February 16, 2017
Dear faculty and staff,
I am excited to announce the creation of the College to Career Task Force, a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students from across campus whom I have asked to review the university’s efforts to prepare our students for life after graduation from UT Austin.
Led by Senior Vice Provost David Laude, the membership reflects a diverse cross-section of campus. The task force is charged with the following mission: Assess and confirm the university’s efforts in providing all undergraduate students with the support and resources necessary to achieve the skills, experiences, and co-curricular knowledge to prepare them for life after graduation.
One of the most important responsibilities the university has is ensuring our students are prepared to succeed when they graduate, whether that means full-time employment, continuing their education, public service, or other pursuits. This responsibility begins the first day a student walks on to campus and continues beyond graduation.
Right now, there are many successful programs in colleges and schools across campus helping students develop and transition into their lives after graduation. Many students already receive tremendous support. We want to learn from what we are doing well and better understand areas where we can improve.
The task force will complete their report by July. I look forward to working with the campus to better understand these issues in order to best support our students.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin