Faculty Innovators

How UT faculty are creating and leading a culture of innovation.
  • Anita Vangelisti

    Department Communication Studies

    "Learning how to think can change people's lives... when students are engaged in research... getting out in the world, collecting and analyzing data... its an experience they're going to take with them"

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  • Jon Valvano and Ramesh Yerraballi

    Cockrell School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Embedded Systems is designed around the idea that learning is more engaging when the students are doing things that they want to do. Launches 2/2 in edX.

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  • Tasha Beretvas

    Department of Educational Psychology

    "By enhancing our teaching and linking it to research we're going to make UT an even better place for students."

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  • Maggie Myers and Robert van de Geijn

    Department of Computer Science

    Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers (LAFF) is packed full of challenging material essential for engineers, scientists, and anyone working with large datasets. Launches January 25, 2017 in edX.

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3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This series of three interactive, engaging workshops is tailored specifically to international graduate students who are interested in developing their teaching skills. The sessions cover a range...

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Faculty Innovation Center offers Open Labs every Friday [11:00am-1:00pm] to support...

Sanchez (SZB) 450AF
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Now in its second year, the Sanger Center and the Faculty Innovation Center offer a professional development opportunity for graduate student instructors who are appointed in TA positions that don...

SZB 422


February 23, 2017 // Faculty Innovation Center: Spark Blog
When the Faculty Innovation Center celebrated its Grand Opening in the December, UT alumna Christina Raggio shared her reflections on how her... go to article »
February 21, 2017 // Austin Statesmen
When the University of Texas decided to make design a bigger part of its undergraduate curriculum, it hired Doreen Lorenzo, a former president of... go to article »
February 16, 2017 // Educause Review
Georgia Tech's nearly decade-old experiment with a robotic teaching assistant based on the IBM Watson platform has morphed considerably. Only the... go to article »
January 26, 2017 // Spark - Reflections on Transforming Higher Education
Many UT instructors are finding the “Classroom Response Systems” (CRS) to be an increasingly necessary tool for creating meaningful learning... go to article »