News & Stories From the FIC

Commons Sessions Start Tuesday

May 21, 2020

Finals are over. Grades are (almost?) submitted. Graduations are here. Although different in format, we hope the celebrations this weekend serve as a reward for all your hard work to support students. We are turning our attention towards summer and fall course planning. As mentioned last week, it will be exciting to introduce the Commons. This gathering place opens Tuesday with short video introductions to six course planning topics and links to supporting resources.

Course Planning Support! The Commons

May 14, 2020

Greetings from the FIC. We know the last couple of weeks have been very busy for everyone as this semester full of twists and turns approaches closure. Your commitment and resilience has inspired us!

Remotely Recharged: Reflections on ITL Symposium Spring 2020

May 6, 2020

On April 22, 2020, the UT Austin Inclusive Teaching and Learning Symposium adjusted to our campus closure by convening online. This vibrant community showed tremendous flexibility and commitment with over 130 participants in three interactive presentations. We encourage you to review the session summaries written by FIC team members!

Feel free to read by scrolling down the page or you may use the links below.

Inclusive Teaching and Learning Symposium Week!

April 22, 2020

We have had the pleasure of witnessing and supporting the advancement of inclusive teaching and learning (ITL) on our campus and are proud to be a part of a community that has joined together to define and promote this work.

Celebrating UT Austin Teaching & Learning

April 14, 2020

Have you found a new rhythm in our world turned upside down? Are you getting comfortable with remote teaching and learning? We hope strategies are emerging that work for you and your students! The FIC is here whether you are feeling better or still looking for solid ground.

Teaching Tips: Peer Observations and Teaching Reflections

April 8, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are all healthy and adapting as best you can to our new normal. Many of us have recently spent time restructuring our courses (as well as our daily routines), and perhaps that has focused our thoughts on what really matters. Self-reflecting on our teaching can be a very powerful tool for identifying challenges, sparking innovation, and taking time to acknowledge what we are doing well.

From the FIC: Teaching/Tech, Grants, ITL Symposium

April 7, 2020

We've been inspired to see and hear about all your efforts thus far! See our clickable list of opportunities and jump to those that spark your interest.

Delivering Assessments Remotely with Gradescope

April 2, 2020

Join us for the online workshop and learn how other UT Austin instructors use Gradescope. 

Register and reserve your spot here: https://info.gradescope.com/utaustin-workshop

The two workshops will offer guidance on how to deliver assessments remotely and outline various assessment options to meet your immediate needs, including:

Let the Teaching Begin (Again!)

March 31, 2020

We hope your first day back teaching was energizing, even as we all experience difficult times and continued uncertainty. The FIC's primary goal right now is remembering our common humanity in this moment, extending grace while navigating this new terrain.

Shared Experience: Instructor-Led Remote Teaching Conversations

March 30, 2020

Prior to the re-start of the spring semester, instructors gathered online to learn from one another as they prepared to teach in this new environment.