The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost promotes and pursues excellence in the university's academic units, oversees all Academic Affairs units at UT Dallas and sponsors faculty hiring, faculty promotion and tenure, and all academic programs. As Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Hobson Wildenthal provides oversight to the seven academic deans, the graduate dean (Graduate Studies), the undergraduate dean (Undergraduate Education), and other programs across the campus, including the McDermott Scholars Program, and the McDermott Libraries.
Academic Affairs units work collaboratively to provide an interdisciplinary academic program focused on high quality instruction and learning in a research-oriented setting with a small, liberal arts college sensibility. The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost maintains an active role in the application and dissemination of policy, the development of new degree programs, and the enhancement of academic research.
One of the goals of this site is to provide a single point of entry to many of the resources faculty need to conduct their professional lives as simply as possible. To that end, this site provides direct links to a number of sites faculty members use in submitting course syllabi, review course evaluations, and proposing new academic degree programs.
- Faculty Jobs, for submission and review of applications for full-time and part-time faculty and research positions
- Faculty Review, for the review of faculty portfolios for tenure and promotion, and access is granted via separate log-in to faculty in the review process and to those reviewing the files
- CourseBook, for the submission and retrieval of syllabi and course evaluations
- the SACSCOC reaffirmation web site
- the work area for Academic Program Proposals, which requires separate log-in for some areas
- the Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs.
In the policy section is the Policy Navigator which provides a searchable index on policies related to instruction, research, and the business of Academic Affairs. Also included in the policy section is the Policy on Posting Confidential Student Information.
The Faculty Handbook includes three primary sections. The Administrative Organization section of the Faculty Handbook includes information about these areas at UT Dallas:
- Organizational Overview
- Audit and Compliance
- Office of Administration
- Information Resources
- Library Services
The New Faculty Resources section includes information about broad categories of interest to new and continuing faculty.
- Overview of Resources, including information about Orion, UT Dallas students, assessment, and graduate student teaching and research assistants
- Faculty Benefits
- Faculty Governance
- Human Resources information for new faculty
- Instructional Policies, apart from the Policy Handbook
- Instructional Resources, including Syllabus Templates, PDF documents for download about classroom management, and a list of other UT Dallas sites and external sites of interest to faculty members
The third section of the Faculty Handbook focuses on policies but provides them grouped by subject: