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Tuesday, August 21
 

8:00am

Registration & Breakfast
Check-In for the New Faculty Symposium, and breakfast catered by Tacodeli.

Tuesday August 21, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

8:30am

Welcome to NFS
Speakers
avatar for Courtney Byrd

Courtney Byrd

Ambassador, Provost's Teaching Fellows
Courtney T. Byrd is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, her master’s degree from Texas Christian University and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. In 2006, upon completion... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 8:30am - 8:40am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

8:40am

Interactive Activity
Speakers
avatar for Courtney Byrd

Courtney Byrd

Ambassador, Provost's Teaching Fellows
Courtney T. Byrd is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, her master’s degree from Texas Christian University and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. In 2006, upon completion... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 8:40am - 8:45am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

8:45am

Helping ALL Students Reach Their Fullest Potential
Learn about the extraordinary student population that comprises the heart of the Longhorn nation and the various ways you can facilitate student achievement inside and outside the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Soncia Reagins-Lilly

Soncia Reagins-Lilly

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly began serving as vice president for student affairs and dean of students at The University of Texas at Austin in September 2016. She collaborates with students, faculty and staff to help create a safe and welcoming campus where students can thrive through... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

9:00am

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This panel will discuss how our university embraces and encourages diversity in many forms, striving to create an inclusive community that fosters an open and supportive learning, teaching, and working environment.


Speakers
avatar for Liz Elsen

Liz Elsen

Director, Gender & Sexuality Center
Liz Elsen currently serves as Director for The Gender and Sexuality Center, where she has served in multiple roles since 2012.  She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 receiving Honors in Creative Writing and a degree in Dramatic Art. She went on... Read More →
avatar for Brandelyn Franks

Brandelyn Franks

Director, Multicultural Engagement Center
Brandelyn graduated from UT in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and again in 2013 with a Master of Education from the Program in Higher Education Leadership with a focus in College and University Student Personnel Administration. Specific interests within higher education and... Read More →
avatar for Leonard Moore

Leonard Moore

Executive Vice President of Diversity and Community Engagement, Division of Diversity and Communication
Dr. Leonard N. Moore is Vice President of Academic Diversity Initiatives and Professor of History at the University of Texas. After finishing high school with a 15 on the ACT and a 1.6 Grade Point Average, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in history from Jackson State University... Read More →
avatar for Victor Saenz

Victor Saenz

Chair, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy
Victor B. Sáenz is Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an Associate Professor in the Program in Higher Education Leadership and a Fellow in the A.M. Aikin Regents Chair in Junior & Community College Education Leadership... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

9:55am

Break
Tuesday August 21, 2018 9:55am - 10:10am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

10:10am

Why Students Don't Learn What We Think We Teach
Speakers
avatar for Robert Duke

Robert Duke

Distinguished Teaching Professor, Butler School of Music
Robert Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin. r. Duke’s research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, and his most recent work explores the refinement of procedural... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 10:10am - 10:25am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

10:25am

President's Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Greg Fenves

Greg Fenves

President, University of Texas at Austin
Gregory L. Fenves is the 29th president of The University of Texas at Austin. Before he became president in 2015, he served the university as executive vice president and provost and as dean of UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering. For his research and teaching, Fenves was elected... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 10:25am - 10:40am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

10:40am

Table Discussion
Moderators
avatar for Brad Love

Brad Love

Chair, Provost's Teaching Fellows
Brad Love is an Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and PR. He holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida. His primary research interests include investigating the... Read More →

Tuesday August 21, 2018 10:40am - 11:00am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

11:00am

Introduction to UFCU
Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Summerbell

Rhonda Summerbell

Senior Manager, University Relations/Higher Education Strategic Initiatives, University Federal Credit Union


Tuesday August 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:10am
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

11:10am

Lunch Option A: Blanton Museum of Art
Please join the UFCU and the Blanton Museum of Art for a viewing of some signature works at the museum and discussion about using art in your classroom.

**Please note: To attend this session, you must register in advance. If you have not registered for this session, you are invited to join Texas Athletics for their lunch.**

Tuesday August 21, 2018 11:10am - 1:10pm
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA

11:10am

Lunch Option B: Texas Athletics
Please join the Texas Athletics Association for lunch in the UT Club and a discussion led by student athletes and coaches, followed by a meeting with one of UT's mascots, Hook 'Em.

**If you have not registered for a lunch session in advance, you have been automatically registered for this session.**

Tuesday August 21, 2018 11:10am - 1:10pm
Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Suite, Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium 2139 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712

1:10pm

You Own the UT Co-Op
University Co-op, the not-for-profit bookstore serving the University of Texas at Austin since 1896 is owned by the students, faculty, and staff of the university.


