Student Safety and Faculty Misconduct
A Letter to Students and UT Community from Executive Vice President & Provost McInnis
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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.

Current Initiatives

Second Annual Faculty Authors Reception

This event will take place on Jan. 16, 2020 to showcase works published by faculty in 2019. Join us in celebrating authors from across campus. To participate, please submit your book information.

Provost's Authors Fellowship

The fellowship helps faculty members advance their research and scholarship through support for book development and publication. Information about the second cohort of Provost's Authors Fellows coming soon.

COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

This faculty job satisfaction survey research allows the university to understand faculty satisfaction and climate issues, and compare them with faculty at peer institutions. The second administration of this survey is scheduled for spring 2020.

Provost’s Distinguished Service Academy

This academy will represent a formal organization of faculty members with excellence in mentoring and service to their college, the university, the state of Texas and the nation.

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.


Task Force on the Future of UT Libraries shares final report and recommendations

Strong libraries are essential to support the research and teaching mission of research universities. The work of this task force reflects the need for ongoing dialogue with members of the campus community.


UT Austin Joins National Alliance to Develop Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty

The university joins 19 other universities in a three-year effort to develop and strengthen inclusive recruitment, hiring and retention practices for STEM faculty members. The initiative is part of the Aspire Alliance.

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David Platt Appointed Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Platt currently serves as the associate dean for undergraduate programs in the McCombs School of Business. His appointment begins Aug. 15.

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UT Austin Expands Texas Advance Commitment

Families earning up to $65K will have all tuition and fees covered by new endowment.

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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.