On October 5, 2016, faculty and university leadership gathered to celebrate the induction of seven new faculty members into the prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
The Academy of Distinguished Teachers is emblematic of the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching. Comprising of approximately five percent of the tenured faculty in the university, the Academy provides leadership in improving the quality and depth of the undergraduate experience.
One of the first of its kind nationally when it was established in 1995, Academy members are selected through a rigorous evaluation process.
“It is exciting to honor our distinguished faculty. Their dedication to our undergraduate students and the university’s goals of educating, inspiring and preparing graduates to be leaders is truly exceptional. We are honored to have them on this campus,” said Maurie McInnis, executive vice president and provost.
Members of the Academy advise the president and provost on matters related to the university’s instructional mission; participate in seminars, colloquia, and workshops on teaching effectiveness; and serve as mentors to new faculty. Members are awarded the title University Distinguished Teaching Professor and serve for the duration of their tenure at UT Austin.