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.
Interim Dean Larry Abraham will formally dedicate the Sanger Learning Center on Monday, November 12 at 3 p.m. in JES A115. Stop by to see the Center’s new, renovated space and hear news about a new endowment.
This funding encourages undergraduates to get involved in research early. One winner receives $1,000 to be used towards funding research. Eligible applicants include students assisting a faculty member with a research project and those conducting independent or partnered research.
The committee seeks a “strong and visionary leader with a national academic reputation, significant administrative experience, demonstrated ability for consensus building, and a passion for teaching and creating world-class, innovative undergraduate education at a top-tier research university.”