The Department of French and Italian

Carl Blyth Named Provost's Senior Teaching Fellow

Wed, October 16, 2013

Provost Greg Fenves announced 20 leading faculty innovators at The University of Texas at Austin have been appointed as inaugural Provost's Teaching Fellows.

The Provost's Teaching Fellows program is designed to strengthen faculty participation and governance in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), enhance faculty collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, and support specific faculty-led projects to improve teaching and learning.

"UT Austin faculty are leading exciting innovations in undergraduate and graduate teaching across the disciplines," Fenves said. "I am grateful to Pat Davis of the College of Pharmacy and the award-winning faculty who worked with our CTL staff to develop this pioneering initiative to bolster educational excellence and innovation."

As a Senior Fellow, Dr. Blyth will take on a variety of leadership roles for two years, such as leading faculty learning communities, reviewing grants to support curricular and pedagogical innovation, and participating in operational governance for CTL.  He will also work closely with the Provost, deans, chairs, other faculty leaders and CTL staff to strengthen the University's support structures for excellent teaching.  

Michael Starbird, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the steering committee for the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and a Senior Fellow, said: "The Provost's Teaching Fellows program will help to nurture UT's role as a distinctive center for excellence in educational practice and innovation.  The Academy of Distinguished Teachers looks forward to working collaboratively with the Provost's Teaching Fellows and many others to create an effective, collective effort to position UT as a global leader in innovation in higher education." 

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Congratulations, Carl!

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