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 McCourt School of Public Policy, 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

  • Interdisciplinary, Collaborative
    February 25, 2015
    In a survey last year, the Georgetown faculty expressed the belief that they felt inadequate support for interdisciplinary work. We’re trying to do better on this score, and I’ve talked with several faculty about related issues over the past few months. Interdisciplinary work is difficult at all universities because the traditional organization of a university […]
  • STEM, Liberal Arts, and the 21st Century Leader
    February 18, 2015
    As a liberal arts university, Georgetown is committed to the formation of our undergraduate students in philosophy, theology, literature, art, classical studies, and related fields. We value critical thinking and writing skills. These will forever be a cornerstone of the undergraduate curriculum. Studies of the outcomes of graduates from liberal arts schools show that by […]
  • Building a Committee
    February 11, 2015
    This week, I worked with a set of dedicated students. Our joint task was identifying a set of candidates for the new Provost’s Committee for Diversity, each of which would be forwarded to the next step of the selection process. We received expressions of interest from scores of people throughout the university — undergraduate students, […]