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.
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.
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.
All task forces, working groups and initiatives from the Provost's Office
Developed in response to COVID-19 disruptions, Research Reboot will offer a limited number of tenure-track and tenured faculty members a semester of release from organized teaching to support the revitalization of their research, scholarship and creative trajectories.
This initiative extends collaborative research and scholarship through new faculty hires. Their interdisciplinary areas of knowledge span the boundaries of academic departments and disciplines.
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.
A 3-year pilot program to support and develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates.
Provides career development, training, and mentoring resources to support faculty members, particularly underrepresented faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
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.
Partners with leading universities and foundations to accelerate the ideas and public impact of underrepresented thought leaders, including women.
Helps faculty members advance their research and scholarship through support for book development and publication.
The inaugural cohort of this program will collaborate with members of the Provost’s team to lead specific, essential campus-wide projects.
This new initiative aims to support and enable members of our campus community to lead projects that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Texas Global Virtual Exchange Initiative encourages UT Austin faculty to co-create collaborative online international learning courses with peers at universities around the world. Virtual exchanges foster meaningful, sustainable, and accessible international experiences for all UT Austin students.
Texas Global Faculty Research Seed Grants support faculty with peer collaborators at institutions abroad to conduct research that addresses global challenges.
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.
The TPFF working group was created to simplify the timing and payment processes of students’ tuition and other direct costs bills and to align with the disbursement of financial aid.
The objective is to help ensure both access and success for all first-generation students.
The university's commitment to making a UT education more affordable for Texas students with guaranteed financial aid for middle- and low-income students.
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.
Undergraduate & Graduate
Global Career Launch is an innovative comprehensive global internship framework for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in high-impact work and research experiences abroad.
Undergraduate & Graduate
The mission of Texas Career Engagement is to advance equitable access to career education, experiences, opportunities, and success for all students, and to provide employers with equitable access to diverse talent across the university.
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.
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.
Experiential Learning Faculty Working Group
Explored questions about how faculty and academic units should be supported in developing, scaling, and integrating experiential learning.