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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.


Provost Hagerty speaking at podium

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

diverse group of students talking happily

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


Newly Tenured Faculty Dinner

6:00 PM Kellogg Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive
The Office of the Provost's celebration of the 2020, 2021, and 2022 newly tenured faculty members. By invitation only.

Navigating Tenure: A Faculty Panel Discussion

12:30 PM Scott Hall, 601 University Place
Join us for a faculty panel discussion on navigating tenure. Moderated by Associate Provost for Faculty, Sumit Dhar, fou...


Fresh ideas in curriculum to help promote Spanish fluency and revamp engineering course

January 25, 2023
from Northwestern Now
Denise Bouras and Jeremy Keys have been named the 2023 recipients of the The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s Award for Curriculum Innovation. Administered by the Office of the Provost, the award recognizes and supports faculty who have innovative ideas for new courses, methods of instruction and components of existing classes.

Graduate student unionization election outcome

January 12, 2023
from Graduate Student Unionization
The National Labor Relations Board has counted the votes that were cast on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a majority of voters who cast ballots voted to be represented by the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.