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

$797m Research Funding

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Expectations and Best Practices for Fall 2022

This message includes a few important steps for instructors to consider and incorporate into their classrooms and instruction for the start of fall classes.


Lydia Contreras Appointed Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity

Dr. Contreras has been the managing director of diversity since 2020. In this new role, Dr. Contreras will lead the advancement of the Strategic Plan for Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in alignment with UT’s new plan for an equitable and inclusive campus, You Belong Here. Her appointment is effectively immediately.

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New Course Instructor Survey Platform

In preparation for a campus-wide rollout in fall 2022, the university will launch a pilot of the new course survey system with several departments this summer. The pilot will include a test of new survey questions, as well as a limited rollout of some of the platform’s key features.

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Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Presidential Steering Committee

A new Presidential Steering Committee to implement the recommendations in the HSI Transition Plan and to assure that our work in this area continues to advance. It is important to recognize that the plan links directly with the university’s new strategic direction and our emphasis on impact, while focusing on people, place, and pursuits.


I am enormously impressed by the dedication and excellence of the UT community, and this feeling has only gotten stronger with time. As one of the world’s great public research universities, UT drives societal progress while educating — and launching — the leaders of tomorrow. Through world-class research and scholarship, exceptional teaching and instruction, and an unwavering commitment to our students’ success, we will continue to advance our academic mission together.

Sharon L. Wood

The University of Texas at Austin

Executive Vice President and Provost



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