Provost's Teaching Fellows
The Provost’s Teaching Fellows program is designed to strengthen faculty participation and governance in the Learning Sciences, enhance faculty collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, and support specific faculty-led projects to improve teaching and learning.
2015 Fellow Highlight
Teaching Fellow Brad Love, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, shares his insights about teaching and learning at UT.
Learn More about the other 2015 fellows.
Teaching Fellow Initiative Update
Teaching Fellow Mike Scott, Computer Science, is tackling the issue of higher failure rates of students with little to no programming experience in introductory programming class. The experimental section has reduced the large class meetings and added two programming lab sessions limited to 25 students. During these lab sessions, students build experience by writing code in class which allows them to ask questions and get feedback.
Learn More about Mike's initiative.
First Friday Think Tank Recap - October 2015
Katie Dawson | Department of Theatre and Dance
Hook 'em into Learning explored research-based teaching strategies that improve student engagement and creative thinking across all disciplines. It begins with "hooking" students into the key learning topic and/or inquiry at the start of a class. Next, we explored strategies to activate dialogue in the classroom. The session ended with individual reflection through a strategy called It Made Me Think and group discussion about why the quality of interactions in our classrooms matters.
Learn More about this idea and explore past First Friday Think Tanks.
Fellow Teaching Tip: Imagine a World with No Gravity
Mike Mackert | Advertising and Public Relations
I’ve often found it both fun and useful to give students a problem for which there are no wrong answers. It just lets them wander a bit to explore ideas and see how one concept might lead to another.One of my favorite ways to do this comes from A Whack on the Side of the Head, which I pose to students as: Imagine a world in which there is no gravity for one minute each day. What would the room we’re in look like? What would campus and Austin look like? What would humans look like?
Learn More about Imagine a World with No Gravity and other teaching tips.
November 24, 2015 // Educause
Assisting faculty with the instructional integration of information technology and optimizing the use of technology in teaching and learning are... go to article »
November 18, 2015 // Provost's Teaching Fellows and Learning Sciences
To showcase, celebrate, network, inform, and inspire. We had a wonderful event on 11/6/16 in the Smith bldg of the Blanton Museum where faculty from... go to article »
November 16, 2015 // Katie Dawson - Department of Theater and Dance
Hook 'em into Learning explored research-based teaching strategies that improve student engagement and creative thinking across all disciplines. It... go to article »
November 06, 2015 // Mike Mackert, School of Advertising and Public Relations
I’ve often found it both fun and useful to give students a problem for which there are no wrong answers. It just lets them wander a bit to explore... go to article »