Over 150 faculty from across the UT campus came together to identify opportunities to integrate teaching with research in innovative ways. The symposium was organized by a Faculty Working Group and table discussions were led by UT Provost Teaching Fellows.
The Campus Conversation series continued with a third conversation on April 14 from 3:00 - 4:30p.m. in the Touchdown Club inside the Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. Dr. Hazel Sive, MIT Professor of Biology and member of the MIT Task Force on Future of MIT Education, joined in a dialog with Senior Vice Provost David Laude on the projected need for changes in higher education curriculum and degree plans in the 21st century.
This Campus Conversation event discussed the unique value and future of the residential undergraduate experience. The event included remarks by Dean Brent Iverson and facilitated dialogue with students from across campus.
The first topic in the Campus Conversation on March 6, 2014 in the SAC Ballroom explored how faculty and students are using new technologies for teaching and learning. The event included a panel of leading UT Austin faculty innovators who shared their experiences and perspectives on instructional technologies. Following the panel presentation, attendees had the opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with instructional technologies with their colleagues and share feedback with the full group in an innovative, technology-enhanced format.
A Kick-Off meeting was held on February 18, hosted by both President Bill Powers and Provost Greg Fenves. The goals for Campus Conversation were discussed as well as the challenges and opportunities facing the campus.