Programs and Initiatives


Faculty drive teaching and learning @UT. We are here to help you.

We help departments redesign their curricula.
We assist departments in rethinking the courses and pathways that students need for graduation. We offer support for gathering data and planning redesigned curricula, suggest relevant models, and build internal capacity for new teaching techniques. We connect departments with resources across campus to meet their unique goals.
We build and maintain a curated ecosystem of digital resources that support instructional practice and curriculum design.
We create helpful, research-based guidance that employs technology to reach a wide audience. Our Quick CTL Solutions offer brief clips addressing specific teaching topics, with a focus on technology tools. Short Canvas courses, like Architecting Online Learning (log-in needed), offer deeper dives into specific topics of interest, laced with examples of best practices right here at UT.
We offer high-impact services to the entire UT instructional community to promote effective teaching.
In-person events, like the First Friday Think Tanks led by the Provost’s Teaching Fellows, offer instructors opportunities to connect with each other and discuss challenges face-to-face. Our Graduate Student Development program supports that critical group of current instructors and future faculty. We offer fellowships, grants, and access to equipment for innovative faculty developing next-generation instructional practices. And we consult with individuals interested in tackling tough questions about teaching and learning.
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New Faculty Symposium

The purpose of this annual symposium is to share the university’s integrated approach to research, teaching, and service.

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New Faculty Resources

Whether you just arrived or have taught at UT for a few semesters, we have curated a list of resources around Starting Off, Teacher-Scholar, Professional Development and Creating Community @ UT.

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The FIC supports faculty, graduate student instructors, and academic units in pursuit of teaching excellence at UT. Contact us at

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Feedback on Your Teaching

Whether you are looking for feedback on your teaching from your students in the midst of the semester or making sense of your course evaluations or looking for a colleague to come into your class to observe, we have curated resources to assist you.

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Graduate Student Development

We provide opportunities to advance graduate students’ pedagogical, academic, and professional progress.

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2019 Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference

Hosted at UT-Austin, the 2019 Big XII Teaching and Learning Conference will explore new directions in teaching and learning support and welcome new audiences to the conference's scope and direction. We hope you will join us in June for a collaborative, innovative exploration of what it means to educate in colleges and universities today.

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Craft a Teaching Statement

Whether you are a faculty member preparing for tenure review or a graduate student gearing up for a job search, we provide guidance on how to craft a teaching statement.

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Curate a Teaching Portfolio

The teaching portfolio is an important collection of artifacts and reflections that describe your style and growth as a teacher. These resources offer concrete suggestions for what to include in your teaching portfolio and how to assemble it.