FAS Core Values Awards

May 9, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

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,

En Español

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.

Performance Appraisals, Flexible Work, and Employee Appreciation 2022

April 27, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

Annual performance appraisals provide employees and managers a valuable opportunity to start a two-way conversation about goals and career pathways while also assessing any flexible work arrangements that may be in place.

Changing COVID-19 guidance for UT Austin and FAS

March 22, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

In this week’s COVID-19 newsletter from the executive committee, you may have noticed changes in how the university is talking about masking, COVID-19 testing and general health and wellness recommendations.

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.

FAS Storytelling: Black Staff Experience

Feb. 22, 2022

The FAS EDI Committee will host a virtual event for staff who identify as Black to share their personal stories about their contributions and experiences at work and within their communities. The forum will also explore ways we can support and elevate an inclusive workplace for all.

FAS EDI Committee Partners with HealthPoint on “Deserving of Joy: The Impact of Trauma on the Black Community and the Quest for Keeping the Joy”

Jan. 26, 2022

To commemorate Black History Month, the FAS Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee and HealthPoint are hosting their third gathering of the Building Community During Times of Change series.

    PMCS embraces honor of restoring the John S. and Drucie Chase Building

    Nov. 1, 2021

    John Saunders Chase, the first African American student to graduate from the UT School of Architecture and the first licensed Black architect in Texas, designed a 1,450 square-foot building in central east Austin that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

      University Closure and Timekeeping Guidance

      Feb. 3, 2022

      Dear FAS colleagues,

      I hope you all are safe and warm today.  Per President Jay Hartzell’s message yesterday afternoon, the university campus is closed until further notice. The university will provide an update to the community this afternoon regarding plans for Friday’s campus operations and for the weekend.

      Ongoing COVID-19 challenges and the role of flexible work

      Jan. 25, 2022

      Dear FAS colleagues,

      On the heels of President Jay Hartzell’s message to students and employees about changes to spring semester instruction and operations, I wanted to help frame how this impacts FAS. While the move to more in-person instruction starting Jan. 31 is an important one, we must continue to acknowledge and confront the challenges of the ongoing pandemic and how campus density may impact our employees and our work.