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UT System distinguished educators foster student success, best teaching practices

In 2012, top educators from the eight UT academic institutions convened to set simple but important goals: ensure recognition of outstanding teachers and foster continuous classroom innovation and student success.

They established the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers, which today is one of the nation’s only university system-level advisory and advocacy groups dedicated to improving teaching.

UT System Regents to meet Friday

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021, via conference call.

The agenda for the meeting is posted on the Secretary of State’s website. Links to the complete agenda book and live webcast are posted on the Board of Regents’ website. All times listed in the agenda are approximate.

UT System and Texas Association of Community Colleges recognize outstanding community college students

Texas’ top community college students recently were honored at the 2021 All-Texas Academic Team Virtual Medallion Ceremony, hosted by The University of Texas System and the Texas Association of Community Colleges.

A total of 131 students from 34 Texas community colleges were recognized for outstanding achievement during the virtual event March 26 which featured keynote speakers Archie L. Holmes, Jr., PhD, UT System executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Lynn Tincher-Ladner, PhD, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa.

Mental health and student safety services cited as Regents’ top priority

Numerous studies indicate an increasing number of young adults are experiencing mental health issues that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control, three out of four Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 reported poor mental health related to the uncertainty and isolation the past year has caused.

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