Current Initiatives

Advancing the academic mission through strategic investments

We coordinate and support a variety of programs, working groups, and task force efforts dedicated to removing barriers to success and developing solutions to meet the unique needs of campus.

Current Initiatives

Advancing the academic mission through strategic investments

We coordinate and support a variety of programs, working groups, and task force efforts dedicated to removing barriers to success and developing solutions to meet the unique needs of campus.

Institutional Priorities

We provide leadership and support to the campus community through initiatives that advance the academic mission of the university. Working collaboratively with campus leaders and stakeholders, these initiatives support the creation of knowledge and discovery, improve access to resources and support equity and inclusion in all forms.

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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.

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Bridging Barriers Grand Challenges

Bridging Barriers serves as an incubator for interdisciplinary projects at the university by supporting researchers as they are tasked with identifying urgent, real-world issues — and figuring out the best way to solve them in less than a decade.

Current Initiatives

All task forces, working groups and initiatives from the Provost's Office

Faculty

Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring

This initiative extends collaborative research and scholarship through new faculty hires. Their interdisciplinary areas of knowledge span the boundaries of academic departments and disciplines.

Faculty

COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

COACHE is a national program operating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This faculty job satisfaction survey research allows the university to understand faculty satisfaction and climate issues, and compare them with faculty at peer institutions.

Faculty

Experiential Learning Initiative

A 3-year pilot program to support and develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates.

Undergraduate

First-Generation Commitment

The objective is to help ensure both access and success for all first-generation students.

Faculty

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Provides career development, training, and mentoring resources to support faculty members, particularly underrepresented faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Faculty

Provost's Early Career Cohort Fellowship Awards

New initiative to help increase the number of faculty who will further UT’s critical goals of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness by attracting and hiring candidates with outstanding scholarly records, as well as knowledge and experience in the issues and practices of diversity, equity and/or inclusion.

Faculty

OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship

Partners with leading universities and foundations to accelerate the ideas and public impact of underrepresented thought leaders, including women.

Faculty

Provost Author's Fellowship

Helps faculty members advance their research and scholarship through support for book development and publication.

Faculty

Provost’s Faculty Leadership Fellows

The inaugural cohort of this program will collaborate with members of the Provost’s team to lead specific, essential campus-wide projects.

Faculty

Seed Grants for Actions that promote Community Transformation

This new initiative aims to support and enable members of our campus community to lead projects that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Undergraduate

Texas Advance Commitment

The university's commitment to making a UT education more affordable for Texas students with guaranteed financial aid for middle- and low-income students.

Undergraduate

UT for Me – Powered By Dell Scholars

In 2020, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and UT Austin began a historic new partnership to close the gap in graduation rates across income levels. This effort will dramatically expand individualized support services for all Pell-eligible students through UT for Me – Powered by Dell Scholars program.

Students and Alumni

HookedIn

Texas Exes and Texas Career Engagement partnered with colleges and schools across the university to launch HookedIn, the official networking platform for UT Austin students and alumni to connect, grow and give back.

Previous Initiatives
 

Enrollment Management & Student Success

College to Career Task Force

Assessed the support and resources provided to students to help them achieve the skills, experiences, and co-curricular knowledge needed to for life after graduation.

Provost Office

Task Force on the Future of the UT Libraries

Engaged the campus community to develop a shared vision for how UT Libraries will support UT’s mission in research, teaching and learning and to identify resources required to best advance the creation, discovery, dissemination and preservation of knowledge.

Faculty Affairs

Experiential Learning Faculty Working Group

Explored questions about how faculty and academic units should be supported in developing, scaling, and integrating experiential learning.