The Provost’s Office
Academic Excellence Through Education, Research & Service
We partner with the campus to ensure all students succeed and thrive, faculty and staff are supported in their research and scholarship and the campus community has the support it needs as a world-class public research university.
156 Undergrad Degree Programs
237 Graduate Degree Programs
$845.9m Research Funding
#9 Top Public Schools, National Universities U.S. News & World Report
#1 Among U.S. universities in research financed by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resources to help faculty navigate the academic year.
To promote faculty growth and success as part of the university's strategic plan, Change Starts Here, our Faculty Development team provides programming throughout the year to enhance our faculty's teaching, research, mentoring, promotion and scholarship.
Sarah Ades Named Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
UT Austin has named Sarah Ades as the next dean of the Graduate School and the senior vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral studies. Dr. Ades, who is currently the associate dean for graduate student affairs in the Graduate School at Penn State, also serves as a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Eberly College of Science.
Take the World by the Horns Offers Unforgettable Experiences for Incoming Freshmen
First-time-in-college UT Austin students can now launch their academic careers with a semester abroad through a new pilot program. Inaugural cohorts will engage in immersive experiential learning during the Fall 2024 semester in one of three locations: Copenhagen, Denmark; Panama City, Panama; or Seoul, South Korea.
UT Designated Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader
The U.S. Department of State has recognized 46 Hispanic-serving institutions that have demonstrated noteworthy engagement with the Fulbright Program as 2023 Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leaders, including The University of Texas at Austin.
Fostering diversity, equity and inclusivity and acknowledging the perspectives and experiences of underrepresented groups among faculty, staff and student.
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.
Meet the Vice Provost for Diversity
Lydia Contreras promotes diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty, and coordinates the implementation and evaluation of the Strategic Plan for Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity.
Campus Initiatives & Announcements
Experiential Learning Excellence Awards Winners
The ELE awards focus on recognizing individuals who exemplify excellence in experiential learning and who create environments in which all students feel able to bring their whole selves to their unique Longhorn Learning Experience.
2023 First-Gen Week Faculty Stories
Read featured stories about First-Gen faculty longhorns in 2023.
Early Career Fellows
Thirty-nine fellows have been selected into the Provost’s Early Career Fellows program for 2023-2024.