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The Best Practices in Teaching Program

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 5pm to 6:30pm

The Best Practices in Teaching program provides opportunities to discuss teaching-related issues with new and experienced faculty and peers from across the university. This program does not take the place of programs in pedagogy that your department may offer but supplements that coursework. This program will, however, offer broader discussion of best practices in teaching than any one department or unit can offer and will introduce you to excellent teachers/mentors from across the disciplines.

Registration will be open until August 23, or until all seats are filled. Registration will allow you to be added to the Canvas course so that you will get access to the Zoom sessions.

The program will offer seven session. Individuals interested in the program need to register at the beginning of the term. Each participant will be required to attend and submit critiques of each session and a teaching portfolio. In addition, participants will be required to submit a short critique of each session they attend and, at the end of the program, a teaching portfolio that will be reviewed and returned to the participant for later use.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate acknowledging your participation in the program; this certificate should be a welcome addition to the dossier that you will need in applying for a teaching position or for retention/promotion. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and join us in the program.

  • August 25—Introduction to Best Practices in Teaching; Some Things You Need to Know About UT Undergraduate Students
  • September 1—Preparing a Good Syllabus and Constructing a Teaching Portfolio
  • September 8—Available Resources for Student Academic Success
  • September 15—How to Incorporate Writing Assignments and Oral Presentations in Your Classes
  • September 22—Library and Office of Information Technology Resources for Teaching
  • September 29—Inclusive Teaching in the Classroom: Teaching in the 21st Century
  • October 6—Making Mentoring Work for You in Your Academic/Research/Professional Career

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