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I am honored and privileged to be part of the UT Austin community as the Executive Vice President and Provost. 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 effort of 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 across campus, 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 Force Efforts

Provost McInnis has assembled three task forces to make recommendations to university 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.

Policies and Compliance

UT Austin faculty policies and procedures can be found here along with other frequently used forms, templates and more.

Dean Searches

School of Information

UT Austin is currently accepting nominations and applications for the next permanent dean of the School of Information.

College of Education

The search for the next permanent dean of the College of Education will commence in the fall of 2017.

Featured News From the Provost's Office

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PACE Program Receives National Advising Award

The collaborative co-enrollment program between UT Austin and Austin Community College (ACC) is a recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award given by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

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Four-Year Graduation Rate Rises from 51 to 66 Percent in Five Years

Graduation rates continue to climb at UT Austin, with the four-year rate reaching 65.7 percent in 2017, up almost 5 percentage points from last year and setting a university record.

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UT System Board of Regents Honors Seven UT Austin Faculty Members for Outstanding Teaching

The awards are the Board of Regents' highest honor and recognize faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction.

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Gallup UT Austin Alumni Survey

The 2017 UT Austin Undergraduate Alumni Survey examined the collegiate experiences and outcomes of Longhorn alumni. The Gallup-Purdue Index assesses alumni perceptions of their university experiences and how those experiences relate to their well-being and job quality later in life.