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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. 14, 2018

Prominent Foreign Affairs Fellowship Awarded to Liberal Arts Student

Quimberly Jasso, an international relations and global studies senior at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a 2019 Thomas R

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Dec. 12, 2018

Indian Ocean May Be More Disruptive to Tropical Climate Than Previously Believed

AUSTIN, Texas — The Indian Ocean played a far greater role in driving climate change during the most recent ice age than previously believed and may disrupt climate again in the future

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Dec. 12, 2018

Two UT Engineers Elected to National Academy of Inventors

AUSTIN, Texas — Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, and Alex Huang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been selected as fellows in the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2018

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Dec. 12, 2018

Spinal Cord Injury Could Throw Off Body’s Internal Clock, Study Shows

AUSTIN, Texas — Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin suggests such injuries could throw off the internal clock of the entire body’s daily activities, from

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