DISCOVERY LEARNING SEMINAR
The Discovery Learning Project hosts monthly seminars at The University of Texas at Austin featuring speakers with expertise in discovery teaching techniques or panels of the Discovery Learning Project participants sharing their progress in implementing innovative teaching strategies.
Next luncheon seminar.
FACULTY MENTORING PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
The purpose of the faculty mentoring program is to provide all incoming tenure-track junior faculty with guidance on teaching that will benefit both the faculty and their students. Department chairs have identified excellent tenured faculty to mentor junior faculty. These mentors have demonstrated both excellent teaching and solid research. Mentors will have access to Discovery Learning funds that can be used to have luncheon meetings with the faculty to whom they are offering assistance. Mentors and their junior colleagues will discuss teaching strategies and observe each other's teaching.
Additionally, Mark Daniel (Discovery Learning Coordinator) and Gail Carmack (Hewlett Coordinator) are available to sit in on classes and offer teaching strategy assistance. The Educational Advancement Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation have provided the funds that make this mentoring program possible.