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NO-PROTEST LEGISLATION HOP 2-1010
Protest Deadline: February 25

FACULTY COUNCIL AT-LARGE ELELCTIONS
Nominations open February 11 through March  1

RSVP TO JOINT MEETING WITH TAMU AND UT AUSTIN FACULTY SENATES
March 4th, 10:30am-4pm, UT Etter Alumni Center
RSVP deadline: February 15

LEGISLATION PENDING FACULTY COUNCIL REVIEW
Protest deadline extended to February 8

INTELLECTUAL PROPERY, 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.

Feb. 18, 2019

Burnt Orange in the White House: Happy Presidents Day

While a statue of George Washington stands in front of the university’s iconic Tower, UT’s connections to presidents run deeper than what visitors to the Forty Acres will see at first glance

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Feb. 18, 2019

Presidents Day Offers Perspective About Being on the “Right” Side of History

We speak of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as two of our greatest presidents

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