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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 at 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


Think Through Your Summer Planning with Wisdom, Intention, and Truthfulness

10:00 AM
Meggin McIntosh, Professor Emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno, will facilitate a planning session for your summer...

Cariloop Introductory Information Session

12:00 PM
All faculty are invited to an information session about Northwestern's partnership with Cariloop, an organization that h...


Pilot caregiving support program for faculty

May 18, 2022
The Office of Human Resources and the Office of the Provost are pleased to offer Northwestern’s faculty a new resource for their family caregiving needs. Cariloop is a comprehensive caregiving facilitator with a track record of excellent customer service that pairs licensed and certified healthcare coaches with clients to assist with finding the caregiving resources they need to manage care transitions and life events.

Office of the Provost hosts Spring 2022 faculty webinar

May 16, 2022
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Northwestern Provost Kathleen Hagerty hosted the third and final faculty webinar of the academic year May 16 on the topic of faculty hiring strategies and processes. She was joined by School of Communication Dean E. Patrick Johnson.