Gretchen Ritter, vice provost for undergraduate education and faculty governance at The University of Texas at Austin, will be leaving the university to serve as the first female dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. "I am pleased and excited to be returning to Cornell, my alma mater, but I will… » Continue Reading
Representatives from The University of Texas at Austin will present their first-year results of their pilot project to transform lower-division courses at an international higher education summit on Wednesday, June 20. The Bay View Alliance, an international network of top-tier research universities, is meeting at The University of Texas at Austin to discuss "Sustainability: From… » Continue Reading
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University Partner to Promote Student Success
A new partnership between researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University has been created to help improve teaching and learning through educational innovation and technology.
The Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment at The University of Texas at Austin will be renamed the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), effective Aug. 16, as part of an initiative by Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie to strengthen the division's role in supporting educational excellence.
Sandra Black, a renowned labor economist whose research examines how family background and early childhood experiences affect people's lives, has joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin Announces Leadership Change in Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment
Dr. Judy Ashcroft, director of the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment (DIIA) since 2001, has decided to step down, effective March 1, to focus on her responsibilities as dean of Continuing and Innovative Education, her other administrative role to which she was appointed in 2007.
Six faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for 2009-2010 for demonstrating a consistent level of excellence in teaching.
Professors Janet Ellzey and Gretchen Ritter Appointed Vice Provosts at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Gretchen Ritter, a professor of government and a fellow of the Alma Madden Professorship at The University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Janet Ellzey, professor of mechanical engineering and assistant dean for international engineering education, have been appointed vice provosts at The University of Texas at Austin, Provost Steven Leslie said Tuesday.
Gender equity, political freedom and health care are among the most pressing challenges women face around the world, scholars say
Many Voices of Feminism: In the post-feminist era of the 21st century, are the aims and goals of feminism still relevant? Will feminism survive the rush to globalization? What universal lessons can we learn from the unique ways women around the world have advanced their concerns? To spotlight the diverse issues facing women around the world, we invited eight faculty members from the Center for Women's and Gender Studies to answer the following question: What is the most important challenge facing women in the 21st century?
A public forum on the findings of The University of Texas at Austin's recently released Faculty Gender Equity Report will be held Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. in Room 212 of the university's Main Building.