PTF Summer Lunches

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May 17, 2023
PTF Faculty Showcase

The Provost’s Teaching Fellows 2023 Cohort are hard at work designing their three-year PTF initiatives, and use the summertime as an opportunity to share out their progress with other PTFs and collect feedback on their initiative proposals. 

Below are the initiative topics currently being explored and refined by this year’s incoming Fellows.

  • Julia Campbell, Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
    • Mentored2Mentor: Increasing the number of clinically certified supervisors in Texas by beginning supervision training in graduate school
  • Krishna Kumar, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
    • Teaching Engineering through Murder Mysteries
  • Samy Ayoub, Middle Eastern Studies & Law School
    • Teaching Law and Religion
  • Stacy Sparks, Chemistry
    • Innovations in Large Classes: Building a faculty network to encourage, engage, and support teaching innovation in large class sections
  • Jules Elkins, Sustainability Studies
    • Expanding and Strengthening the Sustainability Studies Degree
  • Layla Guyot, Statistics & Data Science
    • Offering Real-world Research Opportunities for Students Enrolled in Statistics and Data Sciences
  • Angie Beasley, Computer Science
    • Developing CS Elements 'roadmaps' for CS Elements students toward classes that will be most relevant and useful to their future goals
  • EG Gionfriddo & Andrew Dell’Antonio, Theatre and Dance, Music 
    • Building Rigorously Compassionate Syllabi: Fostering Individual Accountability and Community Care
  • Robert Carroll, Communication Studies
    • Empowering queer and under-represented faculty and grad students to share their stories
  • Ann ThijsBIO Instructional Office
    • Early Exposure to Data Skills in Introductory Biology Sequence


If you’re interested in learning more about the PTF program or any of these Fellows’ initiatives, you can find information on their website.