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Spotlight & Events

LAUNCH OF THE DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF THE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

GRADUATE STUDENT FUNDING RESOLUTION

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ACADEMIC ANALYTICS TASK FORCE, SPRING 2018

SCHOLARS AT RISK ANNUAL REPORT

2019-2020 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR THE GENERAL FACULTY AND FACULTY COUNCIL

GRADUATE EDUCATION TASK FORCE

TASK FORCE ON THE FUTURE OF THE UT LIBRARIES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, 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.

June 19, 2019

UT Austin’s Frontera Named 5th Fastest Computer In The World

AUSTIN, Texas — The Frontera supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) earned the #5 spot on the twice-annual Top500 list, which ranks the world’s most powerful non-distributed computer systems

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June 19, 2019

Celebrate our Cultural Bond This Juneteenth

The irony of Juneteenth is that while African Americans are celebrating a holiday that commemorates the abolition of the last remaining enslaved Africans in Texas, many African Americans have been socialized to distance themselves from Africa and Africans

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June 18, 2019

Texas Ranked #1 in Global Service in the State and #11 in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Austin has numerous outstanding rankings, so it should come as no surprise that among its many accolades is a ranking that recognizes the Longhorn spirit of service

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June 17, 2019

UT/TT Poll: Texas Voters Split Evenly on Reelecting Trump in 2020; Biden and O’Rourke Lead Democratic Pack

AUSTIN, Texas — Given the choice of reelecting President Donald Trump or voting for someone else, Texas voters are equally divided, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll

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