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
- The midpoint of a course is the perfect time to connect with the class about how things are going, clarify and adjust expectations, and invite student reflection. Here are ideas on how to do this.
- Thinking about how to make your course more interactive? Read how active learning translates to remote courses and watch TEP/UO Online’s recent workshop.
- We are continuing to update last week’s “What Faculty Are Experiencing” post with new resources and responses to items you asked for in the faculty survey.
- Good news from Information Services: UO’s Zoom settings now include an option to restrict meetings to “only authenticated users” — those who sign in with their Duck IDs. See Preventing Zoombombing for instructions.
Connecting students with resources:
- Various units around campus are offering useful student-directed workshops about self-care and managing studying in this unusual environment. Please consider telling your students about programs from the Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center, the Accessible Education Center, the Graduate School, and the Duck Nest.
- With computer labs closed, students can use the Campus Virtual Lab to access software for most classes.
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.
Let Us Support You
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.
Teaching Engagement Program
You can use this form and a consultant will be in touch.
Drop-ins for Zoom Support
- Mondays from 9:00 a.m.-noon (through May 18): Monday Zoom link
- Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (through May 21): Thursday Zoom link
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.