As educators we've been rigorously prepared as experts on our subject matter, but who bothered to tell us how to teach? Knowing our discipline is different from knowing how to communicate it effectively, manage a classroom environment, or assess or improve teaching strategies.
The University of Oregon supports the teaching endeavors of its faculty and graduate students through the Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP), a division of The Teaching and Learning Center.
The Teaching Effectiveness Program offers a variety of activities and services supporting the academic community in its focus on teaching and learning, such as obtaining feedback on teaching performance and improving undergraduate instruction. TEP services are free to all who teach— faculty members, graduate teaching fellows (GTFs), staff and university departments. All consultations and midterm feedback services are confidential.