Office of the Provost

Provost Messages

June 26, 2018

After a 40-year Husky Experience, on to new adventures

Jerry Baldasty

On most mornings, I bike to work. Even on rainy days, it’s good to be outside and get a bit of exercise on the way to the office. For the past six years, I’ve passed the Communications building – where I spent most of my career as a faculty member — and headed across Red Square to…

May 10, 2018

The Husky Experience as a Global Experience

Jerry Baldasty

At the University of Washington, it has long been our priority to support our students with international backgrounds, and to offer all students opportunities to gain global perspectives. Now, as our graduates join an increasingly global workforce, it’s more important than ever that we seek new ways to create inclusive international communities on campus, and…

April 23, 2018

Fake news and misinformation: Why teaching critical thinking is crucial for democracy

Jerry Baldasty

Democracies live and die by the ability of their people to access information and engage in robust discussions based upon facts. These days, however, our democracies are straining under the weight of the growing distrust of core societal institutions. Our institutions are under siege – as people have lost faith in religious organizations, higher education,…

March 28, 2018

Health Services Administration shares services to better support academic, clinical work

Jerry Baldasty

Two years ago, Dave Anderson, executive director of Health Sciences Administration, pointed out the duplication of services throughout the 10 health sciences units that reported to him. From human resources to IT support to accounting, each unit’s staffing, resources and practices were a bit different. There was little doubt this duplication was costing units resources…

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