Office of the Provost

Provost Messages

December 14, 2017

Tips and strategies for inclusive teaching

Jerry Baldasty

A couple of months ago, in response to common questions from faculty, I wrote a post offering strategies to foster vibrant, inclusive classroom conversations. Faculty then, as now, are grappling with questions such as: how do we make room for differing perspectives in the classroom in a way that allows everyone to participate? How do…

November 6, 2017

Honoring and supporting our veterans

Jerry Baldasty

Throughout UW history, thousands of students, alums, faculty and staff have served our country through the armed forces. Memorials dot our campus, reminding us of those who served – and those who gave everything. But memorials are just part of what we to do to honor and support veterans. As a university, we must ensure…

November 2, 2017

Ensuring a safe environment for students, faculty and staff

Jerry Baldasty

In the University’s ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct, SafeCampus has expanded its role as a resource to faculty and staff who become aware of situations that may involve sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. If you become aware of such a circumstance — either because…

October 31, 2017

Transforming administration with shared services

Jerry Baldasty

As provost, I spend a good deal of time thinking about how to support the UW’s research, teaching and service mission with limited resources. How can we move ahead? In reading the 2016-17 budget plans from the UW deans and chancellors, I was struck by how many mentioned shared services as something they were already…

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