The Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies has been established to encourage research or innovation that improves the University of Texas at Austin core curriculum. The award honors Cale McDowell (BBA ’05, MPA ’06, JD ’09), one of the founders of the School of Undergraduate Studies and former Deputy to the Dean. The award may be given to a deserving member of the School of Undergraduate Studies, or reward extraordinary effort by any University of Texas at Austin student, faculty or staff member toward improving the core curriculum at UT Austin, based on the following criteria
- Demonstrated innovation in undergraduate programming
- Conducted research aimed at improving the undergraduate experience
- Created or supported policies designed to improve the core curriculum
- Enhanced or streamlined the delivery of academic services
Learn more about all of the recipients of the Cale McDowell Award.
To be eligible, a nominee must
- be a benefits-eligible individual staff or faculty member or a currently enrolled student at The University of Texas at Austin in the current spring semester of the award year
- not have contributed funds to the McDowell endowment
- have an online nomination submitted no later than Friday, April 2, 2021.