The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Art Markman vice-president for continuing and vocational education and new educational ventures. Markman is currently Acting Director of Texas Extended Campus.
His new role as vice-chancellor will allow the university to improve the coordination of UT Austin’s credited programs and non-credit open enrollment, certificate, and personalized enrollment programs for non-traditional students. His appointment as vice-president begins on July 1, 2021.
Markman was appointed Acting Director of the Texas Extended Campus in January 2021. In this role, he led a coordinating effort within the Continuing, Professional, and Online Education Board of Directors, as well as representatives from various colleges. , schools and administrative units and teams. Under his leadership, the board was tasked with generating policy recommendations and procedures regarding continuing and vocational training. Early efforts by this group include the continued development of a web portal to help potential students find relevant programs across the university and the launch of a digital badge pilot program slated for fall.
“Art has been an invaluable leader in planning our campus throughout the pandemic. He will now bring his collaborative and research-driven approach to our continuing education efforts. His leadership and guidance will enable UT to expand and enhance its already strong portfolio of educational opportunities for non-traditional learners and help coordinate efforts in this space to which many units on campus contribute. said Dan Jaffe, Acting Executive Vice President and Marshal.
Markman is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the IC² Institute. He is also the founding director of the Human Dimensions of Organizations program. He got his doctorate. in 1992 from the University of Illinois and worked at Northwestern University and Columbia University before joining the University of Texas at Austin in 1998.
“I am excited to find ways to enhance our strength in education with and without credit that meets the need for continuing education in Texas and beyond. A primary goal is to bring a diverse audience of students to our existing programs and expand our range of offerings by guiding teams with innovative ideas through the process of developing and launching new programs successfully. ”Said Markman.
Markman has published over 150 scientific books on cognitive science, decision making, and organizational behavior. Dr Markman and several of his books, including Smart thinking, Smart change, Put your brain to work, and Brain memories (co-authored with Dr. Bob Duke), have been featured on Dr. Phil and other programs.