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Campus and National Climate: Reporting, Resources, Events

Senior UO leadership and the University Senate have reaffirmed the university’s commitment to “diversity of thought, experience, perspective, culture, and background,” condemned “all forms of discrimination,” and vowed “to work actively to protect and support all members of our campus community” (University of Oregon Leadership Statement, “Support for resolution reaffirming shared values of respect, diversity, […]

UO Class of 2020 Reads Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me; Campus Community Joins in Year-Long Common Reading Activities

How can I get involved? Consider teaching the text. More than 35 courses across the curriculum—from Human Physiology to Writing to Dance—have already adopted the book this academic year. UO’s Common Reading Web site is a rich repository of resources on Between the World and Me, including an original teaching guide by program coordinator Sharon Kaplan […]

Thinking Beyond the ‘Two Cultures’

At a recent conference on student learning outcomes and assessment, I sat at a table with some professors of natural science who were lamenting the lack of appreciation for scientific knowledge in higher education and society at large.  As an example, one observed that at a cocktail party consisting of scholars, no one would be […]

Universal Design in College Instruction

At some point during one’s teaching experience an instructor has most likely come across a situation where a student needed a level of support not normally planned for within  the syllabus and curriculum development.  This student may have had a physical limitation such as needing wheelchair access to the classroom, or a student may have […]

Intelligence and Learning

This week Elly Vandegrift is a guest blogger. She’s  a new TEP staffer who is also a study skills instructor with the Teaching and Learning Center here at the University. Her dual appointment gives her great insight into the student side of the teaching/ learning relationship. How do you define the “smart” students in your […]