Faculty Innovators

How UT faculty are creating and leading a culture of innovation.
  • Tasha Beretvas

    College of Education, 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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  • Mike Mackert

    Moody College of Communication, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations

    "What is happening in the moment here at UT is not what really matters. We want to teach them to think for the long term... We are preparing them for what is going to matter."

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  • Courtney Byrd

    Moody College of Communication, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Who has influenced you the most in your career? "My students... their gratitude, appreciation, and dedication has inspired me to work harder."

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  • Sandy Leeds

    Red McCombs School of Business, Department of Finance

    Ultimately... we are giving people enough education so that they can continue to educate themselves.

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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Get an early start on creating your Canvas course(s). In 50 minutes, we can teach you the basics, plus some helpful tips to save you time while setting up your course. Please bring your laptop as...

Sanchez (SZB) 450AF
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

This session will cover the workflow of assignment creation, student submission, instructor grading and student view of instructor's feedback, and highlight ideas on effective online/digital...

Sanchez (SZB) 450AF
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


January 10, 2017 // Provost's Teaching Fellows
As we look ahead, the first few months of 2017 are going to be exceptionally busy, as we host Eyes on Teaching and recruit a new cohort of Fellows.... go to article »
January 05, 2017 // IDEO
A creative process that helps you design meaningful solutions in the classroom. The toolkit provides you with instructions to explore Design Thinking...
December 06, 2016 // Spark - Reflections on Transforming Higher Education
The common denominator of most successful degree programs is a focus on critical thinking and empathic awareness: how do I help solve problems for... go to article »
November 30, 2016 // The Scholarly Teacher
Many definitions of learning can be found across disciplines.  The one recurring concept they all have in common is a component of change. That is,... go to article »