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Robert M Groves

temporary office location

Due to construction, the Office of the Provost will temporarily be located in Reiss 200 for the duration of the summer.

Message from the provost

Welcome. The provost at Georgetown is the chief academic officer of the main campus. The provost and his staff are responsible for the quality of the educational and research programs of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown College, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and the School for Continuing Studies. The office oversees admissions, financial aid, the registrar, research administration, and offices of student affairs.

An effective provost office serves the faculty and students of a university. The provost’s office at Georgetown strives to be transparent in its activities and to seek early and frequent input from faculty, students, and staff. The provost’s office has the obligation to build an environment in which faculty can perform their best scholarship and research and engage students through teaching and mentoring, as well as one in which students become prepared for a world in which ongoing learning will be a requisite for leadership.

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Provost's Blog

  • The Land Between Disciplines
    July 16, 2014
    Based on surveys, a common viewpoint among faculty is that scholarly inquiry that combines knowledge of two different disciplines is not rewarded in their university. Their complaints focus on the annual merit reviews of their work as a faculty member, the current tenure and promotion evaluations, and university recognition and appreciation. These concerns are echoed […]
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  • Measuring Outcomes that are Difficult to Measure
    July 9, 2014
    There is a lot of talk these days on the outcomes of higher education. Much of the public discussion is about the desired outcomes of an undergraduate education, not a graduate education. Due in part to the Great Recession, there is a great focus on what the “return on investment” is for higher education. For […]
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  • Granting Tenure in a University
    July 2, 2014
    One of the unusual attributes of universities as institutions is the granting of tenure to faculty. There are few remaining work organizations that give to its members such a guarantee for their entire careers. Surveys show that new faculty find the review process opaque, with vague decision criteria and a certain threatening air of mystery […]
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