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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Peter Hess (associate professor, Germanic
languages) submitted the following resolution on behalf of the International
Studies and Programs Committee. On December 4, 2001, the committee passed
the resolution in support of international studies at the University.
In light of the events of September 11, the committee felt that such
a renewed and explicit commitment was necessary, and has requested that
the secretary bring the resolution before the Faculty Council for discussion
and approval. The secretary has classified this resolution as general
legislation. The Faculty Council will take action on the resolution
at its meeting on January 28, 2002.
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
In view of the renewed significance of
international awareness, and recognizing the role of the University
in producing informed global citizens, the Faculty Council recommends
a strengthening of foreign language learning, on-campus international
area studies, and experiences abroad for all UT students. Moreover,
it calls upon the entire University community to commit all necessary
support to the education of international students at UT. The Council
further recommends that the University administration set aside sufficient
resources to maintain and enhance current programs in these critical
areas, and to pursue new initiatives to develop UT as a premier institution
for international and foreign area studies.