East to West and Home Again
Over the past week, I’ve traveled to Massachusetts and Colorado to talk about what we’re doing as a university and to learn from others.
In New England, I had the pleasure of being with the Boston Texas Exes for an event we call UT Game Changers on the Road. We heard a fascinating talk by faculty all-star Tinsley Oden, director of UT’s Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. (Several weeks ago we held a UT Game Changers on the Road in Dallas as well, at which Dallas Texas Exes heard from psychology and neurobiology professor Russ Poldrack.)
My trip to Colorado was to attend an annual meeting of the Aspen Symposium, three days of panels and discussion about higher education productivity among leaders from a wide variety of universities. I always come away from these summits with new ideas but also with a renewed pride in UT Austin and the leading-edge changes we’re making here. In fact, this very day we are hosting a summit on campus devoted to our course transformation initiative.
Wherever I travel across the country, I’m proud to be a Longhorn.