Michelle Habeck, a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance in the College of Fine Arts, is the recipient of the 2019 Holleran Steiker Award for Creative Student Engagement. The Holleran Steiker Award is given to an outstanding Signature Course faculty member.
The Greater Texas Foundation has announced a new $21,966 grant to support the 2020 and 2021 Transfer Student Leadership Summits. Hosted by the Transfer-Year Experience (TYE) program in the School of Undergraduate Studies, the summit convenes students, staff, and faculty from colleges and universities around Texas to tackle the challenges associated with being a transfer student.
I have taught my UGS 303 course eight times over a five-year period, to between 100 and 150 students each time it has been offered. The size of the course is a noteworthy challenge. As noted by Hensley & Oakley (1998), “The solution is to develop innovative methods of classroom instruction that can reduce, if not eliminate, many of the difficulties inherent in the mass class.” These and other creative pedagogical techniques can be applied successfully in a broad range of courses regardless of class topic and size.
Being the first person in your family to attend college has its challenges. That’s why the university is recognizing more than 9,000 of its first-generation students—representing more than 20% of all UT undergraduates—during National First-Generation College Student Day. This year’s celebration will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 12 to 3 p.m. in Main 212 and all first-generation college students, faculty, and staff on the Forty Acres are encouraged to attend.
Moody College of Communication sophomore, Sarah Fung [second row, center in photo below], truly knows how to push expectations aside and forge her own path. Though her ultimate goal is to become a physician’s assistant, instead of majoring in biology or chemistry, Fung decided to pursue advertising in order to develop her creativity and innovation.
Question: What happens when you mix a Signature Course with a Global Cultures Flag and a Global Classroom Course? Answer: A whole bunch of engineering students who are willing to walk all the way to the Sanchez Building on the very southern tip of the university campus.
At the thirteenth annual University Lecture Series, highly-accomplished professors from across the university delivered compelling presentations to audiences of first-year students. Students were encouraged to tweet with the hashtag #UTuls2019 throughout each presentation, and UGS Dean Brent Iverson selected audience questions to be discussed by the presenters. Hosted in Bass Concert Hall by the School of Undergraduate Studies, the goal of the lecture series is to create a campus-wide conversation.
The School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) hosted three events last week to celebrate the campus arrival of the class of 2023.
Changing the world starts at home. Home to Texas is a summer internship program developed through a collaboration between the IC² Institute and the School of Undergraduate Studies that provides undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin with a chance to work in their hometowns and to learn about the core values of their communities. The program enlists the help of Texas Exes to identify internship opportunities.