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.

Our Mission

Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together we are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. We aim to challenge and inspire our students with a world-class education and the tools they need to be changemakers at UT and beyond.

156 Undergrad Degree Programs

237 Graduate Degree Programs

$797m Research Funding

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Accepting Applications - Faculty Development Leave Program

Faculty Development Leave Program (UT-FDL) will provide tenured faculty members with paid leave from teaching and service responsibilities to allow them to focus on research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.


Accepting Applications - Faculty Development Award Program

The new Faculty Development Award (FDA) program is for mid-career and senior professional-track faculty. The FDA program was designed to recognize excellence and to provide up to $10,000 to support the professional development opportunities and activities of each awardee.

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UT Austin Invests in Faculty Careers with Two New Development Programs

Applications for the new faculty development opportunities close on Monday, October 3. Check out our recent Q&A with senior vice provost, Tasha Beretvas, about these new programs and what they can do for your faculty career.

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Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Presidential Steering Committee

A new Presidential Steering Committee to implement the recommendations in the HSI Transition Plan and to assure that our work in this area continues to advance. It is important to recognize that the plan links directly with the university’s new strategic direction and our emphasis on impact, while focusing on people, place, and pursuits.


I am enormously impressed by the dedication and excellence of the UT community, and this feeling has only gotten stronger with time. As one of the world’s great public research universities, UT drives societal progress while educating — and launching — the leaders of tomorrow. Through world-class research and scholarship, exceptional teaching and instruction, and an unwavering commitment to our students’ success, we will continue to advance our academic mission together.

Sharon L. Wood

The University of Texas at Austin

Executive Vice President and Provost



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