Teaching News


We send this message with deep appreciation for all you’ve accomplished this year and in the hope that you have rest and relaxation ahead. 

You’ll find below information about assigning incompletes, in case that is relevant as you submit your grades. And you’ll find an invitation to debrief the past 15 months of pandemic teaching experiences as part of an upcoming listening session or simple survey. Finally, you’ll see the lineup of the big “core skills” workshops of the UO Summer Teaching Institute in July—we hope you can dip in for any or all of these remote sessions, which include new data about students’ experiences related to inclusion, a session devoted to centering wellbeing in teaching, and more. 

We hope we’ll get to connect with you in the weeks and months ahead! 

Incompletes and Canvas Access

UO standing policy states that an “Incomplete may be issued when the quality of work is satisfactory, but some minor yet essential requirement has not been completed.” The policy also states that “faculty and students should develop a contract outlining the requirements and specific deadlines for making up the incomplete. Contracts should be filed in the departmental office through which the course is taught.” 

Note that all Spring 2021 courses become read-only for instructors and students at midnight June 16. Instructors can submit a ticket to the UO Service Portal to extend those students’ access through their established incomplete deadline. 

Select "Incomplete Section" under "What do you need help with." 

What will you carry forward to fall? Survey, Listening Sessions 

Provost’s Teaching Fellows Anita Chari and Alison Gash, along with the Teaching Engagement Program, seek to capture challenges and points of pride from the past 15 months of pandemic teaching—and to look forward to fall teaching in a way that reflects and accounts for these experiences. 

We invite you to fill out this simple four-question survey. We’ll compile and share back responses and develop programming ideas based on them. 

Professors Chari and Gash will host faculty listening sessions as a chance to debrief together. We invite you to join us: 

Tuesday, June 15, 3:00-4:15 p.m. 
Monday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. 
Register here 

Register Now for Summer Institute Core Skills Sessions 

Did you know you can dip into any of the “core skills” workshops that are part of the UO Summer Teaching Institute? More than 60 faculty will participate in the entire week full of activities and revise courses based on what they discuss together. And all UO faculty are invited to join one of the interactive, large-format “core skills” sessions that start our days—it’s easier than ever to participate because these workshops will be Zoom-based. 

You are invited to join us for: 

Teaching Toward Inclusion and Belonging 
Monday, July 12, 10:20-11:30 a.m. 
—with a new focus on what we know about students’ experiences in UO classes 
Register here 

Aligned Design 
Tuesday, July 13, 10-11:15 a.m. 
Register here 

Active Learning and Student Metacognition 
Wednesday, July 14, 10-11:15 a.m. 
Register here 

NEW: Teaching that Centers Student and Faculty Wellbeing 
Thursday, July 15, 10-11:15 a.m. 
Register here 

What Should be Different About Teaching at a Research University? Inviting Students into a Culture of Inquiry 
Friday, July 16, 10-11:15 a.m. 
Register here 


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