Portfolio of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Gregory L. Fenves

General Description
The Executive Vice President and Provost is the chief academic officer of the University, is second to the President among the campus officers, and acts for the President when the President is not available.

In partnership with the President, the Provost has responsibility for defining and pursuing institutional, academic and budgetary priorities and is vested with the authority of initial proposal in the disposition of institutional resources. Financial planning, facility and space planning, and facility and space assignments are the Provost’s operating responsibilities. In addition, the Provost serves on the University Budget Council and the University Facilities Council. The Provost is chair of the Academic Council, and coordinates academic matters spanning vice presidential portfolios and operating policies concerning functions that are central to the mission of the University (teaching, research, and academic outreach). The Provost has operating authority over the academic budget of the University, authority over faculty personnel policies and curriculum and instruction, and is responsible for oversight and development of colleges and schools and the quality and operation of these academic units.

Executive Responsibilities
The following are the colleges and schools of the University for which the EVP&P has executive responsibility:

School of Architecture
Red McCombs School of Business
College of Communication
Continuing and Innovative Education
College of Education
Cockrell School of Engineering
College of Fine Arts
John A. and Katherine Jackson School of Geosciences
Graduate School
School of Information
School of Law
College of Liberal Arts
College of Natural Sciences
School of Nursing
College of Pharmacy
LBJ School of Public Affairs
School of Social Work
School of Undergraduate Studies

The EVP&P also has executive responsibility for the following operating units:

American History, Dolph Briscoe Center for
Army Sr. Services Fellows Program
Blanton Museum of Art
Center for Teaching and Learning (formerly Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment)
Continuing & Innovative Education
Energy Institute
Graduate Studies
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Health Affairs
International Office
Office of Institutional Reporting, Research and Information Systems
Office of the General Faculty
Office of the Registrar
Student Financial Services
Office of the University Faculty Ombudsperson
University of Texas Press
The University of Texas Libraries
U.S. Army War College Fellowship Program

The EVP&P also has budgetary responsibility for the Office of the General Faculty and coordinates its business with the University administration.

Amplifying Points
The assignments of the EVP&P include:

  • Overseeing space assignments and serving as the administrative arm of the University Facilities Council, which sets policies concerning the use of facilities and space

  • Working with the Vice President for Employee and Campus Services to plan and prioritize renovation and maintenance of campus facilities and space

  • Exercising general responsibility for computing and information technology in support of the academic mission of the University, and working with the Chief Information Officer on matters concerning the delivery of these services to the academic community

  • Taking strategic responsibility for enrollment management

  • Serving as a principal contact between the administration and the Faculty Council Executive Committee

  • Managing the selection process for academic deans, appointing academic deans in concert with the President, and overseeing the performance of academic deans

  • Exercising general responsibility for personnel policies relating to faculty appointments, in particular those concerning search practices, promotion, tenure, academic workload, post-tenure review, leaves of absence, and compensation

  • Taking general responsibility for policies concerning curriculum, formal instruction, and academic support of students, evaluation of student progress, evaluation of teaching and curricular effectiveness

  • Managing the annual review process for promotion and tenure, participating in the council of review involving the President and other academic vice presidents, and advising the President directly in the final stage of decision-making

  • Reviewing and approving all proposals for appointments to endowed faculty positions

  • Working with the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the UT System as required to coordinate University and System policies and practices concerning academic affairs

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