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Spotlight on Student Success
Highlighted are some of the new success programs, services, and celebrations that have been implemented over the past year to further foster timely graduation and support students.
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I am privileged to be part of the UT Austin community. 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 support from 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, 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 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.

New Initiatives

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.

Provost's Authors Fellowship

The new fellowship helps faculty members advance their research and scholarship through support for book development and publication.

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.

Featured News

David Platt

David Platt Appointed Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Platt currently serves as the associate dean for undergraduate programs in the McCombs School of Business. His appointment begins Aug. 15.

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UT Austin Expands Texas Advance Commitment

Families earning up to $65K will have all tuition and fees covered by new endowment.

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Five Faculty Members to be Inducted Into UT Austin's Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Honoring excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, UT Austin announced the 2019 inductees into its prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

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Two College of Natural Sciences Students Selected as 2019 Goldwater Scholars

Maryam Hussaini and Maike Morrison, undergraduate students from the College of Natural Sciences, have each been awarded a 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious national scholarship given to students pursuing careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering fields.

Sofia Helpert

UT Austin Student Selected to Receive Prestigious Astronaut Scholarship

Sofia Helpert, a UT Austin senior who is double majoring in physics and chemical engineering, has been selected by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to join an elite group of Astronaut Scholars for the 2019-20 academic school year.

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Preliminary Recommendations – Graduate Education Task Force

Read the message from Mark J. T. Smith and Daina Ramey Berry providing an update on the Graduate Education Task Force and sharing preliminary recommendations and announcements.