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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

 

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.

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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty



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.




This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 15, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.