UO Professional Development for Educators
UO Academic Extension
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are links to the most frequently asked questions. Please contact us with any additional questions you may have.

About Credit and PDUs

Is it a semester or quarter hour credit?

The UO is on the quarter system.

What grading options are available?

Credit courses are pass/no pass only. The non-graded workshop option is also available.

Do I have to apply or become an admitted student to take a UO Academic Extension workshop?

No formal application or admission is necessary when taking a workshop with the credit option.

What are the credit requirements?

Academic credit can be earned by attending a workshop and participating in extended sessions and/or distance education components. These may include lunch assignments, post-workshop sessions, and activities such as follow-up discussions with the presenter or an online assignment. All credit participants are required to complete an additional out-of-class assignment.

When are assignments due?

Assignment due dates are listed in the syllabus.

Who can I talk to about the credit requirements?

Please call the PDE program coordinator at 541-346-4231 or send and e-mail to pde@uoregon.edu for additional credit information.

How can I contact the presenter/instructor?

Please call the PDE program coordinator at 541-346-4231 or send and e-mail to pde@uoregon.edu for additional credit information.

How do I get my grades?

Grades will be posted on DuckWeb at the end of the term; you can find these dates on the UO academic calendar. You can access your records on DuckWeb by using your Personal Access Code (PAC). PACs are assigned by the Office of the Registrar at the end of your initial term of enrollment.

I've lost my PAC number–how can I access my grades?

Contact the Office of the Registrar student records specialists at 541-346-2935; they will help you set a new PAC number.

How do I get my transcript?

You can request copies of your transcript online through the Registrar's website.

Can I use a credit voucher for a UO Academic Extension workshop?

Due to a recent policy change, the vouchers can no longer be redeemed for self-suppport coursework (such as the Professional Development for Educators workshops). You can use the vouchers to reduce the tutition costs of courses offered through the UO College of Education and other UO academic departments.

Are these credits transferable to another institution?

You will need to check with the institution to which the credit would be transferred. You can contact UO Academic Advising or the UO Admissions office for additional information on the University's policies.

What is a PDU?

A PDU is a Professional Development Unit. Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requires teachers to accrue PDUs for license renewal. One clock hour equals one PDU.

How many PDUs will I receive?

Clock time for most one-day workshops equals 6.5 PDUs. If you enroll in a credit course, one-quarter hour of academic credit is equivalent to 20 PDUs. All workshop participants receive a certificate of participation that verifies the number of hours of instruction associated with the workshop and the equivalent number of PDUs.

Do these PDUs meet the teacher certification requirements?

Yes, but you should check with your school district office to find out how the school district records this information.

About Registration and Cancellation

How do I register for workshop?

There are four convenient ways to register: online, phone, fax, or mail.

How can I pay for the workshop?

Payment or payment arrangements must be made at the time of registration. We accept Visa, Mastercard, purchase order or check. Your registration is pending until the check is received in the mail. If space is available, you may register on-site, but please call to confirm space is available prior to the workshop.

Do you have any special rates or group discounts?

We currently offer an earlybird discount for registrations two weeks prior to the workshop date. Check the course details for this deadline. For non-credit workshops, special rates may be available for groups of three or more employees from the same school. Call the Registration office at 800-824-2714 or e-mail the program coordinator pde@uoregon.edu for details.

What is the deadline for registering?

Registration deadlines vary by program and are listed on the Schedules and Descriptions page.

Can I register and pay on-site?

If a space is available, you can register and pay on-site. Please call the registration office to confirm.

How do I cancel or drop a workshop?

In order to receive a full refund, you must call the registration office at 800-824-2714 or e-mail no less than three business days prior to the workshops. No shows will be responsible for payment and will not receive refunds.

Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes, we accept purchase orders. Invoices are sent at the end of each month and payments are due within ten days of receipt. For special arrangements, call the registration office at 800-824-2714.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, purchase order or check. Registration is pending until the check is received at the registration office.

Do you make special billing arrangements?

Yes, please call the registration office at 800-824-2714 or e-mail academicextension@uoregon.edu.

I need a receipt–how do I get one?

Simply check the "need receipt" button online or on the registration form or, if registering by phone or fax, let the registration staff know you need one. Receipts are also available onsite upon request.

Do you offer special accommodations?

For accommodations related to disability, please call the registration office 800-824-2714 two full weeks before the date of the event so that we can make arrangements for any necessary adaptations.

About Workshop Locations

Where are the workshops held?

Workshops are held at the Baker Downtown Center in Eugene, the University of Oregon in Portland and various other locations. Please check your e-mail confirmation for specific location.

Is free parking available?

Some free parking is available in the UO Academic Extension student parking lot at the Baker Downtown Center. A parking permit will be issued at the time of check-in.

Pay parking options are available near the Baker Downtown Center and the University of Oregon in Portland; please note, UO Academic Extension does not validate parking at either site.

How do I get there?

For driving directions, click the location Baker Downtown Center or University of Oregon in Portland.

Do you have special room rates for participants?

Although we don't offer this at the present time, some area motels offer discounts.

About E-mail and Mailing Lists

How can I get a schedule?

Our website and workshop schedule is updated quarterly. We will mail it to anyone who has inquired about the program or has taken a workshop within the last three years. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, send an e-mail.

Can I get on your mailing list?

Please call the Registration office at 800-824-2714 or e-mail us at pde@uoregon.edu to add yourself to the mailing list.

How often will I receive e-mail announcements?

You will receive periodic e-mail announcements about program updates if we have an e-mail address on file. If you would like to use a different e-mail address or wish to be removed from these announcements, please call the Registration Office at 800-824-2714 or e-mail the request to academicextension@uoregon.edu.