"Having a champion, someone who wakes up each morning & ...drive(s) change forward is critical," Powers explained. "When we wanted to make real change in undergraduate education, I appointed Paul Woodruff to be the champion, eventually becoming the inaugural dean of undergraduate studies."
UT Austin’s Athletic Department will feature this school’s First-Year Experience Office at the halftime of the Texas Basketball game on Saturday, February 9. The First-Year Experience includes programs and events that create communities during students’ initial year at the university.
The Undergraduate Studies offices will be closed until January 2. If there is an emergency and you must get in touch, please check our contact page for how to do so.
A group of thirty UT students gave $100,000 to five charities this week. It’s not their money, or the University’s; it comes instead from an anonymous foundation that wants to do good simultaneously in two ways—give to charity and help students learn the ways of generosity.
An Undergraduate Studies-nominated professor, Dr. Patrick Davis of Pharmacy, is one of five faculty being honored with a President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award for his great teaching of undergraduates in the core curriculum.
Our advising center helps the university get closer to meeting its four-year graduation goals by guiding students to majors in which they can excel, allowing them to graduate quickly; and minimizing switching between majors by encouraging exploration while completing core coursework.
Meet the hard-working and enthusiastic students who help guide Undergraduate Studies. The Undergraduate Studies Council officers come from different backgrounds and interests, but agree that the main issue our students face is planning a personal path through all of the possibilities at UT Austin.
Interim Dean Larry Abraham announced the new Sanger Learning Assistance Fund Endowment, to be created with funds donated by Philip Asher Sanger. The endowment will address the specific needs of University of Texas students with learning disabilities or attention disorders.
The School of Undergraduate Studies contributed a playful and informative ‘wayfinding module’ as part of an initiative ultimately aimed at improving four-year graduation rates. The online tools help prospective students evaluate their readiness for college-level instruction and select a major.
Three Undergraduate Studies staff members will receive the 2012 School of Undergraduate Studies Staff Award: BDP Advisor & Archer Fellowship Program Coordinator Rose Mastrangelo, Administrative Associate Vicki Landrum, and Program Coordinator Will Grindle.