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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.

Nov. 16, 2018

Overflowing Crater Lakes Carved Canyons Across Mars

Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps

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Nov. 15, 2018

UT Austin Chemist Livia Eberlin Named a Moore Inventor Fellow

UT Austin faculty member is identified as one of the 50 inventors who will shape the next 50 years

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Nov. 14, 2018

More Than 20% of UT Undergrads are First-Generation College Students

UT joined colleges and universities across the country to #celebratefirstgen by hosting its inaugural on-campus event.

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Nov. 14, 2018

Texas Student Research Showdown 2018

These undergrads are doing research to change lives. Their next challenge: how to tell the world about it

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Nov. 12, 2018

New Technology Identifies Disease-Fighting Cells at High Speed in High Volumes

A new technology that identifies disease-related antigens and T cells that could potentially destroy them could speed the development of new therapies to treat diseases as diverse as influenza and cancer

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