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Robert Gilbert - UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Teachers

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May 4, 2016

Robert Gilbert, a professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, and six other faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2016.

The academy was created in 1995 to recognize tenured faculty members who throughout their careers have maintained significant contributions to education, particularly at the undergraduate level.

The faculty members were named to the academy based on recommendations from an ad hoc faculty and student committee that reviewed nominations of faculty members. Deans nominate faculty members with input from others in the faculty, students and academy members from their departments.

Academy members receive the title "Distinguished Academy Professor" and a $7,500 increase in annual academic salary, effective the following academic year.

The academy serves as an advisory group to the executive vice president and provost on teaching excellence and will provide institutional leadership and guidance for the distinctive undergraduate experience available in our research university environment.

Four other faculty from the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering also hold this honor: Chandra Bhat, Oguzhan Bayrak, Richard Corsi, David Fowler and Desmond Lawler.