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Provost and executive vice president for academic affairs

Portrait of Provost Tricia Serio

Tricia Serio joined the University of Washington as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs in 2023. A biochemist, she also holds a faculty appointment in the UW School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry.

As the University’s academic and budget officer, Dr. Serio leads the faculty and allocates resources to promote each student’s academic experience and success.

Provost’s blog

  • Academic student employee contract negotiations and the UW’s position

    April 11, 2024

    This blog post was published April 11, 2024. Please see the Labor Relations website for details on bargaining sessions that have taken place since then and for other regular updates. In February, academic student employees and the University of Washington entered into negotiations for their next collective bargaining agreement. I have tremendous respect for our…

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  • Empowering students through teaching

    April 10, 2024

    One of the many things that drew me here was the University’s deep commitment to the concept of an R1 university, where excellence in scholarship and creative activity and in teaching are valued and integrated to strengthen both. Our vision is to create a challenging learning environment for our students that is informed by cutting-edge…

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  • Task force appointed to address AI

    February 15, 2024

    Across the UW, faculty, staff and students are discovering and exploring the potential of artificial intelligence to improve lives around the world in nearly every field of study and area of research – computer science, health care, social sciences, humanities, law, public policy, and much more. AI is being leveraged countless ways, from diagnosing and…

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Provost’s Town Hall

The town hall was held on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 at the Alder Hall Auditorium.UW Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Tricia R. Serio discussed the state of the University from an academic perspective and highlighted some of the opportunities for faculty and staff to lead the conversation on using artificial intelligence to transform their research, innovation, teaching and impact. The town hall was held on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 at the Alder Hall Auditorium.

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Future of teaching and learning

The Future of Teaching & Learning Initiative is looking for ways to enhance instructional quality and provide better access to courses and programs.

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