Diversity

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Together, we change the world.
Diversity is an indispensable part of excellence. At UT Austin, we are committed to a diverse and equitable intellectual community. Here, you are not just welcome - you are essential.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST

The diversity of people and ideas makes UT Austin one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities.

Diversity among faculty — as well as the campus community overall — benefits our students and strengthens our excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and creativity. Breakthroughs are generated by diverse perspectives, and we accomplish this by tapping into the full breadth and depth of talent and experiences of our faculty.

I am committed to ensuring that UT Austin is an equitable and inclusive institution free of bias or discrimination, where all faculty, staff, and students feel welcomed and are empowered to learn, build their lives, and change the world.

We’ve taken great steps to foster a culture that values and is strengthened by diverse faculty. More work is needed. Diversity and Inclusion Committees in all the colleges and schools have been working in concert with our deans, Vice Provost for Diversity Ted Gordon, the Council for Racial and Ethnic Equity and Diversity, and the University Faculty Gender Equity Council. I am proud of the progress we are making, and what we will do ahead.

Together, we are working to transform lives for the benefit of society, and it is the wide range of perspectives and experiences that make us strong and help us achieve our goals.

Maurie McInnis
Executive Vice President and Provost
 

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Meet Edmund T. Gordon

Vice Provost for Diversity

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Communities

Joining a community provides an opportunity for meaningful relating and interaction with fellow faculty and staff members, and opens up dialogue with students around topics addressing diversity, inclusion, and equity. How this translates to new understandings and potential for change in the university-wide community is a responsibility we all share.

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Diversity and Inclusion Committees

Find the names of the current chairs of each college and school's diversity and inclusion committee.

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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

UT Austin is an institutional member of NCFDD. UT Austin faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and administrators now have on-demand access to NCFDD's mentoring and professional development resources.

Faculty

Faculty Search Committee Workshop

The provost's office holds workshops for faculty search committees to ensure that the university is recruiting the best faculty to the Forty Acres across all disciplines. The workshops provide information to help search committee members understand how to yield a wide and diverse pool of candidates, and how to fairly and equitably evaluate them.

IRRIS

Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems (IRRIS)

IRRIS is the central point of contact for official campus statistics and serves as a major repository for information on students, faculty, courses, degrees awarded and others.