Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Division of Academic Affairs
At the heart of UTEP’s academic community, the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for the oversight of academic colleges and schools and academic support units. Areas of leadership include:
- Recruitment, hiring, credentialing, retention, development, discipline, promotion/tenure reviews, and post-tenure reviews of faculty.
- Strategic planning, evaluation, and continuous improvement of academic programs.
- Student advising and academic support; promotion of new, integrated, and holistic pedagogies; student professional preparation.
- Compliance with principles of accreditation as well as with state and federal regulations related to academic policies and programs; establishment and integrity of academic agreements with other universities, governmental agencies, and non-profit entities.
Provost Dr. John Wiebe and his leadership team play a critical role in growing and promoting UTEP's nationally recognized model for enhancing the excellence of its highly competitive academic and research programs, while successfully offering access and affordability to a primarily first-generation and historically underserved student population.
Recognized as a very high-research-activity (R1) and community-engaged institution by the , UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students and serves its primary constituency—residents of far west Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Mexico—with 75 undergraduate programs, 71 master’s programs, 25 doctoral degree programs, and a growing portfolio of online degrees. UTEP employs more than 1,300 full- and part-time faculty members and 95% of the tenured and tenure-track faculty hold doctoral degrees or the equivalent in their fields. With its 36%-Hispanic faculty composition, UTEP boasts one of the highest proportions of minority faculty among research universities in the United States.
Academic Affairs Calendar
February 15, 2024 - Tenure and/or promotion: Last date for candidates to update dossiers
February 19, 2024 - Provost's Faculty Fellows: 2024-2025 application deadline
March 15, 2024 - Assessment plan(s): Deadline to submit in Planning Module for fiscal year 2023-2024.