Academic Enrichment Committee
The Academic Enrichment Committee serves to expand academics into fields beyond the classroom, be that across town or across the world. Academic Enrichment highlights and develops the parts of experiential learning that contribute to a well-rounded education at The University of Texas as well as redefine what it means to learn and what that knowledge can do for a world outside the classroom. Academic Enrichment works to build, reform, and establish programs that contribute to academic success and experience.
Current Committee Focus
Academic Enrichment Committee focuses on programs and legislations that would enhance the academics of the UT student body. Specific initiatives include: academic service-learning, study abroad, internships, technology in the classrooms, and the improvement of International Relations & Global Studies major.
Academic Enrichment Week
AE Week was established in Fall 2013 to promote the three core AE initiatives (internship, study abroad, and academic service learning) through a week-long programs. Internship Workshop consisted of an information session from Dr. Landolt on UT's various career services and online internship resources; an interactive presentation from Dr. Winslow of McCombs on resume building and interview skills; and a Q&A session with student panelists who had internship experiences ranging from large corporations to health-related practices. Study Abroad Workshop consisted of an information session from Ms. Margaret McCullers from the Study Abroad Programs Office to introduce various, major-specific study abroad programs and a Q&A session with student panelists who had study abroad experiences. Lastly, Academic Service Learning Weekend consisted of a special presentation from Dr. Moore from Architecture and Ms. Elizabeth Walsh from the Center for Sustainable Design about urban planning and a hands-on project workday at the Holly Neighborhood in Southeast Austin and Dove Springs Flood Relief Effort.
Information About Study Abroad
Academic Enrichment understands the contribution of study abroad to a well-rounded student. We encourage students to study abroad, and work to promote and educate the campus about study abroad possibilities, as well as reform current policies regarding study abroad to better serve students. We also work directly with campus-wide organizations to build a network of study abroad resources.
Currently we are dealing with the following study abroad initiatives: - The Senate Study Abroad Scholarship that provides $1000 to a student studying abroad in the fall, spring, or summer (include link to the Senate scholarship page) -Collaborating with the Study Abroad Office for a study abroad workshop that promotes the value of a study abroad experience and helps students search for credit and programs abroad that fit within their four year graduation plan
Study Abroad Information Links
UT Study Abroad Office Moody College of Communication College of Fine Arts College of Liberal Arts College of Natural Sciences McCombs School of Business Graduate Business School of Architecture Cockrell School of Engineering School of Social Work School of Law AIESEC
Major(s): Biology Honors/Certificate in Social Inequality, Health & Policy
Hometown: Austin, Texas
About: I am a Ravenclaw and an ultimate fan of Beyonce (asking me my favorite song off of Lemonade is like having to choose my favorite child). I love meta and absurdist humor, obscure coffee shops, and wholesome memes. At any time, you can find me watching children's cartoons, power napping, or looking up flattering photos of powerful world leaders.
Major(s): Communication Science Disorders and Psychology
Hometown: El Paso
About: In addition to Senate, I am a member of Communication Council. This allows me to plug into Moody College of Communication and show my pride there. I show my Longhorn Pride by being involved in Texas Royals. We do live royally! I love volunteering with Austin Speech Labs to help stroke victims in their ability to communicate.