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Phifer

Cheryl Phifer

CEO, University Co-Operative Society


Tuesday August 21, 2018 1:10pm - 1:20pm
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

1:20pm

Excellence in Research and Working with Graduate Students
Speakers
avatar for Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Dean, The Graduate School
Mark Smith is the Executive Vice Provost for academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin.  Smith comes to UT Austin from Purdue University, where he served as the dean of the Graduate School. In addition to his efforts as a university leader... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 1:20pm - 1:35pm
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

1:35pm

Table Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Dean, The Graduate School
Mark Smith is the Executive Vice Provost for academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin.  Smith comes to UT Austin from Purdue University, where he served as the dean of the Graduate School. In addition to his efforts as a university leader... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 1:35pm - 1:55pm
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

1:55pm

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Mentorship, and Community Across Creators of New Knowledge
Are you eager to learn ways to advance your program of research? The VPR team will share their exciting collaborative research initiatives, innovative faculty development programs and exceptional campus-wide opportunities to support scholarship.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lyon Gardner

Jennifer Lyon Gardner

Associate Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Office of the Vice President for Research
avatar for Dan Jaffe

Dan Jaffe

Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Office of the Vice President for Research
Daniel Jaffe is the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Jaffe has been a distinguished member of UT Austin's College of Natural Sciences faculty since 1986 and is the immediate past chair of the Department of Astronomy. His experience as a UT leader... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 1:55pm - 2:30pm
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

2:30pm

Faculty Affairs Overview of Promotion
A high-level review of the promotion process before breaking out into focused panel discussions.


Speakers
avatar for Janet Dukerich

Janet Dukerich

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Janet Dukerich is the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and a Full Professor in the Management Department at the McCombs School of Business. She holds the Harkins & Company Centennial Chair at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to 1989, when she joined UT, she taught at... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 2:30pm - 2:40pm
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

2:40pm

Breakout Session: Non-Tenure Faculty
Tuesday August 21, 2018 2:40pm - 3:20pm
SAC Legislative Assembly Room 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712, USA

2:40pm

Breakout Session: Tenure-Track Faculty
Tuesday August 21, 2018 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

2:40pm

Breakout Session: Tenured Faculty
Tuesday August 21, 2018 2:40pm - 3:20pm
SAC Room 2.120

3:30pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Hillary Hart

Hillary Hart

Director, Faculty Innovation Center
Hillary Hart is the inaugural director of the Faculty Innovation Center. As Distinguished Sr. Lecturer in Engineering Communication at UT Austin, Hart has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental and risk communication, technical communication, and the social impact... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 3:30pm - 3:40pm
Student Activity Center Ballroom 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

4:00pm

President's Reception
Speakers
avatar for Greg Fenves

Greg Fenves

President, University of Texas at Austin
Gregory L. Fenves is the 29th president of The University of Texas at Austin. Before he became president in 2015, he served the university as executive vice president and provost and as dean of UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering. For his research and teaching, Fenves was elected... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
President's Office, Main Building 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705, USA
 
Wednesday, August 22
 

8:00am

Breakfast & Registration
Wednesday August 22, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castaneda Library 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

8:30am

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Courtney Byrd

Courtney Byrd

Ambassador, Provost's Teaching Fellows
Courtney T. Byrd is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, her master’s degree from Texas Christian University and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. In 2006, upon completion... Read More →


Wednesday August 22, 2018 8:30am - 8:35am
Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castaneda Library 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

8:35am

Interactive Activity
Speakers
avatar for Courtney Byrd

Courtney Byrd

Ambassador, Provost's Teaching Fellows
Courtney T. Byrd is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, her master’s degree from Texas Christian University and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. In 2006, upon completion... Read More →


Wednesday August 22, 2018 8:35am - 8:45am
Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castaneda Library 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

8:45am

The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
How did you learn to teach? As part of your welcome to UT Austin you will receive The Little Orange Book, written by 16 award-winning teachers, all of whom are members of the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The goal of The Little Orange Book project and this session is to offer practical teaching tips and advice for newly hired instructors and assistant professors.


