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

$652m Research Funding

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Safely Returning to Campus

Message from Interim Provost Jaffe on returning to campus for spring 2021 semester. Hybrid classes to be held online through the end of January.


Apply – Research Reboot Program

Jointly developed and funded by deans and the Provost’s Office, Research Reboot will offer a limited number of tenure-track and tenured faculty members a semester of release from organized teaching to support the revitalization of their research, scholarship and creative trajectories.

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State of Black UT set for Feb. 10-12th

State of Black UT is a three-day event that will facilitate discussions and exploration of the work UT has done, is doing, and needs to do to create an inclusive campus. State of Black UT will centralize discussion and unify efforts being made to foster a supportive learning, teaching and working environment for the Black UT community.

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Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Transition Committee

The purpose of this initiative is to enhance enrollment and student success efforts, and prepare the campus to become a HSI. The committee will provide institutional leadership and guidance through UT Austin’s transition to HSI designation.


I am privileged to be part of the UT Austin community and serve the campus in this important transitional role. My focus is to ensure continuity in the advancement of our academic mission through world-class research and scholarship, excellence in teaching and learning, and supporting our students on their successful path to graduation. I am committed to supporting our community and the diversity of people and ideas that make this campus a driver of change.

Daniel T. Jaffe

The University of Texas at Austin

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost



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