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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 Calls for Applicants for First Teaching Excellence Fellow

We’re delighted to invite applications from senior members of the faculty—both tenured faculty and senior instructors—for TEP’s first Teaching Excellence Fellowships, funded by the Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education and the Division of Undergraduate Studies. The position will release two of UO’s distinguished teachers from courses during 2016 and 2017 and provide a $2,500 […]

Apply Now for Funded Working Group on Active Teaching and Learning

We invite individual applications for a 16-person, funded faculty group that will work to revise one of each member’s courses, enhancing their creativity, interactivity, rigor, and skill building in keeping with research on how people learn. In brief: research on teaching and learning indicates that active classes that ask students to grapple with authentic problems […]

TEP at 25

Twenty five years ago, with just a camera and a vision, I couldn’t have imagined how TEP would influence the teaching aspirations and achievements of so many faculty members. I also couldn’t have anticipated the positive response the program would receive from faculty across disciplines, facing different teaching challenges, in various stages of their professional […]

TEP Welcomes New Director

As TEP’s new director, I’m fortunate to inherit a professional, positive program that meets teachers of every rank and discipline with interest and care. Last year, TEP’s four staffers led more than 300 consultations with faculty and GTFs, observed about a 100 classes across the curriculum, hosted two weeks of new teacher trainings before classes […]

The Future of Higher Education: A Gaze Into the Crystal Ball

Concern about the future of higher education is nothing new, and recent discussions emphasize various factors ranging from the impact of information technology to the role of federal policy to the consequences of economic downturn, among numerous other considerations.  Almost all the commentaries agree that higher education is in flux, albeit there is much disparity […]