The Office

Role and Functions of the Provost’s Office

The Provost’s Office coordinates the academic mission of the university, managing all aspects of the academic experience for students, as well as policies and procedures related to the faculty and administration of the departments, colleges, and schools and other academic units.

Led by Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, the Provost’s Office is organized into four portfolios. In addition, the office oversees the management of many other units, including the International Office, The University of Texas Libraries, Blanton Museum, Harry Ransom Center, UT Press, and other centers and collections.

Portfolio

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Faculty Affairs

Areas of responsibility include recruitment and retention, promotion and tenure, diversity and equity, faculty development, appointments, academic searches and faculty advancement.

Commencement

Enrollment and Curriculum Services

Areas of responsibility include undergraduate admissions, financial aid, the registrar and undergraduate student success.

Gates Dell Hall

Resource Planning and Management

Areas of responsibility include academic budgeting, space allocations for academic purposes, renovations and capital projects, compliance, institutional accreditation and assessment, and official reporting through the Office of Institutional Reporting, Research and Informational Systems (IRRIS).

Research

Graduate School

Areas of responsibility include graduate student admissions, degree evaluations, graduate student fellowships, oversight of graduate degree programs, external reviews, academic policies, graduate studies committee approval and professional development.