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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Strategic Plan for Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Approved

The Strategic Plan for Faculty DEI specifies objectives, policies, prioritized actions, and timetables to be undertaken over the next four years to meet our institution’s strategic goals with regard to equity and inclusivity.


How UT Austin is Supporting Faculty Through COVID-19

Faculty members were dramatically affected, both personally and professionally, by COVID-19. Here are some of the programs the university developed to help faculty continue their research and evolve teaching methods in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

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RamĂłn Rivera-Servera Appointed Dean of College of Fine Arts

Dean-designate Rivera-Servera comes to UT from Northwestern University, where he chaired the Department of Performance Studies and the Department of Theatre in the School of Communication. He was the first graduate of the Performance as Public Practice Ph.D. program in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UT Austin.

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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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