Quickly learn about faculty news, opportunity, and resources
Quickly learn about faculty news, opportunity, and resources
University of Oregon
MAY 13, 2024
This issue of Faculty Success Summarized provides opportunities and resources for faculty development, teachingresearch, and more.
Dear faculty colleagues,
As we enter the third week of the encampment on Memorial Quad, we are especially thankful to our many faculty and instructors, who have been supporting students in a variety of critical ways, from maintaining expected instruction and schedules to teaching about timely issues to offering individual advising and mentoring to students as they process their reactions to and questions about protests.
Kris Winter, interim vice president for student life, has offered a list of resources that all our students should be aware of:
Coming up soon on May 22 and 23 are two educational events about the Middle East that will be of special interest to instructors:
  • Bridging Divides: Understanding Antisemitism and Islamophobia; May 22, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Gerlinger Lounge
  • Workshop for Educators: Understanding and Addressing Antisemitism and Islamophobia, with Hussein Ibish and David Schraub; May 23, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Lokey Education Bldg. 276
The workshop for educators will help us develop a more critical understanding of the impacts antisemitism and Islamophobia have on our students and how we might address them in our courses.
We all wish you well and are here to support your work.
Office of the Provost
  • Career Faculty should express their interest in promotion this term if they plan to be considered for AY24-25! Complete your eligibility form and notify your unit head by June 15 (for 9-month faculty) or June 30 (for 12-month faculty). 

  • Academic Impressions: Asking a person to be a mentor can provoke anxiety, but it doesn’t have to. Learn how to Make the Ask of a Future Mentor during this 30-minute webinar. 
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We know that an increasing percentage of UO students experience mental health conditions, particularly anxiety. Please visit the Student Well-being Toolkit for a reminder of what to do if you have concerns about a student's well-being and for pre-made resources you can share with your class about resources they can access and that normalize seeking support. Know you can contact tep@uoregon.edu to connect around questions or concerns you have about student mental health and teaching. 

  • Are you preparing to teach online? Participate in a practical workshop on May 16 for essential guidance that fulfills the UO policy requirement for instructors who will be teaching online for the first time in summer or fall. 

  • Apply by May 22 to join the 2024 Summer Teaching Institute, which will focus on the rapid rise of generative artificial intelligence as it impacts teaching and learning. The week-long in-person event brings faculty together from all schools and colleges for inspiration, collegial connection, critical conversation, and the creation of new teaching materials.

  • Instructors can start adding questions to their Student Experience Survey on Wednesday. Follow these step-by-step instructions to submit your questions before the survey opens on May 29. 

  • Will you be using iClicker in your classes this summer or fall? Explore this resource to find out what’s changed and learn about the decisions you and your students need to make in the move from iClicker Classic to iClicker Cloud.

  • Instructors and staff looking to expand accessibility in their courses and/or work are invited to join Designing for Accessibility: Coffee & Coworking. This supportive co-working session meets on the third Tuesday of each month in Straub 401 or on Zoom. 

  • Join the Science Teaching Journal Club this term as we explore a wide range of topics, including academic integrity, the iClicker Cloud audience response system, and ways to incorporate AI into education. This group meets Thursdays in LISB 217 or on Zoom.

  • The Neurodivergent Instructors & Staff Affinity Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month on Zoom to connect and share resources, ask questions, and find community. The next meeting is set for May 7. 
RESEARCH from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI)
  • Research Compliance Services (RCS) is offering virtual Office Hours on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. and Friday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. Stop by to discuss any topics related to your human subject research. 
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