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Contemplative Pedagogy: A Morning with Lisa Freinkel
Friday, May 2, 10:00-11:30am, Knight Library Browsing Room

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophly
Thursday, May 8, 11:00-noon, 144 Knight Library

‘Activating’ Undergraduate Education with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and Special Collections
Monday, May 12, 3:30-5:00pm, Knight Library Browsing Room

Technology Platforms for... Creating
Friday, May 23, 1:00-2:30pm, Knight Library Proctor 42

Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club
Thursdays, 9:00am-9:50am or Fridays, 2:00-2:50pm, 317 Lewis Integrative Sciences Building

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Academic Inte

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College of Arts and Sciences General Education Initiative

CAS is preparing to launch its Rippey Teaching Endowment-funded core curriculum renewal. Find out more.


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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. [...]

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 non-majors take it. It’s organized into two weekly “lectures” and separate discussion sections led by GTFs. [...]

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 and questions, give prompt facilitative feedback, and align assignments and activities tightly and transparently with faculty goals have the potential to increase student learning. [...]

Student Polling Systems: Creating Student Engagement
Clickers are not a new educational technology: the hand-held personal response devices have been commercially available for use in college classrooms since the 1990s and are now commonplace in large lecture courses;  they have been used in a wide range of disciplines to promote student interaction [...]

UO International Enrollment Continues to Rise, Units Seek to Shore Up Support
At just under 3,000 students, UO’s Fall 2013 international enrollment broke records for the ninth year running: this year’s enrollment represents a 16 percent increase from just last year, and about a 140 percent increase from five years ago, according to preliminary statistics announced at the October 28th “Serving a Growing International Student Population” meeting [...]