2017 Trends in the Academy

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Monday, June 12, 3:30–4:45 PM
Chair: James Cox, Department of English, University of Texas, Austin
Panelists: Karma Chávez, Associate Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas, Austin; Maria Juenger, Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas, Austin; David Laude, Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, University of Texas, Austin; Domino Perez, Associate Professor, Department of English, and former Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas, Austin

This roundtable will address key issues facing higher education in the early twenty-first century, including budgets; anti-factual, anti-intellectual, and anti-scientific cultural and political forces; funding for research; conveying the importance of research to the public; job placement for undergraduate and graduate students; diversity in undergraduate and graduate programs; shared faculty governance; and the future of tenure.

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