Faculty projects will be showcased from the second cycle of UT Austin’s Course Transformation program. During this panel presentation, faculty participants from the departments of Economics, English and Psychology will speak to the UT Community about their goals for the first year, key activities, lessons learned and plans for the future. First cycle participants from the school of Biological Sciences, the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the division of Statistics and Scientific Computation will provide highlights of a maturing course redesign and address the challenges of sustainability.
The Showcase will be webcast at this URL: http://bit.ly/CTLWEBCAST_02_06_2013. See it live or on-demand.
The Course Transformation Program aims to redesign large enrollment, lower division classes to improve student learning and early college success. A transformative course redesign involves the identification, development, and adoption of appropriate evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning. Learn more about the program and its goal of enhancing the undergraduate educational experience at UT Austin.
Chemistry 301 uses trained undergraduate students to act as peer learning assistants in their flipped course to enrich the in-class learning experience. Read more to learn how this is accomplished.
General chemistry addresses student misconceptions by actively engaging the students, polling their ideas, and listening to their discussion.
Can you really teach economics by creating a Halloween candy frenzy in your class? A year ago, Beatrix would not have seriously entertained a question like this. Last week, she created such a frenzy. What changed? The answer is CTP, the Course Transformation Program.