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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.

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.

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

And we hope we see you at:

New Faculty Luncheon
Hosted by TEP, the UO Libraries’ Center for Media and Educational Technologies, the Science Literacy Program, Academic Affairs, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies
Week 4: Tuesday, October 18, 11:30am-1:30pm, Gerlinger Lounge

RSVP required

We invite faculty in the first three years of their UO careers to join us for a catered lunch and chance to form cross-campus connections around teaching goals and challenges. Let us offer support and substance as you begin fall term and update you about initiatives that will help shape the broader context for teaching at UO.

Inclusive Teaching: Questions for Consideration

Do I know who my students are and what assets they bring to my classroom? What efforts have I made to find out and use that information? Do my students know who I am; do they know something about my intellectual journey; do I seem interested in and available to them? Do they know how to […]

Inclusive Teaching: Part One of Highlights from TEP’s ‘Belonging’ Series

During winter and spring 2016, TEP hosted 12 events, workshops, and reading group meetings as part of its Belonging series. The series had two aims: to guide and support faculty and GTF efforts toward inclusive teaching—conveying to all UO students that their presence matters in our classes; to help create classroom communities that are ready to address […]

TEP Invites Graduate Students to Enroll in New Teaching Development Initiative

How does one become a great teacher?At TEP, we believe that great teachers engage students in meaningful learning, reflect on how to improve their teaching, and inspire life-long changes in students’ habits of mind and action. TEP’s new Graduate Teaching Initiative (GTI) offers UO graduate students structured and rigorous, yet flexible, pathways to develop as college teachers. Those who complete a series […]