COVID-19 Updates
Find regular updates for faculty and students on the following pages.

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Important Changes to Make - Protecting Classes in Zoom
Students need to take two fairly simple steps to ensure seamless access to classes.
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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

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.

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Continuity of the Academic Mission`

As President Fenves mentioned in his recent email to campus, we are extending the spring break for students by one week and will shift to online classes on March 30.

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Coronavirus update: Guidance for Faculty Members

As this public health concern evolves, the safety of our campus community is a top priority. Here are guidelines for faculty on student accommodations and upcoming spring break travel.

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Summary of Initial Recommended Policy Changes

UT Austin engaged Husch Blackwell to conduct a review of the University’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures.

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Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Public Voices Fellowship

The Op-Ed Project Public Voices Fellowship was created to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas heard around the world.

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Graduate Education Task Force Report and Next Steps

An overview of immediate action steps the university is taking in response to the Graduate Education Task Force Report.

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, UT Austin Team Up

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is helping UT close the gap in college graduation rates across income levels with a commitment of $100 million over 10 years


Update on Faculty Equity Initiatives

An overview of faculty equity efforts currently underway, as well as some new initiatives intended to pilot new approaches.