Speakers
avatar for Brent Iverson

Brent Iverson

Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Brent Iverson became the second dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies in July 2013. Iverson was actively involved in the formation of the school, first serving on the Task Force on Curricular Reform that led to the school’s creation in 2006 and then on the school’s faculty... Read More →


Wednesday August 22, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castaneda Library 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

9:00am

Building an Exceptional Team of Scholars
Speakers
avatar for Maurie McInnis

Maurie McInnis

Executive Vice President and Provost, The University of Texas at Austin
Maurie McInnis is the executive vice president and provost at The University of Texas at Austin. As the university's chief academic officer, she leads strategic planning for the university's academic mission, and ensures academic programs are world-class and aligned with the university's... Read More →


Wednesday August 22, 2018 9:00am - 9:20am
Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castaneda Library 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

9:20am

Group A - Learning From Each Other: Peer Observation
Much can be learned about teaching by teaming up with other faculty members to observe and discuss different methodologies. This session discusses how to get the most out of watching other faculty members teach and having someone observe with a reflective eye.

For additional resources about peer observation, please read this White Paper provided by the Faculty Innovation Center.

Speakers
avatar for Adria Battaglia

Adria Battaglia

UDL Specialist, Faculty Innovation Center
avatar for Anne Braseby

Anne Braseby

Faculty Development Specialist, Faculty Innovation Center


Wednesday August 22, 2018 9:20am - 10:20am
PCL Learning Lab 1A

9:20am

Group B - Wait, didn’t you already learn this? Tips for Creating Effective Research Assignments
Librarians have seen a lot of research assignments - come to this session to talk to us about strategies for identifying and teaching to the skills your students need to be strong and thoughtful researchers.

Wednesday August 22, 2018 9:20am - 10:20am
PCL Learning Lab 1B

10:20am

Group A - Wait, didn’t you already learn this? Tips for Creating Effective Research Assignments
Librarians have seen a lot of research assignments - come to this session to talk to us about strategies for identifying and teaching to the skills your students need to be strong and thoughtful researchers.

Wednesday August 22, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
PCL Learning Lab 1A

10:20am

Group B - Learning From Each Other: Peer Observation
Much can be learned about teaching by teaming up with other faculty members to observe and discuss different methodologies. This session discusses how to get the most out of watching other faculty members teach and having someone observe with a reflective eye.

For additional resources about peer observation, please read this White Paper provided by the Faculty Innovation Center.

Speakers
avatar for Adria Battaglia

Adria Battaglia

UDL Specialist, Faculty Innovation Center
avatar for Anne Braseby

Anne Braseby

Faculty Development Specialist, Faculty Innovation Center


Wednesday August 22, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
PCL Learning Lab 1B

11:20am

Title IX on the 21st Century Campus
Speakers
avatar for Krista Anderson

Krista Anderson

University Title IX Coordinator, University Compliance Services


Wednesday August 22, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am
Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castaneda Library 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

11:35am

Providing a Foundation for Academic Success
Speakers
avatar for Rachelle Hernandez

Rachelle Hernandez

Vice President for Enrollment Management, Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management
Rachelle Hernandez has been appointed senior vice provost for enrollment management at The University of Texas at Austin. She was previously the associate vice provost for enrollment management and director of admissions at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Hernandez holds... Read More →


Wednesday August 22, 2018 11:35am - 11:50am
Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castaneda Library 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

11:45am

Two-Minute Strategies for Building Student Connections
Speakers
avatar for Adria Battaglia

Adria Battaglia

UDL Specialist, Faculty Innovation Center


Wednesday August 22, 2018 11:45am - 12:10pm
Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castaneda Library 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

12:10pm

Invitation to the Community Connections Fair
Wednesday August 22, 2018 12:10pm - 12:15pm
Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castaneda Library 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

12:15pm

Community Connections Fair & Lunch
Wednesday August 22, 2018 12:15pm - 2:00pm
UFCU Reading Room, PCL 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

1:30pm

Drop-In Syllabi Support
Visit with curriculum and instructional designers from the Faculty Innovation Center and get support for your syllabi.

Exhibitors
avatar for Faculty Innovation Center

Faculty Innovation Center

Faculty Innovation Center
Born out of the 40-year-old Center for Teaching and Learning, The Faculty Innovation Center was established in the summer of 2016 to support instructional innovation, interdisciplinary collaborations, and increased opportunities for experiential learning across campus. We also inherit... Read More →


Wednesday August 22, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
UFCU Reading Room, PCL 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

2:00pm

Getting Started with Canvas
Canvas, UT Austin’s learning management system, is the supported online platform for managing your course. This workshop will provide an overview of using Canvas; how to upload and organize your content, create gradebook columns, and message your students. We have designed this workshop to give you a hands-on experience preparing your course site. Please bring a laptop and your syllabus.
For more information and to register for this course, click here.

Wednesday August 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PCL Learning Lab 3