Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Pranesh Aswath

Meet the Provost

As the institution’s chief academic officer, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pranesh Aswath is charged with realizing UT Arlington’s central mission of promoting and achieving academic excellence. In furtherance of this goal, he works directly with the president, other executive officers, deans, chairs, and faculty bodies to advance the University’s position as a leading regional and national center for research and education.

Classroom Protocols, Processes and FAQs for Faculty

For a successful fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021, a number of new practices for faculty are recommended to help facilitate a safe and healthy transition. Many faculty and staff, working on various committees formed under either the Campus Repopulation Task Force or the Fall Academic and Course Planning Task Force, have helped develop processes and FAQs.


UTA’s learning management system, Canvas, is open, intuitive, and streamlines digital content and tools for students and instructors to interact with greater engagement. Canvas provides a digital learning environment that meets unique challenges of delivering interactive, innovative, and student-centered content online.

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Digital Measures

UTA Digital Measures provides a centralized data resource for faculty to collect and organize their teaching, publications, presentations, and service, as well as awards and accomplishments in one centralized location.

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The Model 21st-Century Urban Research University

Our efforts have earned us the classification of R1: Doctoral University- Highest Research Activity from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions for Higher Education. Funding for our burgeoning research enterprise continues to grow year after year.

About UTA

An educational leader in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, The University of Texas at Arlington nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. UTA is dedicated to producing the lifelong learners and critical thinkers our region and nation demand.

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Strategic Plan

UTA is destined to become a pre-eminent university that sets high standards of excellence for others to follow. To guide the way, the University has developed a strategic plan that leverages our expertise and presents opportunities to benefit society in meaningful ways.

Strategic Plan 2025