The Provost’s Faculty Forum is a Fall program that provides an opportunity for full-time faculty members across the university to gather for conversations about innovative teaching. Each forum will occur over lunch in the Green Room of the McMullen-Connally Faculty Center. Each conversation will open with brief remarks from a faculty colleague. The cost of lunch is covered by the Provost’s Office.
Because of space limitations, registration is required. We will be maintaining a waitlist for each forum. If you find you are unable to attend a forum for which you have registered, please cancel your reservation so that a colleague has opportunity to attend.
The theme for the Fall 2018 Provost's Faculty Forum is "Integrating Teaching and Research."
Dr. Daniel will discuss how she has shared her own research process in the classroom as a way of modeling how to manage difficulties and stumbling blocks and to highlight the value of failure in both research and writing.
Drawing on his research and experience, Dr. Bridge discusses how to effectively incorporate games into the classroom.
In this forum, Dr. Petter shares examples of how she has successfully and not-as-successfully found synergies between her research and teaching. Forum participants will then brainstorm ways they might bring research into the classroom or teaching into their research when gaps between the two exist.
Dr. Prefume will discuss her efforts to create transformative learning opportunities through community outreach activities she uses in her study abroad classes in Japan. She will then facilitate a discussion on ways to help students see the intent and benefit of these opportunities.
Introducing students to primary texts is crucial to communicating with students the authentic textures of our chosen fields. In this forum, Dr. Miller will help participants brainstorm best practices for first selecting and productively using primary texts in the classroom.
Dr. Kebaara will outline her plan to integrate an aspect of her own laboratory’s research into an undergraduate research laboratory.
To integrate an entrepreneurial mindset in our courses, Dr. Hu will discuss how to make connections between research and teaching in the classroom.
As instructors seek to help students think and reason like scholars within their academic discipline, asking students to read, summarize, and critique journal articles and essays can help achieve that goal. Dr. Arterbury will explain how selecting articles and essays that dovetail with the instructor’s own research projects can accelerate research while also benefiting students.
This session will explore how to plan and evaluate service-learning that integrates community-based research into the classroom.
Dr. Jordan will explain how he has motivated undergraduate students to do research through a series of small group independent study courses. He will discuss how to choose appropriate topics, how to manage a small undergraduate research group and how to assess their work.
Dr. Flavin will talk about her work with Baylor’s Model United Nations team, where each semester her students research and draft professional policy papers on topics and nations that vary from conference to conference. She will reflect on how this dynamic subject material affects not only her syllabus and assignments each semester, but also how this has impacted her research agenda.
Dr. Perry will explore strategies for syllabus design that incorporate research projects. To meet research expectations while teaching classes that are not aimed at specialization in one's own discipline, creativity is needed to incorporate course materials that might also help produce publications. This session is aimed at cultivating creative strategies for strengthening curriculum while aiding in research productivity.