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Spotlight & Events

LAUNCH OF FACULTY COUNCIL FACEBOOK PAGE AND TWITTER ACCOUNT

LAUNCH OF THE DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF THE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

GRADUATE STUDENT FUNDING RESOLUTION

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ACADEMIC ANALYTICS TASK FORCE, SPRING 2018

SCHOLARS AT RISK ANNUAL REPORT

2019-2020 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR THE GENERAL FACULTY AND FACULTY COUNCIL

GRADUATE EDUCATION TASK FORCE

TASK FORCE ON THE FUTURE OF THE UT LIBRARIES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, 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 3,700 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.

Aug. 21, 2019

Noninvasive Modeling Technology Aims to Better Assess Risk of Heart Attack

AUSTIN, Texas — The National Science Foundation has awarded $550,000 to fund a collaborative new research project to develop a noninvasive, computational modeling technology for assessing the likelihood of a heart attack in patients with high levels of plaque

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Aug. 21, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs Launches Urban Lab Initiative

AUSTIN, Texas — A new “do-tank” that will inform future urban policy and create strategy for cities in Texas and beyond has been established in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

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Aug. 20, 2019

Video: Understanding the Zebra Mussels Problem

From Texas to New York, freshwater sources are being invaded by a tiny but disastrous creature that no one seems able to stop

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Aug. 19, 2019

Testosterone has a Complicated Relationship with Moral Reasoning, Study Finds

AUSTIN, Texas — Although some studies have linked high levels of testosterone to immoral behavior, a new study published in Nature Human Behaviour finds testosterone supplements actually made people more sensitive to moral norms, suggesting that testosterone’s

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