May 5, 2020
To support and develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin, 26 faculty members have been awarded grants to develop experiential learning activities and assignments in new or existing classes. As part of the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) Faculty Course Developer Program, the faculty members will receive support from ELI program leaders and the Faculty Innovation Center (FIC) to plan, design, and teach an experiential learning component and a two-year stipend of $5,000 per year.
The selected faculty members will also attend workshops and experiential learning course design sessions with ELI program leaders and consultants from the FIC. The faculty members will teach the new or enhanced course within the next two years and will work with ELI on assessing the results.
“We’re excited for our second cohort of this program especially during a time that requires new and unconventional teaching methods,” said Hillary Hart, director of Experiential Learning Initiatives. “I appreciate the support from our ELI ambassadors who assisted with the selection process, and look forward to collaborating with the creative and talented faculty members in our program.”
The 2020 cohort consists of faculty members from the College of Education, College of Fine Arts, College of Natural Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, McCombs School of Business, and the Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
Last year's cohort included faculty members from Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, Moody College of Communication, School of Architecture, and School of Nursing.