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

  • A Magic Few Days
    December 17, 2014
    The campus has experienced dramatic changes over the past few days. As we approach examination days, more serious looks on student faces predominate, replacing the horseplay and laughter. There are fewer groups throwing Frisbees on Copley lawn. Every available study space seems filled at almost all hours of the day and night. (I even see […]
  • Georgetown Faculty Innovating in the Classroom
    December 10, 2014
    In the Fall of 2012, Georgetown launched the Initiative for Technology-Enhanced Learning or ITEL. The initiative incentivized innovation by faculty within existing courses, most of it related to using internet and other computer-based technologies to enrich the learning experience. Given that Georgetown faculty are often innovating in their pedagogy, we were hopeful that some would […]
  • The “Team”
    December 3, 2014
    Modern universities have evolved far beyond their origins of individual tutors educating individual students. For example, the Federal and local governments have increasingly regulated universities in the US. We have staff that implement those regulations. These include the appropriate distribution of Federal government financial aid to students, the assurance of appropriate admissions criteria, the completion […]