Initiatives

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The University’s Strategic Plan, Northwestern Will, provides a framework in which to define our shared goals and strive for success. Following are ongoing initiatives within the Office of the Provost which engage across the whole University to Discover, Integrate, Connect, and Engage.

Chicago Collaboration for Women in STEM

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This novel partnership with the University of Chicago provides joint programs and research to support the careers of women faculty in the STEM fields at both institutions.

A report on the culture and climate in our biological and physical science departments, and across our campus can be found HERE.

Northwestern Scholars

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Explore the research profiles, publications, and grant data of thousands of Northwestern scholars. Follow their networks and collaborations within Northwestern, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across national networks.

Northwestern University Global Opportunities (NUGO)

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Explore all of Northwestern’s global programs in one location. Easily identify opportunities for collaboration with our international partners and with faculty who share your interests.

Online Learning Initiatives

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We are committed to helping to shape the landscape of online higher education. We are offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through Coursera and for-credit, undergraduate courses taught in small sections through Semester Online (SON).

Public Voices

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In partnership with the OpEd Project, the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program aims to dramatically increase the influence and contributions of women and minority thought leaders to the important public conversations of our time. Our Fellows have collectively published over 100 opinion pieces in major new outlets, including The New York Times and The Atlantic, covering such topics as income inequality, immigration reform, and the Catholic Church.

Undergraduate Research

The Accessing Research and Creative Help (ARCH) database helps undergraduate students match their research interests with the countless opportunities on campus and around the world. Many schools and offices, including the Office of the Provost, offer funding to support students who wish to conduct independent research, work in a lab or internship, study abroad, attend conferences, and much more.

“Achieving the goals this strategic plan lays out will challenge us all. It should. Because we have the strength to achieve them, we will.”
- Daniel Linzer, Provost