What are academic affairs? Well, as students at a university, it would seem that a lot of things fall under academics. This is reflected in AA's broad missions and initiatives. In the past, AA has hosted Major Night and maintained the Advanced Research Page to help students focus in on their passions in CNS. We've run the Transfer Student Mentorship Program, an initiative that paired external transfers to mentors to help ease their transition at UT. More recently, we have organized focus groups to solicit student feedback about their experiences, concerns, and ideas. Read a little bit more about some of our other initiatives below:
In the fall we host a panel of CNS Alumni in collaboration with the Council for Diversity and Engagement that highlights the importance of diverse perspectives across scientific fields. Students who come from underrepresented backgrounds in their fields are especially encouraged to attend.
Each year, the Academic Affairs committee awards a scholarship to a student who has demonstrated exceptional service to his or her community. Applications are coordinated through the annual CNS Scholarship Common Application.
faculty and staff appreciation banquet awards (FSAB)
At the end of the academic year, NSC hosts FSAB to honor the faculty and staff that work hard to enrich the undergraduate experience of their students. Academic Affairs solicits student nominations and awards Faculty and TA/AI awards each year at this banquet.
A review in...
A Review In is a semesterly event in which a faculty or staff member comes to discuss their field of study and how it fits into the larger schemes of STEM and society. Some of our previous topics include Neuroscience, Mathematics, and Mental Health.