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About the Divisional Structure Pilot

In September 2022, the UT Chancellor announced a plan for establishing a divisional structure within the College of Arts and Sciences. Under the model, beginning in July 2023 the college will be organized around three broad divisions: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Each division will be led by a divisional dean who will report to the executive dean. The divisional structure is a pilot and its effectiveness will be assessed after two years.

RJ Hinde is the interim executive dean working with the provost, college leadership, faculty and staff to create a divisional structure designed to meet the various needs of the college.

The Divisional Structure Pilot task forces have prepared these reports summarizing their observations and recommendations:

Stakeholder Survey

Faculty and staff members who want to provide input can do so through this Qualtrics survey. Results from this survey are available at this link each week.

Open Office Hours

Hinde has open office hours available for college stakeholders to share their thoughts about the divisional pilot structure. All office hours are open to faculty and staff and will take place in the Student Union, Room 383F.

  • Monday, June 5, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
  • Monday, June 12, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Divisional Dean Searches

Faculty and staff are invited to attend open forum sessions for Divisional Dean candidates. Learn more about each candidate and open forum session details. Divisional Dean positions will remain open and consideration of applicants will continue until the position is filled.


These resources are available for review:

A possible new organizational chart (with explanatory rationale) prepared for the Task Force by department heads in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division.

A survey of several universities with a divisional structure for the College of Arts and Sciences, prepared by Dean Theresa Lee. A possible new organizational chart for the college is also shown.

A possible new organizational chart that was sent to the Task Forces by a group of department heads.

A report summarizing stakeholder input shared with the Academic Structures Working Group, prepared by the consulting firm Academic Leadership Associates.

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