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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.

Oct. 18, 2018

President’s Award for Global Learning Teams Selected

Research teams looking into air pollution in India, housing conditions in Mexico and perceptions of skin color in Ghana are among the inaugural seven recipients of the President’s Award for Global Learning at UT Austin.

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Oct. 18, 2018

UT-Created Voting App “BeVote” Helps Educate Students

Students at UT Austin have a new tool to help them become better informed as voters with BeVote, a free cellphone app that provides accurate, nonpartisan information to enhance the voting experience.

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Oct. 18, 2018

Exhibition Charts the Rise and Relevance of the Arts and Crafts Design Movement

A detailed look at the history of the Arts and Crafts movement is the focus of a new exhibition on campus.

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Oct. 18, 2018

Our Diverging Interests are the Politics of the New Social Contract

We have a mutual interest to support a basic soical safety net. 

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Oct. 16, 2018

CIA’s First Resident Intelligence Officer Comes to UT Austin, LBJ School

The University of Texas at Austin is home to the Central Intelligence Agency’s first resident intelligence officer (RIO) under its new Visiting Intelligence Officer Program. 

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