Stephen Martin and James Sahn
UT Austin Scientists Discover Powerful Potential Pain Reliever
If they can demonstrate the drug is safe for humans, it could address the opioid abuse epidemic.


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

Barry Lopez

Renowned Author Awarded UT Austin’s Dobie Paisano International Residency Prize

Barry Lopez, a distinguished novelist, essayist and short-story writer, will receive a stipend and one month of uninterrupted time to write at the 254-acre Dobie Paisano Ranch.

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UT System Awards $1.8M to Expand Innovative Success Program

UT Austin's Graduation Help Desk will be funded and implemented across all eight academic institutions.

UT Planner

UT Planner Simplifies Class Schedule Planning

The Office of the Registrar has launched the UT Planner, a new tool that allows students to search for, create, and save a variety of personalized schedule options based on their preferred courses and scheduling breaks.