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Spotlight & Events

Open Monday, January 14 through February 1

Nominations open February 11 through March  1

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.

Jan. 16, 2019

MyUT Launches New App for Students

MyUT, the official portal for students at The University of Texas at Austin, is now available for download as a mobile app.

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Jan. 15, 2019

Beloved Longhorn and Chemical Engineering Legend John J. McKetta Jr. Dies at 103

AUSTIN, Texas — John J. McKetta Jr., professor emeritus and dean emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin and namesake to the chemical engineering department in the Cockrell School of Engineering, died Tuesday, Jan

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Jan. 15, 2019

Big Fines for Banks Don’t Work. We Need Better Punishment

Wells Fargo continues to make headlines — and not the kind that it wants

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