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Academic Innovation

Academic Innovation

The Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation

Quote " “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that have not been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Karl Fisch, educator and Huffington Post contributor

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTEI) is committed to the advancement of teaching and learning at the University of Texas at Tyler. Faculty Fellows involved in the Academic Innovation Initiative provide resources and guidance to foster the professional growth of faculty, promote creativity, and foster innovation in teaching and learning.

Faculty Fellows in the Academic Innovation Initiative strive to ensure that we are constantly improving our teaching through the use of innovative tools and pedagogical strategies in order to provide learning experiences where our students are prepared to address the unknown problems of the future. We are committed to providing our fellow faculty members with access to various learning innovations.

Current Academic Innovation Initiatives include:

  • High quality professional development
  • One to one mentoring
  • Development and advancement of Hy-Flex Courses
  • Enhancing student engagement in the classroom and online environments
  • Using emerging technologies such as
    • Infographics
    • Online portfolios
    • Augmented reality
    • QR codes
    • Digital games
    • Social media applications
    • Online labs and simulations
    • iPads in the classroom
  • Developing and providing online resources
  • Classroom observations
  • Assistance with syllabus construction
  • Discipline specific innovations
  • Effective methods of assessment
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