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Faculty Innovation Center December 2019 Newsletter

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December 2019

We can't wait to see you at our holiday party on Dec. 11! Also, scroll down to hear reflections from ITL Symposium attendees and see a preview of spring 2020.


Two-Minute Teaching Tips

Looking for practical suggestions to wrap up a semester or start a new one? These and other topics are covered in our collection of short videos


FIC Holiday Party

Join us on December 11 to relax, unwind and build community with old and new colleagues. We'll have plenty of food and drinks. Please RSVP here and we look forward to seeing you!


Canvas for All Seasons

The Canvas team is offering a full slate of December and January workshops to support you through the end of fall and beginning of spring. In addition, there are many sessions of open office hours for drop-in support at the FIC (SZB 450). 


A Preview of Spring 2020

  • Events: Back to School (1/16), Eyes on Teaching (2/12-2/13), Grants Showcase (2/28), Graduate Teaching Showcase (3/6), ITL Symposium (4/21)
  • Teaching Prep Series: A series of 15 workshops for graduate student instructors
  • PTF Spring Forward Sessions: Inclusive Teaching and Learning (2/26), Spaces to Thrive (3/24)
  • Workshop Series and Book Club: Series on Collaborative Learning, Blended Learning, and Universal Design for Learning. Plus, join the FIC Book Club to discuss "Creating Wicked Students" (Hanstedt).

See the details on our updated Flyer


New from FIC Partners 

OER Meetup
Friday, December 6, 9:00-11:00 in PCL 2.358
Explore, experiment, and create with fellow university faculty, students, and staff as we engage with principles of open pedagogy and the creation and use of open educational resources (OER) in a flexible co-working environment. Come and go as you please. Light refreshments will be provided. More information is here.

Faculty Leaves: Everything Faculty Need to Know
Tuesday, December 10, 2:00 - 3:30pm in TNH 2.111
This session is designed to answer any questions that faculty might have about policies and procedures for personal faculty leaves. This includes modified instructional duties,family medical leavefaculty sick leave, and extensions to tenure-track assistant professors' probationary period (i.e., time to tenure).
Facilitator: Dr. Tasha Beretvas, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

New Libraries Search Tools System
On January 7, 2020, the UT Libraries will launch a new search tools system to improve patrons’ research experience and help the Libraries better manage their resources. Please be sure to see the project FAQs for specifics about your information in the current system and important dates that will affect services prior to launch. Contact the Libraries if you have any questions.



We hope you enjoy this recap of the November ITL Symposium!



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