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Recent community messages from the Provost

Welcome to the Spring 2023 Semester

January 16, 2023
Welcome to the Spring 2023 semester! We hope you enjoyed happy and healthy holidays and a restful break. We have entered a new year with great enthusiasm for the spring and our work together as a community.

A Strong Finish to the Fall Semester: for Students

December 07, 2022
As you focus on completing your coursework, we strongly encourage you to also prioritize your well-being and attend to your physical and mental health, including eating well, maintaining a regular sleep schedule, and taking breaks. There are a variety of activities taking place leading up to and during finals to help you maintain balance and focus.

A Strong Finish to the Fall Semester: for Faculty

December 07, 2022
As faculty with close connections to our students, you remain an invaluable source of guidance and support, and I thank you for all you continue to do on behalf of our students’ education and well-being.

Update on Work of Data Privacy Task Force and Next Steps

September 09, 2022
I am grateful for the work of the Task Force and the collaborative effort undertaken to identify core principles and additional actions as we continue work to develop a Data Governance Policy.

Provost Welcome for the New Academic Year: for Students

August 24, 2022
Whether you are a new member of the George Washington University community or returning after the summer, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the new year and the next phase of your academic journey.

Provost Welcome for the New Academic Year: for Faculty and Staff

August 24, 2022
Whether you are a new member of the George Washington University community or returning after the summer, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the new year.

New Leadership Appointments to Strengthen Academic Excellence, Student Experience

June 30, 2022

Five members of the university community will assume new leadership roles in the Office of the Provost this summer.

Reminder about Classes Affected by Juneteenth Holiday

June 08, 2022
As a reminder, if your school or college has not already made adjustments to your teaching schedule in consideration of Juneteenth (observed June 20), please be aware that the lost class time must be made up in one of the following ways.

Diversity Program Review Climate Survey Opens Tuesday, April 19

April 18, 2022
Community participation in this process is critical and will inform the recommendations and actions GW takes going forward to improve the university climate.

Looking Toward the End of the Semester: for Undergraduate Students

April 04, 2022
Now, with just weeks remaining in the school year, it is time to buckle down and devote your energies to crossing the finish line of final exams.

Looking Toward the End of the Semester: for Graduate Students

April 04, 2022
As an institution, we have renewed our commitment to strengthening the graduate and postdoctoral student experience and ensuring our graduate education reflects market demand for professional training, both locally and nationally.

Looking Toward the End of the Semester and New Opportunities within the Office of the Provost: for Faculty

April 04, 2022
Beyond this semester, exciting developments are ahead within the Office of the Provost that likely are of interest to faculty. Searches for several roles supporting the Provost have launched or will be launched soon.

Upcoming Spring and Summer Holidays Affecting Classes

March 16, 2022
As we look ahead to late spring and early summer, I want to draw your attention to several upcoming holidays that will affect how you manage your classes.

Announcing the Diversity Program Review Team

February 15, 2022
I am proud to announce the formation of the Diversity Program Review Team, comprising faculty, staff and student experts who will conduct a comprehensive review of the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to inform the development of a sustainable diversity action plan.

Additional Spring Semester Guidance for Faculty

January 12, 2022
As today’s community message confirmed, in-person instruction will begin on Tuesday, January 18 as previously announced. We ask that you anticipate disruptions in your teaching this semester as students test positive and are required to isolate. Please see this message for additional guidance.

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