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.
Every year, 175 First-year Interest Group (FIG) mentors lead 3,000 students through their first semesters at UT. Two Undergraduate Studies program directors were invited to present significant improvements to peer mentor training at the 32nd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience.
Rocio Tueme will be one of 45 grid girls at the Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. She was chosen because she is well educated and speaks multiple languages, and feels comfortable carrying on conversation.
The new Ethics Unwrapped video series premieres with “In It To Win,” which explores the internal biases and external pressures disgraced lobbyist and felon Abramoff faced. UGS Curriculum Specialist Jess Miner, Ph.D., was integral in developing the ethics series.