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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.

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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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Provost’s blog

  • 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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  • Sharing my journey, from first-gen college student to provost

    October 31, 2023

    I was a full professor and a department chair before it occurred to me to tell anyone my own story. One day, several years ago, I met with a first-generation college student who was also a first-generation American citizen. She had just won our department’s top academic award and expressed her perception that she wasn’t…

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  • Academic Affairs support for the UW community

    October 12, 2023

    Dear Colleagues, President Cauce shared a statement with our community on Monday following a horrific series of terror attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians over the weekend. This tragedy has now resulted in an escalation of violence impacting civilians in both Israel and Gaza. I share her devastation about the tragic loss of life, her…

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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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