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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. 10, 2018

Females Prefer City Frogs’ Tunes

Urban sophistication has real sex appeal — at least if you’re a Central American amphibian

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Dec. 6, 2018

Liberal Arts Student Awarded British Marshall Scholarship

AUSTIN, Texas — Laura Hallas, a Plan II honors, economics and health and society senior at The University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of a 2019 British Marshall Scholarship

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Dec. 5, 2018

UT Austin Remembers Late President George H.W. Bush

The University of Texas at Austin is joining people across the nation to celebrate the life and legacy of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W

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Dec. 5, 2018

Dell Medical School, Community Partners Tackling Critical Health Needs for Austin’s Homeless Through Innovative Mobile Care Team

AUSTIN, Texas — Of the more than 7,000 people who experience homelessness in Travis County each year, many have complex health problems as diverse as heart disease and asthma

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Dec. 5, 2018

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards UT Professor $2.5 Million for Innovative Neurodegenerative Disease Research

AUSTIN, Texas — Ning “Jenny” Jiang, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dell Medical School’s Department of Oncology, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg

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