About This Project

The University of Texas System

Overview

The Little Orange Book captures reflections, tips and commentaries on teaching and learning from the members of the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Its many vignettes span a wide range of topics and teaching interests, from establishing a safe learning space to classroom silences, from curriculum development to modeling the best teachers, and from giving thanks to those teachers who came before us to leaving our own legacies. The Little Orange Book is the perfect text for first-time college instructors who are just getting started on their instructional careers, as well as longtime faculty who have many experiences in the college-level classroom.

Creation Process

This book is written exclusively by members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. This program of recognition for teaching excellence started in 2012, and there are now a total of twenty-nine faculty members, and two emeritus members, from across the UT System and beyond. To the editors’ knowledge, this is the only system-wide academy of teaching excellence in the entire nation.

 This book was edited by Art Brownlow, Beth Brunk-Chavez and Weston Rose. Support from the University of Texas System was provided by Weston Rose. The Little Orange Book was published first in April 2015 in a print version that still is available for purchase. In March 2019 an interactive, multi-touch version of the book was published on the Apple Bookstore for Apple devices. This version of The Little Orange Book published by Mavs Open Press will allow users of other devices to access the book in a digital format. The book features commentaries, which are included as pop-ups in the web version and in the last pages of the PDF download.

Welcome

Dr. Catherine Ross, PhD – President of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

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The Little Orange Book by The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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