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Into the World, Class of 2019
Passionate, curious and inclusive, the Class of 2019 is ready to shape our tomorrow. Read more


I am privileged to be part of the UT Austin community. Each day, I am inspired by the ambitious research, scholarship, and creativity of our faculty, the innovative academic work of our students, and the tremendous support from our staff as we pursue our academic mission. The scale and impact of our academic contributions to the State of Texas, our society and the world cannot be understated. I will continue to support academic excellence, and the diversity of people and ideas that make this campus a driver of change.

Maurie McInnis
Executive Vice President and Provost

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost coordinates the academic mission of the university, manages the academic experience for students, and implements policies and procedures related to faculty and administration.

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Task Forces & Working Groups

Provost McInnis assembled task forces and working groups to make recommendations to leadership on how to address specific issues on campus.

Faculty Affairs

We help attract and retain excellent faculty by championing diversity and equity, and providing opportunities for faculty development.

Reporting, Research & Compliance

UT Austin policies and frequently used forms can be found here along with information about institutional accreditation, reporting and research.

New Initiatives

Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative

This initiative extends collaborative research and scholarship by authorizing new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments.

Provost's Authors Fellowship

The new fellowship helps faculty members advance their research and scholarship through support for book development and publication.

Featured News from the Provost's Office

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Preliminary Recommendations – Graduate Education Task Force

Read the message from Mark J. T. Smith and Daina Ramey Berry providing an update on the Graduate Education Task Force and sharing preliminary recommendations and announcements.

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2019 University Co-op Graduate and Undergraduate Award Recipients Honored at Annual Ceremony

On April 30, UT Austin with generous financial support from the University Co-op, recognized excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services, and undergraduate superior scholarly or creative achievement at the annual University Co-op Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Excellence Awards ceremony.

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New Data Visualization Dashboards Illustrate Faculty Diversity

In addition to existing faculty diversity data on the university as a whole, including information on promotion and tenure, the new data dashboards provide college and departmental-level comparisons regarding the diversity of UT Austin's faculty members.

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UT Austin Nationally Recognized for Efforts to Support First-Generation Students

The Center for First-generation Student Success has recognized UT Austin as a member of its inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions, universities committed to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.

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Tasha Beretvas Appointed Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Beretvas currently serves as the associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Education. Her appointment begins June 1.


Faculty Success Program Sponsorships

The provost's office is pleased to provide funding assistance on a matching fund basis to diverse tenure-track and tenured faculty members to participate in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity's Faculty Success Program. In fall 2018, the first cohort of faculty members that received funding assistance from the provost's office completed the program. Read about their experiences.