Faculty Innovation Showcase - November 2015

The vision of the PTF program is to have broad, positive, and sustained impact on the quality of teaching across the campus through the identification and support of talented, forward-thinking, and service-oriented faculty. The First Annual Faculty Innovation Showcase celebrated the accomplishments of our first cohort of Teaching Fellows’ innovative initiatives. Each Teaching Fellow adopted an evidence-based approach to teaching/learning through a specific educational initiative. This venue provided them with the opportunity to share the insights gained with the broader academic community within the university.  View Program

The Fellows' Initiatives in a lively, 20x20 Presentation Style

Brian Bremen [English]: Graduate Student Training and Support


Carol Delville [Nursing]: Transforming Health Professional Education


David Vanden Bout [Chemistry]: Data-Drive Course Design


Jen Ebbeler [Classics]: Identifying Successful Learning Strategies


Keith Brown [Finance]: Peer Review of Teaching


Rick Neptune [Mechanical Engineering]: Integrating Computational Techniques


Sean Theriault [Government]: Teaching Mentorship


Mike Mackert [Advertising and Public Relations]: Health Communications Scholars Program


Penne Restad [History]: Transforming the Classroom

Afternoon Panel Discussions

Teaching Well with Technology

These faculty have tackled the challenge of how to incorporate technology to embody and extend the reach of good teaching techniques, including inquiry-based learning, case studies, and labs, in both small, on-campus courses and for tens of thousands of MOOC students.


Using Online Resources to Enhance Face-to-Face Courses

This panel focuses specifically on creating and curating online resources--videos, text, and activities--to enhance student learning.

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The Fellows support other faculty interested in improving their teaching by assuming roles in curating learning communities, hosting conferences, and creating other venues that facilitate the transfer of pedagogical skills and knowledge.

Provost's Teaching Fellows
About the PTF Program
Meet the Fellows
First Friday Think Tanks
Fellow Teaching Tips



Annual Reports

2015 Infographic
2015 Final Report [PDF]