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 faculty members and administration of the departments, colleges, schools, and other academic units.

Led by Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, the provost’s office is organized into seven portfolios. In addition, the office oversees the management of many other units, including The University of Texas Libraries, Blanton Museum, Harry Ransom Center, Briscoe Center for American History, and the UT Press among others.

Portfolio

Faculty

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 Management

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

International Office

Global Engagement

Areas of responsibility include leading Texas Global as well as campus-wide efforts to grow and strengthen UT Austin's international programs, initiatives, and partnerships.

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Academic Affairs

Areas of responsibility include developing and implementing strategic policies and practices that allow the university to define and pursue future academic priorities.

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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).

Faculty

Diversity

Areas of responsibilities include promoting diversity among the faculty members at the university, coordinating the implementation and evaluation of provost’s office initiatives and areas of responsibility in the University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, and supporting the efforts to enhance undergraduate and graduate student diversity.