Week Six Teaching Update

May 1, 2020


As we've reached the halfway point in the term, please know that we will continue to offer any and all resources that we can to help you in your teaching. Next Monday, the UO Counseling Center’s expert outreach team will join us for a "Supporting Students’ Well-being" workshop. We hope you can be with us on Zoom at 9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. 

The Office of the Provost Faculty and GE Support Group  

Week Six Checklist

Connecting students with resources: 

Colleague to Colleague: Teaching in a Time of Crisis (II)

Faculty and GEs share examples of how they’re creating dimensions of their courses that reflect the current crisis, including ways they’re directly addressing the pandemic and supporting student resilience.

Featured this week: Melissa Baese-Berk (Linguistics), Martha Bayless (Folklore & English), Mark Blaine and Charlie Butler (SOJC), Sarah Dimakis (Psychology), Joanna Goode (COE), Devin Grammon (Spanish), Amy Konyn (Psychology), Kate Mills (Psychology), Sanjay Srivastava (Psychology), Kristin Yarris (International Studies)

Monday Workshop Series

Supporting Students’ Well-being 
with the UO Counseling Center
Monday, May 4, 2020 
Select One: 9:00-10:00 a.m., 2:00-3:00 p.m.  
Click here to join us via Zoom

Meeting ID: 233 572 809 

Join TEP/UO Online and the UO Counseling Center to discuss how instructors can support students’ wellbeing, mindful self-care, and sense of human connection. We’ll also consider how to develop academic skills like goal setting and time management that can bolster students’ sense of empowerment and resilience in your class and beyond. Learn more about what our students may be experiencing and some supportive practices that can work in different class contexts, share ideas, and discover resources UO is offering. 

See the full workshop lineup

Let Us Support You

Ergonomic Workstations 
NEW RESOURCES: UO Safety and Risk Services provides resources to support healthy work spaces including its ergonomics webpage and these worksheets on remote workstation safety and digital screens. Faculty and GEs can use this form to request a remote assessment of your workstation or access to Ergopoint, a web-based training and self-assessment program that helps ensure furniture and computer hardware are adjusted to proper heights and positions.

Loaner Hardware 
Request a mic (this can help with the quality of captioning) or iPad here

Faculty and GEs with connectivity challenges should check these resources. If these won’t work for you, some MiFi units are available via the UO Service Portal MiFi Device page

Teaching Engagement Program 
You can use this form and a consultant will be in touch.

UO Online 

Information Services 
Drop-ins for Zoom Support

Zoom Assistants   
Faculty who want a helping hand with real-time Zoom classroom management can identify a student “Zoom assistant” from within the course to receive a 30-minute training from Information Services to help scan for raised hands, monitor chat, and assist with features like breakout rooms, screen sharing, polling, and white boards. 

Select “Classroom Assistant” on the Zoom Support Request Help form