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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. 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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Nov. 8, 2018

Instant Answers for Cancer

Livia S. Eberlin – Emerging Inventor of the Year

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Nov. 8, 2018

The Rock Washer

UT Inventor of the Year Gary Pope

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Nov. 7, 2018

Undeterred, Gulf Fish Spawn Despite Hurricane

As extreme weather patterns threaten the Gulf Coast, new findings from UT Austin’s Marine Science Institute show some important fish species can spawn even in a severe storm

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Nov. 5, 2018

How did social media become dangerous for democracy?

UT professor Talia Stroud explains the power of what we say and do on Facebook.

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