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Connecting Students to TLC Support

One way to help your students improve their academic success in and beyond your classroom is to highlight resources available in the University Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). TLC offers academic support for all students, from the freshest of freshmen to seasoned transfer students, from strong and capable learners to those struggling simply to stay […]

The Science of Good Teaching: Program Invites Wide-Ranging Innovation

Action! It’s 2 o’clock on Monday of Week Nine. Professor of Biology Judith Eisen and Associate Professor of Chemistry Andy Berglund’s Biology/Chemistry 140: “Science, Policy, and Biology” students—just over 90 of them—are settling into pod-style tables dotting HEDCO 220. Today’s topic: genetic testing and gene modification. This is one of 21 new or significantly revised courses […]

UO Faculty Define the ‘Best of Gen Ed’

At TEP’s “Best of UO General Education” event May 17th, College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Ian McNeely presented telling statistics to about 40 faculty attendees: • UO has 777 group and multicultural requirement satisfying courses; more are added every term. • Calculated in terms of student credit hours, general education courses bring […]

Getting Students to Think Critically

As part of my job here in the Teaching Effectiveness Program, I help facilitate the Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club in partnership with the University of Oregon’s Science Literacy Program (SLP).  The SLP’s goal is to improve the general population’s science literacy by specifically addressing the topic in a variety of 100-level science courses.  In […]

Skill Building with Content

I often hear from instructors that students desperately need to build basic skills, but there’s no time in a ten week course to develop these skills along with all the content that needs to be covered. And besides, don’t students need basic skills before they can really work with the intellectually challenging material. But […]