Georgetown’s main campus houses six schools that offer an array of intellectually rigorous programs designed to guide our undergraduate and graduate students toward their academic and professional goals. Our degrees include the arts and sciences, international relations, business administration, public policy, specialized certificates and continuing education programs, and executive education.

Provost's Blog

  • “Groupiness” in Scholarship
    August 16, 2017
    The cultures of scholarship are highly variable across the disciplines. Some fields are filled with single scholars doing their work in isolation. Others consist of large teams, with separate roles for each member or for different universities in cross-university consortia. Recent reading, talking to employers, and watching events in the science research sector, have made […]
  • Faculty Service
    August 9, 2017
    Tenure-line faculty at US universities have multiple duties. They are key drivers of the curriculum design and instruction, they are core to the research and scholarship produced by the institution, and they provide key service as part of the shared governance process of the university. Service incorporates membership on unit-level committees on student curricular processes, […]
  • Gathering of the Tribe: The Annual Professional Meeting
    August 2, 2017
    Summers are traditional times for some (certainly not all) professional organizations to have their annual meetings. The meetings have a common format, with presentations made by scholars grouped into thematic sessions. Often a designated discussant is asked to critique one or more presentations, pointing out weaknesses that might be repaired in the next version of […]
  • A Follow Up to Examining Academic Analytics Data for Georgetown Faculty Curricula Vitae
    July 31, 2017
    Some months ago, a post described a review of Academic Analytics data for Georgetown faculty. After collegially reviewing data and methods with Academic Analytics, we concluded that most of the discrepancies between information collected from faculty CVs and Academic Analytics’ data were the product of the type of work covered and collected by Academic Analytics, […]