Carole Taxis

Carole Taxis

School of Nursing
Senior Fellow

A critical issue in education is the use of best-practice teaching strategies. These strategies can infuse our students with the joy of learning and produce graduates who are life-long learners. Because UT values the faculty-student relationship and the classroom experience, the implementation of innovative and technology-enhanced strategies must be made deliberatively with resources and support for the faculty.

What was an influential learning experience that you had as an undergraduate?

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about the notion of engagement; engaging learners with each other, me as the instructor, the course material, and resources beyond the university. Exploring strategies that bring course content to relevance and watching students take ownership for their learning is very exciting. In that spirit of collaboration and dialog, I attempt to create varied learning opportunities that allow individual student choice as well activities that involve working with peers.

What is a teaching strategy that you've learned from another Fellow?

I have begun to move more content and activities that are completed prior to the scheduled class period, using the “Flipped Classroom” model. This has allowed more time in class for case analysis, group presentations, application and discussion.