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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.

MORE ON PROVOST HAGERTY

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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

Oct
4
2022

Vice President for Student Affairs search listening session for graduate students

12:00 PM
The search committee for the next vice president for student affairs invites graduate students to share their thoughts a...
Oct
6
2022

Vice President for Student Affairs search listening session for undergraduate students

12:00 PM
The search committee for the next vice president for student affairs invites undergraduate students to share their thoug...
Oct
10
2022

Ombuds Office / Adviser Open House

9:00 AM Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive
To increase the awareness of ombuds services to the academic advising community, the Office of the Ombudsperson invites ...

Announcements

Fall welcome from the Faculty Wellness Program director

September 29, 2022
No matter the stage of our careers, living and working as faculty members at a top-tier university challenges us in ways that are unique to our chosen fields. As we settle into another academic year, I want to share some reminders and updates about the resources that Northwestern offers faculty to support your personal well-being.

Welcoming new faculty with programs to support long-term success

September 16, 2022
from Northwestern Now
President Michael Schill kicked off a daylong program for Northwestern’s new faculty members on Friday by welcoming them to “one of the truly exceptional educational institutions in the world.” Schill’s remarks to about 80 new faculty members came at the end of his first week as Northwestern’s 17th president.