Academy Conferences


The UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers, in collaboration with UT System Faculty Developers, hosted a series of presentations and conversations about the relationships between teaching, learning, and wellbeing. Faculty experts from the UT System offered a unique agenda encouraging instructors and graduate students to reflect on our experiences and innovatively plan for what comes next for our colleagues, our students, and our programs.  Topics included strategies for teaching and assessing wellbeing, the healing impact of learning, cultivating bursts of joy by creating dynamic connections with students, and supporting fixed-term contact or nontenure-system faculty.  Participants both generated implementation plans and reflected on their implementation of ideas for teaching as wellbeing. 

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The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers’ 

Virtual Conference on Teaching in Texas 

On April 7-9, 2021, The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers hosted a three-day virtual conference on the topic of teaching in higher education in the state of Texas. Approximately 300 faculty members from across the 13 UT institutions attended sessions in which they were invited to reflect, collaborate, and imagine what’s next for teaching and institutions. 

Watch the Conference Recordings Below: 

Day 1, April 7 – Improving the Culture of Teaching and Learning on Campus 

Day 2, April 8 – Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Day 3, April 9 – Compassion, Connection, & Change 

2021 ADT Conference Resources