As part of UT Austin’s continued commitment to recognizing excellence in teaching, the university is excited to announce this year’s inductees into the prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
The 2016 inductees are:
College of Natural Science, Department of Computer Science
Moody College of Communication, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Natural Sciences, Department of Astronomy
Cockrell School of Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
School of Social Work
E. Christopher Kirk
College of Liberal Arts, Department of Anthropology
Philip Uri Treisman
College of Natural Sciences, Department of Mathematics
An awards dinner and ceremony will be held in the fall to officially welcome the newest members.
Established in February 1995, the Academy of Distinguished Teachers was one of the first associations of its kind in the nation. 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. 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.