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In 2012, The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers was established to recognize outstanding educators across The University of Texas System academic institutions. The Academy recognizes educators who have demonstrated leadership in education and are committed to improving learning across the UT System. Members of the Academy serve as the System-level advisory and advocacy group dedicated to fostering classroom innovation, promoting interdisciplinary educational perspectives, and catalyzing the sharing of best practices across campuses in the UT System.
To actively advocate for exemplary undergraduate learning across the UT System.
The Academy is a formal organization of distinguished scholars of the first order recognized for their teaching excellence, and is committed to the advancement of teaching and learning across the UT System. The goals of the Academy are as follows:
- Recognize and reward outstanding educators for their exceptional contributions
- Foster and promote improved teaching and learning across the UT System
- Foster and promote education innovation across the UT System
- Foster and promote educational discourse and initiatives across the state
The Academy approved its bylaws in March 2014. The current bylaws can be found here.