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Meet Interim Provost Daniel Jaffe
Daniel Jaffe began his appointment as interim executive vice president and provost on May 4. Previously, he served as the university's vice president of research.
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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 Jaffe
Interim 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 Faculty Leadership Fellows

Accepting applications - The inaugural cohort of this program will collaborate with members of the Provost’s team to lead specific, essential campus-wide projects.

Provost's Authors Fellowship

The fellowship helps faculty members advance their research and scholarship through support for book development and publication. The second cohort of Provost's Authors Fellows was announced on April 9, 2020.

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 closed on April 12, 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.


Statement from Diversity Officers at The University of Texas at Austin

A message of support and solidarity in light of the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, as well as countless others who have lost their lives to acts of racial violence.

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Thank You & Fall Planning

A message of gratitude from Interim Provost Dan Jaffe on the end of the semester and what campus can expect moving forward with fall planning.

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Blunk Professorship, Dads’ Teaching Fellowship, and Academy of Distinguished Teachers Awards

UT Austin faculty members receive recognition for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

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Summer Classes will be Online

Update from President Fenves on summer classes and other COVID-19 changes

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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.