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

  • Looking at Us from Outside
    November 19, 2014
    One of the things a provost does frequently is to meet with outside groups who advise us on Georgetown schools, programs, departments, and other units. These consist of experts from outside the university who are members of advisory boards, review panels, and steering committees of various activities on campus. It’s common that the ongoing committees […]
  • Six Dimensions of Data Relevant to the Social Sciences
    November 12, 2014
    There has been a dominant paradigm in much of empirical social science for most of my life — conclusions based on statistical analyses of samples from large populations fully covered by some sort of listing of their members. This paradigm has supplied national statistical monitoring (e.g., the monthly unemployment rate from the Current Population Survey), […]
  • Actions on the Faculty Survey Results
    November 5, 2014
    We’ve now presented the results of the Faculty Survey to many faculty. We’ve discussed the results with the Board of Directors. We have sought reactions both informally from many. Most agree that the clearest message from the survey was concerns about the tenure and promotion processes among tenure-line faculty, the mentoring of associate professors, the […]