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The Office of Academic Affairs manages systemwide programs and develops policies in support of faculty, including policies affecting promotion and tenure and the coordination of teaching award programs.

UT System Faculty Advisory Council

The University of Texas System Faculty Advisory Council (UTSFAC or FAC) is an advisory group selected from faculty of UT System institutions. FAC works with and on behalf of the UT System, with a primary mission of communicating ideas and information between faculty and UT System Executive Officers and Board of Regents.


The UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

This System-level advisory and advocacy group is dedicated to improving teaching across the UT System.


The UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards  

This award recognizes faculty that deliver the highest quality of undergraduate instruction through demonstrated excellence in teaching.


Tenure and Post-Tenure Review Reporting

  • Guidelines for Submission of Tenure Recommendations
  • Post-Tenure Review Reporting


Faculty Workload

In November 2017, Regent’s Rule 31006 was amended to enable each academic institution to develop a workload policy designed to achieve two main goals: foster greater student success while advancing each institution’s unique mission.