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Spotlight & Events

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 3,000 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.

July 19, 2019

Take a Warm Bath 1-2 hours Before Bedtime to Get Better Sleep, Researchers Find

AUSTIN, Texas — Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin may have found a way for people to get better shuteye

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July 18, 2019

When Should Banks Chase Debts? New Method Could Help Them Decide

AUSTIN, Texas — Like Kenny Rogers’ gambler, who has to “know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em,” banks face financial risks and uncertainty when deciding when to chase consumers who default on their credit card payments and when to let them go

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July 17, 2019

When Research and Education Cross-Pollinate

Freshmen learn how to do research while increasing our understanding of biodiversity

The post When Research and Education Cross-Pollinate appeared

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July 17, 2019

Space is Rapidly Becoming a Landfill, So We Need Space Laws

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is cause for great celebration and appreciation for the ingenuity of humankind

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