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

  • If You Build Experiential Learning, Will They Come?
    January 21, 2015
    Recently, the Main Campus Executive Faculty approved a framework to mount experimental courses that would serve all students. I wrote about energy among students, parents, and alumni urging Georgetown to offer such courses in the past (see: Hacking Georgetown-Provided Skills). Deans of our various schools have returned from visits to potential employers of our graduates […]
  • Seeking Better Mentoring for Faculty
    January 14, 2015
    As I wrote last year (See: Faculty Thoughts about Their Careers at Georgetown), our survey measuring satisfaction levels of being a faculty member at Georgetown formed the basis of the agenda of the provost’s office this year. One of the central massages of the survey was that assistant and associate professors felt that the processes […]
  • A New Day for the Graduate School
    January 7, 2015
    I note with great pleasure that this week Dr. Norberto Grzywacz has joined the Georgetown community as Dean of the Graduate School. Before arriving on the Hilltop, Norberto was the Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering; he was director of the USC Neuroscience Graduate Program for 5 years; […]