January 2020 Newsletter

Upcoming Events


Professional Development Day

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 8am

Thompson Conference Center

Email contact and registration


The 30th annual Professional Development Day Conference (PDD) is a one-day professional development conference for higher education professionals working in and around the central Texas area. Allowing for the sharing of ideas, best practices, and networking opportunities, this conference facilitates the growth of those who serve students on a college campus and thus improves the overall higher education experience for university students and employees. 



Voting Graduate Student Agency Director Application

Application: Here on Hornslink

The GSA is looking for a new Voting Graduate Student Agency Director for the spring semester. The Voting Graduate Student Agency focuses on increasing voter registration and voter turnout in the graduate student population. This will be very important as the Democratic primaries draw near!

Update from UT Libraries

New library search function: January 2020

For more information: See the FAQ section

UT Libraries will be rolling over its search engine at the beginning of January 2020. This affects mostly the back-end but should not cause significant disruption in user services. If you use your library account to make book lists, these will not be rolled over when the system changes, so you should export them as soon as possible, as the changeover will occur in early January. See the FAQ section for instructions.

Community Involvement

Council for Texas Impact

Please provide your input for the Council for Texas Impact on this survey. Your feedback will help build a report that President Fenves and other UT Austin leaders will use to guide the vision and growth of UT Austin for the next decade!

Financial Web Systems Survey

Survey link

Enterprise Business Information Technology Solutions (eBITS)--the administrative IT department that includes Human Resources, Payroll, Financials, and Workday at UT--is beginning an effort to refresh and improve our student-facing financial web systems.  Our project group is gathering feedback so that we can plan a course of action that will deliver the most benefit to students. We have created a 13-question survey, estimated to take 5-30 minutes. If you are interested in sharing with us, we would love to hear from you!

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