Office of the Dean
Main Building, Room 202
110 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G8000
Austin, Texas 78712-1509
Phone: 512-475-7000 | Fax: 512-475-7068
The UT core curriculum requirements, shared by every undergraduate, are designed to put the major coursework into a broader intellectual context, incorporating the perspectives of a wide variety of disciplines. Visit the Center for the Core Curriculum for more information.
Signature Courses, are interdisciplinary courses for first-year students taught by faculty from every college and school. Signature Courses cover a vast array of topics and incorporate required common elements that cultivate a community of learners.
Flagged courses, found in every department, ensure that all students acquire skills in writing, independent inquiry, and quantitative reasoning, while being exposed to content relating to cultural diversity, global cultures, and ethics and leadership. View flag proposal tips and find other faculty/staff resources relating to course flags here.
The School of Undergraduate Studies uses a team-based process involving faculty, staff, and students in assessing core courses, flagged courses, and signature courses.
Teaching support and resources are available to all UT professors.
Signature Course faculty receives training before classes begin and participates in round table discussions throughout the semester that offer opportunities to ask questions and exchange thoughts and ideas with fellow instructors.
Sanger Learning Center works with departments and professors to identify courses and TAs that would be a good match for the Supplemental Instruction program. Typically, SI supports large-enrollment (100 or more students), historically-difficult (high D, F, Q, and W rates), lower-division courses.
We are proud to work with the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in an initiative to support promising young faculty.