The Commission of 125, a group of citizens convened to express a vision on how The University of Texas at Austin can best serve Texas and the larger society in the next 25 years, has recommended a review of the university's undergraduate core curriculum and a “more demanding standard for leadership” of its academic departments and research centers.
Commission of 125 Final Report (PDF - 5.1M)
Watch Introduction Video with Commission Chair Kenneth Jastrow
Watch the Commission of 125 Video
In its final report presented Thursday, Sept. 30 to Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of the university, the commission examined topics such as the university's enrollment size, admissions policies, the quality of undergraduate and graduate programs, research endeavors and other areas. Faulkner will formally accept the report during a ceremony and celebration on the university's Main Mall near the Tower on Thursday evening.
The commission articulated a vision for the university: “The University of Texas will be the best in the world at creating a disciplined culture of excellence that generates intellectual excitement, transforms lives and develops leaders. The University of Texas will define for the 21st century what it means to be a university of the first class.”
Vital Statistics (Word document - 168K)
Commission Members and Committees (Word document - 288K)