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Office of the Provost

Promoting and Advancing Northwestern’s Academic Mission

Welcome to the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost provides the resources and infrastructure that empower Northwestern's community of scholars to pursue their greatest scholarly ambitions.

Provost Kathleen Hagerty

As Northwestern's chief academic officer, Provost Hagerty works with deans, directors and administrative units to set academic priorities and polices and coordinate initiatives to support graduate and undergraduate education, faculty appointments and promotion, and space and resource planning. She also has primary responsibility for preparing Northwestern’s annual budget.

Provost Hagerty is the First Chicago Professor of Finance in Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

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For Faculty

The Office of the Provost oversees faculty policies and connects faculty with a wide range of career and work/life resources.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Commitment

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Through policy and practice, the Office of the Provost is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive environment for the entire Northwestern community.

Updates and Announcements

Upcoming Events

Apr
15
2024

Buffett Faculty Lunch: War and Peace

12:30 PM 1800 Sherman Avenue
In the next few months, the Buffett Institute will be hosting thematic lunches for Northwestern faculty members. Please ...
Apr
16
2024

James Lang's Policy to Pedagogy: Evaluating Artificial Intelligence for Teachers and Learners

2:00 PM Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street
James Lang's Policy to Pedagogy: Evaluating Artificial Intelligence for Teachers and Learners Building upon arguments fi...
Apr
19
2024

Buffett Faculty Lunch: Translation and the Global Library

12:30 PM 1800 Sherman Avenue
In the next few months, the Buffett Institute will be hosting thematic lunches for Northwestern faculty members. Please ...

Announcements

‘The Night Watchman’ named next One Book selection

April 8, 2024
from Northwestern Now
“The Night Watchman,” Louise Erdrich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a fictional tribal leader who stands up to Congress when, in the 1950s, the U.S. government sought to disband tribes and take their land, has been named the One Book One Northwestern (OBON) selection for 2024-2025.

Next Steps for Implementing the Graduate Student Union Contract

March 29, 2024
from Graduate Student Unionization
This community message from Provost Kathleen Hagerty and Associate Provost for Graduate Education Kelly Mayo provides updates on some of the most common issues being raised by faculty and staff regarding the first collective bargaining agreement between Northwestern and the graduate student union (NUGW-UE), which was ratified on March 15.