News Category: Inclusivity

2020-2021 Faculty Grant Showcase

April 8, 2021

On Febraruy 26, 2021 the FIC hosted the annual Grants Showcase, which invites current recipients of the FIC’s Undergraduate Teaching Grants, Instructor Learning Community Grants, and the DIY Microgrants to share their project outcomes and future goals.

FIC Spring Break Update

March 12, 2021

We know everyone is ready for and deserves much-needed respite during spring break! As this week wraps up, we are celebrating the work you continue to do in service of our campus community. Read on for the latest FIC news and what's on the horizon.

ITL Symposium Fall 2020

Dec. 1, 2020

The Inclusive Teaching and Learning Fall Symposium, which took place on the mornings of October 27 and 29, was our first attempt at a completely virtual full-length Symposium, and we were delighted and inspired by the immensely impactful workshops presented.

Creating & Curating Online Content

Nov. 19, 2020

See below for our latest infographic and a link to the ITL Symposium keynote address. Also, be on the lookout for more information about the FIC holiday party. We send our best wishes for a restful Thanksgiving holiday!

Assessing Student Learning

Oct. 28, 2020

How can we best assess student learning in online/hybrid courses? Explore strategies in our latest infographic. In addition to FIC news and partner updates, note "Embracing Discomfort" (Nov. 2) to help navigate moments of classroom conflict.

RSVP for Oct. 27 & 29 ITL Symposium

Oct. 23, 2020

Please join us for the sixth biannual Inclusive Teaching and Learning Symposium, taking place on October 27 and 29 from 9:00am-12:30pm. 

Disability Studies Awareness Speaker Series Kicks Off

Sept. 7, 2019

The Disability Studies Awareness Speaker Series is a monthly event organized by the Texas Center for Disability Studies in partnership with colleges across the University of Texas.

Be Yourself and Learn Computer Science

Aug. 29, 2019

What do you do for fun?  Knit or sew?  Watch movies?  Read?  Play sports or video games?  Play an instrument?  Listen to music?  Dance?  Spend time with family and friends?

Now, think back to the last time you thought about STEM: science, technology, engineering, or math.  Did it give you as much joy as your favorite activities?

"Plus-One" Thinking: A Framework for Inclusive Teaching

June 6, 2019

Next week the Faculty Innovation Center is hosting the Big XII Teaching and Learning Conference, and one of our fabulous keynotes is Thomas J. Tobin. I first had the fortunate opportunity to meet Tom during an Educause course he taught on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Since that time, Tom has modeled for me, as he does for countless others, how to effectively and innovatively implement UDL in higher education.

Othering, Belonging, and Gathering at UT and Beyond

May 13, 2019

This April I had the opportunity to attend the Othering and Belonging 2019 Conference, hosted by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California-Berkeley. The three-day, biennial conference focuses on what the Haas Institute’s mission to investigate social hierarchies based on power differentials and resource access (you can find more about the Haas Institute and the Othering and Belonging Journal here).