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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. 15, 2018

Dell Medical School Professor Joins Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

Public health and information technology expert Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., MSc, has received one of the nation's highest honors by being inducted as a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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Oct. 11, 2018

Don’t Underestimate the Role Underage Drinking Plays in Assaults

There is a scientific connection between sexual assault and alcohol consumption. 

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Oct. 10, 2018

Computer Science Online Master’s Degree Planned for Fall Launch from UT Austin

UT Austin, a top-10-ranked computer science program, will offer a fully online masters degree in computer science begining in the fall of 2019. 

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Oct. 9, 2018

Texas Needs to Fund Its Public Schools Differently

More of us need to understand the flaws in our state’s school finance system.

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Oct. 4, 2018

Prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellows Include UT Austin’s Inventor of ‘Cancer Pen’

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, inventor of the cancer detecting MasSpec Pen has won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, sometimes called a “genius” award.

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