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Provost and Executive Vice President

Office of the Provost

Jerry Baldasty

Gerald J. “Jerry” Baldasty was named provost and executive vice president, effective June 1, 2016. He joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1978 and is a professor of communication and an adjunct professor in two departments (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and American Ethnic Studies).


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  • U501 provides extensive orientation, welcome to new grad students

    October 18, 2017

    Each year, the University of Washington welcomes more than 5,000 new graduate and professional students. Some are new to the University. Others are also new to the Pacific Northwest. Still others are new to the United States, as well. Most are new to graduate and professional education. Until now, orientation efforts have varied widely by…

  • Planning for the year ahead

    October 9, 2017

    Every new academic year brings new opportunities to address emerging academic and societal trends, tackle ongoing challenges and plan for the university of the future. Here are a few of the key efforts my colleagues and I are focusing on this year. Classroom climate: Deep divisions within the country have led to heated discussions in…

  • How to sustain vibrant conversations in the classroom

    October 4, 2017

    In March, I sent a message with some advice for faculty on ways to sustain vibrant classroom discussions. At the time, current events had produced sharp political differences among us on our campuses – and throughout our country. It seems little has changed since February, in that respect. But no matter the political or cultural…

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