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Four Faculty Members Take 19 Students on Williams-Funded Adventure… A Few Things They Learned

by SOJC Professor Deborah Morrison, TEP Guest Writer As teachers and learners, we recognize that experiences outside the classroom spark new ways of thinking and doing for students and faculty. But what does it take to make sure the learning experience and the daily living experience intersect in the best of ways? Let’s start with this: our […]

Thinking about Course Learning Objectives

As the University asks faculty to begin adding course-level learning objectives to our syllabuses, here are ideas for what these might look like, and how they can be useful to faculty and students. If you have a favorite learning objective for your course—one that really crystallized something for you, or changed your classroom practice in […]

AEI Surveys Faculty on ‘International Student Academic Needs,’ Responds to FAQs

A faculty survey created by UO’s American English Institute (AEI) explored the classroom implications of UO’s growing international student population. Distributed to all faculty in January by the Office of Communications, it garnered 223 responses representing 49 departments. The AEI, a unit of more than 100 faculty within the Department of Linguistics, is charged with offering […]

Faculty reflection: A large-class instructor asks students to look around

Large-class teaching presents many challenges, which I learned firsthand last term when I taught a 170-student introduction to environmental humanities course, ENVS 203. The course is part of the core sequence required for all Environmental Studies and Environmental Science majors, but also fulfills the Arts and Letters Group Requirement, which means a significant percentage of […]