New Faculty Symposium - Fall 2015

The Provost’s Office hosted the 35th Annual New Faculty Symposium on Thursday, August 20, 2015 and Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Student Activity Center (SAC).  The Campus Conversation Faculty Development Committee, led by Dr. Hans Hofmann and Dr. Mary Steinhardt, and Learning Sciences collaborated to organize this year's activities.

The Importance of Teaching at a Research Institution

Brent Iverson, Dean of Undergradaute Studies, shares practical teaching tips and advice for newly hired faculty.

Faculty Resources Session

This session highlighted several resources at UT Austin that will support your success.

  • Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Dean of Students - Slide Set [PDF]
  • Maria Arrellaga, Chief Communications Officer - Slide Set [PDF]
  • Phil Long, Assoc. Vice Provost for Learning Sciences

Strategies for Engaging Large and Small Classes

Jay Banner, Geological Sciences, discusses how instruction that engages students increases attention, motivation, and practice of higher level critical thinking skills.

Using Collaborative and Experiential Learning

Barbara Jones, Social Work, provided an interactive session for creating collaborative and experiential learning activities in the classroom and community.

Managing the Classroom and the Teaching Assistant

Cynthia LaBrake, Chemistry, and Larry Speck, Architecture, facilitated a conversation about how to motivate the teaching team to be active partners in the learning process.

Signature Course Stories: Transforming the First-Year Experience

Lori Holleran-Steiker, Social Work, Stan Roux, Molecular Biology, and Charles Ramierz Berg, Radio-Television-Film share how the Signature Course program has shaped undergraduate core curriculum by utilizing innovatiove teaching techniques.