News from CTL

Student walking in the shade on the UT Austin campus

CTL Summer Underway

June 15, 2022
We hope your summer is off to a great start with opportunities to recharge. CTL team members are wrapping up spring semester, planning for next year, and starting some times away. Use our Contact Us form if we can support your current courses or preparations for fall.
Partial view of the Mandelbrot set, which looks like a blue spiraling figure on top of a yellow/orange background. The spiral features shapes branching off of it that are micro-sized versions of the main shape, called a fractal.

Congratulations Fractalizing Pedagogy Fellows!

June 13, 2022
Congratulations to our first cohort of Fractalizing Pedagogy Fellows! We look forward to supporting the developing community of instructors to support each other with the goal to cultivate more accessible learning spaces.
ACUE participant Pedra Santacrus appearing on computer screen zoom meeting

ACUE Pinning Ceremony 2022

June 6, 2022
This was a group of 30 instructors who participated in the Association of College and University Educator’s course to earn a nationally recognized certificate in Effective Teaching Practices.
Student teaching and camera man filming behind her

End of semester celebrations and updates

May 2, 2022
The end of the spring semester is near. We are on the sidelines cheering you on as you get close to the finish line! In our May newsletter, we celebrate many milestones and achievements of our teaching and learning colleagues, as well as share out some resources and upcoming events available to you as the semester comes to a close.
Graphic listing the details of the Graduate Teaching Showcase presented by CTL, UT Libraries, and The Graduate School

Shining the Spotlight on Graduate Student Instructors

April 29, 2022
Lessons learned from solving puzzles in escape rooms, teaching in community schools and prisons, and leading parties at zoos were just some of the stories shared at the 6th annual Graduate Teaching Showcase presented by the Center for Teaching and Learning in partnership with the Graduate School and UT Libraries.
Graphic for Came to Listen event which shows a group listening to a male storyteller

The Stories of Teaching

April 29, 2022
The CTL's first-ever Came to Listen, a nod to The Moth, took place on April 22, 2022. This storytelling event was designed to foster and bolster teaching and learning amongst instructors.
A stack of multicolored books

Fostering Inclusive Classrooms with Open, Free & Affordable Course Materials

April 21, 2022
In Spring 2021 the OER Working Group successfully applied for a Center for Teaching & Learning Instructor Learning Community (ILC) grant. Working group members Ashley Morrison, Hannah Chapman Tripp, and Lydia Fletcher created the content and facilitated the ILC, which focused on open educational resources (or OER) -- learning materials that carry open licenses and allow anyone to freely read, share, and modify them -- and how adapting courses to incorporate OER can enhance inclusivity in classrooms.

Reflections: The Provost’s Teaching Fellows Annual Showcase

April 13, 2022
Eight members of the Provost’s Teaching Fellows program shared the results of their PTF Initiatives at the PTF Annual Showcase on Friday, April 1 in the PCL.
 Architecture courtyard with saucer magnolia tree in bloom

CTL Support for Instructional Practice

April 5, 2022
Wow, it's April. If your experience is like ours, the weeks are flying by with few opportunities to take a breath. We hope you find peace and meaning in the midst of your work. See below for what is available this month and let us know how we can support you!
Person's hands typing on a laptop

Instructor Professional Development Opportunity in 2022-2023

April 4, 2022
Do you work hard at continuously improving your teaching? Interested in documenting your work with a nationally-recognized teaching credential? The University of Texas System is awarding grants for 30 full-time instructors to participate in the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Effective Teaching Practices course. This year-long professionally facilitated asynchronous course gives you the opportunity to learn about, implement, and reflect on research-based teaching practices in the courses you are teaching in real time.