniques and exercises to build students’ metacongitive abilities. And here is a list of ideas for compelling informal student writing prompts compiled by UO’s Center for Teaching Writing.


And we hope we see you at any of these upcoming workshops:


Strategies for Leading Discussion

  • Tues,Sept 26, 2-4pm
  • Tues, Oct 3, 10am-noon

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Science Literacy Program Journal Club

This fall: exploring science teaching practices that are

inclusive, engaged, and research-led.

Thursdays 10-10:50am
Lewis Integrative Sciences Building 217

Tues Sept 19, 10-11:30am

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Getting Started with Canvas, UO’s Learning Management System

  • Tues, Sept 19, 1-3pm
  • Wed, Sept 20, 1-3pm
  • Thurs, Sept21, 10am-noon

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Big Classes? Effective Use of Canvas in Multi-section Lecture Courses Friday, September 22, 10-11:30a,
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The New VeriCite, UO’s Plagiarism Detection Software
Thursday, September 21, 1-2pm
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Graduate Students: Consider Working with TEP Next Year

TEP seeks a graduate student teacher interested in pedagogical method and the scholarship of teaching and learning to join its staff next academic year as its Graduate Student Teacher-Scholar. As a full member of TEP’s team, the GE will observe and help lead workshops and consultations; consider ways for TEP to enhance its support for all […]

Duck In: Claim Your Seat Today!

We invite faculty to participate in Duck In, a week of class visits across the curriculum, May 15-18. This new program extends TEP’s mission to build a “connected campus-wide teaching culture,” creating a way for faculty to make a one-time offer of open seats—and for other faculty to claim them. Let’s break down some of the […]

SoTL Corner

TEP bases its philosophy and recommendations on the evidence-based research that comes out of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). We feel it is important for the university community to be aware of the important contributions to SoTL, so we have compiled this list of resources. Some of the entries contain direct links to […]