President Spaniolo on KERA
The August edition of KERA's CEO with Lee Cullum
features UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo and focuses on a
University on the rise. Spaniolo discusses current challenges facing
administrators in higher education, including reductions in state
funding and political debate about faculty workloads. Spaniolo also
shared details about the College Park District, the 22-acre, multi-use
development currently under construction, and its role in revitalizing
downtown Arlington. Watch an encore presentation of CEO at 10:30 p.m.
tonight, Aug. 29, on KERA/Channel 13 in North Texas. The full episode is
available online at http://www.kera.org/2011/08/26/james-spaniolo-the-university-of-texas-at-arlington/.
The Dallas Business Journal
reported that University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa
and the UT System Board of Regents authorized up to $50 million to
create the Institute for Transformational Learning last week. One of the
goals is to establish UT institutions, including UT Dallas and UT
Arlington, as world leaders in developing and implementing best-in-class
resources for online learning
The website University Business
featured a story about online innovative web-based approaches to higher
education being piloted around the state and being embraced by students
and some faculty and administrators. The article originally ran in The
Texas Tribune. It cites UT Arlington as an innovator for its online
programs in nursing and education.