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Spotlight & Events

FACULTY COUNCIL AT-LARGE ELELCTIONS
Final phase of Faculty Council elections March 25-April 5

FACULTY COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
Protest Deadline: March 26

GRADUATE EDUCATION TASK FORCE

TASK FORCE ON THE FUTURE OF THE UT LIBRARIES

SUMMARY OF MARCH 4TH JOINT MEETING

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.

March 25, 2019

Proposal to Regulate Human Germline Editing is Flawed

Eighteen biologists recently published a commentary in Nature arguing for a moratorium on clinical human germline editing

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March 21, 2019

Anastasiya Byelousova wants Texas mothers to survive and thrive.

Anastasiya Byelousova, '20

Major: Plan II Honors

Anastasiya is traveling across the world to search for solutions to a surprisingly big problem in Texas — maternal mortality

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March 20, 2019

Add Days to School Year? Not Unless Texas Lawmakers Address These Areas First

Texas lawmakers are considering a recommendation from the Texas Commission on Public School Finance to pay for adding up to 30 school days to the 180-day school year

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March 19, 2019

To Stoke Creativity, Crank Out Ideas and Then Step Away

AUSTIN, Texas — There is an effective formula for unlocking employees’ creative potential, according to new research from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at

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