Academy for Teaching and Learning Announces Faculty Interest Groups for Spring 2013

Jan. 23, 2013

This spring, Baylor faculty interested in brainstorming educational ideas and technologies with faculty colleagues across the disciplines are invited to join a Faculty Interest Group (FIG), a new program launched by the Academy of Teaching and Learning (ATL) at Baylor.

Provost Elizabeth Davis and ATL Director Lenore Wright have invited interdisciplinary pairs of faculty members to facilitate each of the four different FIGs that will meet monthly over the next semester to discuss topics related to teaching and learning.

FIGs are small, discussion-oriented groups on topics of interest to faculty across the disciplines and are intended to bring together faculty with diverse perspectives and experience for dialogue that will foster pedagogical development.

Information about each FIG is available at at, where faculty also can register to participate.

Spring FIG facilitators and topics are:

"Teaching with Technology"

Facilitators: Kara Poe Alexander & Bill Booth

Begins Jan. 30

"Perspectives on Women and the Academy"

Facilitators: DeAnna Toten Beard & Helen Harris

Begins Jan. 30

"Creating Significant Learning Experiences: Reading and Responding to L. Dee Fink"

Facilitators: Gia Chevis & Byron Newberry

Begins Feb. 5

"Inquiry-Based Learning in Undergraduate Science Labs: Lessons from BEARs in the SEA"

Facilitators: Tami Adair & Bryan Gibbon

Begins Jan. 30

For additional information, contact the Academy for Teaching and Learning at 254-710-4064 or