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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.

Dec. 18, 2018

The Problem for Asian-American Children: Too Successful, Not Diverse Enough

Universities preach ethics. It is time they practice what they preach

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Dec. 17, 2018

Happy Holidays from Texas

What do you get when you combine Longhorn spirit, holiday joy, and sodium polyacrylate? Watch this video to find out.

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Dec. 17, 2018

Varun Rai Named New UT Energy Institute Director

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce that Varun Rai will be the new director of the Energy Institute beginning Jan

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Dec. 17, 2018

New Shale Gas Drilling Methods Boost Production Potential, Study Finds

A new analysis of the nation’s major shale gas plays has revealed that the amount of natural gas that can be technically recovered from future well locations has increased by 20 percent compared with an estimate made about five years ago, even while active drilling

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Dec. 17, 2018

Trump Wrong to Threaten Electric Vehicles and Solar Subsidies

Many people’s reaction to President Donald Trump’s recent threat to eliminate electric vehicle subsidies for General Motors or his view that subsidies for solar power are too high is probably: Who really cares? Unless we’re about to buy an electric vehicle or a

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