Innovation

Celebrating Winners of the 2022 FAS Core Values Awards

June 30, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

When we launched the FAS Core Values Awards program back in May, it was with the intent of honoring our colleagues who exemplify our FAS Core Values of Diversity, Innovation, Integrity, Service, Stewardship, and Teamwork as we work towards strategic planning for FAS that will inform future awards.

June 30 - You’re Invited to the FAS Employee Appreciation Celebration

June 23, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,  

Please take some time and join me on June 30 to celebrate your contributions and reward yourself by participating in the FAS Employee Appreciation festivities.

FAS Appreciation Event less than 2 weeks away

June 17, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

The FAS Appreciation Event is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to seeing you in person.

Next Steps for Data to Insights Initiative, Data Governance

May 27, 2022

We write to you today with an important update regarding the Data to Insights (D2I) initiative and our continued efforts to align UT’s data resources and modernize our technology operations across campus. Since we launched D2I in February, much progress has been made, and work is well underway to expand the new Data Hub, engage the campus community through workshops, and develop new analytical reports to help us achieve the goals outlined in Change Starts Here: UT’s 10-Year Strategic Plan to Increase Impact.

Data to Insights (D2I) Initiative Underway

Feb. 2, 2022

We are excited to announce the launch of Data to Insights (D2I), a new campus-wide initiative that will help better align our data resources to inform effective and timely decision making, as well as further enable UT’s strategic planning efforts. As co-sponsors, we will be working with deans and university leaders to engage stakeholders across campus and ensure these efforts are aligned with the broader strategic planning process.

FAS Core Values Awards

May 9, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

As I mentioned in my recent email about the university’s 10-year strategic plan, there is room within the plan for all of us to make a difference, and we in FAS, as individuals, will be recipients of positive changes to come. One aspect of the plan calls for us to honor and recognize staff achievements more frequently and clearly.

What the UT Strategic Plan Means for FAS

May 4, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

This week President Jay Hartzell officially released the university’s 10-year strategic plan titled “Change Starts Here: UT’s Strategic Plan to Increase Impact” with the goal of becoming the highest impact public university in the world.

FAS Language Services Pilot

March 1, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

As the university’s strategic planning effort continues moving forward, FAS is also renewing its focus on talent management which requires us to be intentional in how we approach engaging employees. We want to not only achieve our business objectives but also encourage and support connections between employees, their leadership and their peers. Our decisions around how we recruit, retain, lead, develop and promote employees have an impact on all that we do in addition to the individual experience of each employee.

Thank you for another successful year

Dec. 13, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

As we approach the end of 2021, I want to thank all of you for your outstanding work keeping our university operating smoothly in the face of challenges while also advancing the university’s mission by embracing innovation and teamwork.  

EDI Committee collaborates with IRRIS to provide meaningful EDI Learning Survey results

Nov. 16, 2021

In September 2021, the FAS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee launched a survey of FAS staff to gather ideas for enhancing EDI awareness and education for the portfolio. The committee developed questions for the FAS EDI Learning Survey and sought advice on how to refine them from FAS Leadership, Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems (IRRIS), and Learning and Development.