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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.


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


Independence Day (no classes)

All Day
Independence Day (no classes)

Exhibition Gallery Talk: A Site of Struggle with Alisa Swindell

12:30 PM Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive
This program is offered by Alisa Swindell, former Curatorial Research Associate for A Site of Struggle and current Assoc...


COVID-19 Updates for Summer

June 16, 2022
from COVID-19 and Campus Updates
Together we successfully navigated the twists and turns of COVID-19 through another academic year. Each of us has experienced the pandemic in different ways, and we’re proud of our community’s mutual respect and support for one another. Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation through these challenges. Today we provide updates on our approach to COVID-19.

TEACHx symposium returns in-person with the theme of ‘Reconnect’

June 15, 2022
from Northwestern Now
Northwestern's popular TEACHx symposium, highlighting innovative experiments in teaching and learning, returned to an in-person event this year. More than 200 faculty, graduate students, learning designers and education technology specialists attended TEACHx 2022 to learn from their peers.