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FACULTY COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
Protest Deadline: March 26

GRADUATE EDUCATION TASK FORCE

TASK FORCE ON THE FUTURE OF THE UT LIBRARIES

SUMMARY OF MARCH 4TH JOINT MEETING

FACULTY COUNCIL AT-LARGE ELELCTIONS
Final phase of Faculty Council elections open March 25th

INTELLECTUAL PROPERY, COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS, RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, AND COMMERIALIZATION


WHAT IS THE FACULTY COUNCIL?
As The University of Texas at Austin’s Academic Senate, the Faculty Council is the guardian of the institution’s commitment to the academic principle of shared governance.  It represents the 3,000 faculty members at UT, as well as students and staff.  Its voting members are directly elected by the faculty and students.  In open meetings, the Faculty Council discusses, evaluates, monitors, and recommends on all University undergraduate curricular changes and degree programs and on a wide array of policies and procedures, including those governing faculty evaluation, workload, compensation, academic freedom, and grievances; student services, activities, admissions, and employment; and libraries, research, information technology, among others. Recommendations often originate in faculty committees, with the Administration, or with the Faculty Council Executive Committee.  The Faculty Council Executive Committee, which is elected by the Faculty Council, meets monthly on its own and also with the President, Provost, Graduate School Dean, CFO, VP of Legal Affairs, and other University Administrators to discuss pressing and long-term issues facing the University and its students, faculty, staff, and administration.

March 18, 2019

What the Ides of March Can Teach Us Today

“Beware the ides of March!” This expression is familiar to many of us because Shakespeare used it in his tragedy “Julius Caesar,” named after the famous Roman general and politician who was once the most powerful person in the world

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March 15, 2019

Landon Hackley wants to improve our health on three fronts.

Landon Hackley, '20

Major: Biomedical Engineering, Pre-med

This is what happens when an engineer, a future surgeon, and a social entrepreneur come together.

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March 14, 2019

Simple Directions From Parents Can Guide Children’s Discovery

AUSTIN, Texas — Whether it’s probing a child’s understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology

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