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The provost serves as Harvard’s chief academic officer, working with the president to oversee academic policies and activities university-wide. The Office of the Provost [view organizational chart] works closely with the University’s academic and administrative leaders to:

  • Foster interfaculty collaboration
  • Improve Harvard’s performance in building a diverse pipeline of scholars and in developing scholars at all stages of the academic career ladder
  • Advance university-wide approaches to compliance and research policy
  • Support University cultural and artistic entities and projects
  • Oversee and coordinate the University’s international activities
  • Support faculty, students, and academic professionals in advancing innovations in teaching and learning; and
  • Oversee activities pertaining to intellectual property, technology transfer, research collaborations with industry, and trademark licensing.

The deputy, vice, associate, and assistant provosts, together with the provost’s administrative and operations staff, support the provost in carrying out these responsibilities.

Harvard Gazette

Probing how colleges benefited from slavery

Probing how colleges benefited from slavery

March 3, 2017

Hundreds of listeners from Harvard and beyond packed a Radcliffe auditorium on Friday for a series of wrenching discussions about the historical role of universities in the propagation of slavery.

After calling on Harvard last year to investigate further its ties to slavery, President Drew Faust convened a faculty committee to develop the conference, called “Universities and Slavery: Bound by History,” which was sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

A day of Hillary at Harvard

A day of Hillary at Harvard

March 3, 2017

With nary a dog leash or hiking boot in sight, Hillary Clinton took a break from her recent walks in the Chappaqua woods near her home in New York state to crisscross Harvard’s campus Friday to reflect on her time as U.S. secretary of state at a handful of private events.

In the morning, she spoke with a small gathering of undergraduate members of the Institute of Politics’ Student Advisory Committee during a private event at Kirkland House that was closed to the media.

Lectures That Last offers clear message

Lectures That Last offers clear message

March 3, 2017

Faculty from each of Harvard’s 12 graduate Schools addressed a full house at the seventh annual Lectures That Last event, held at Harvard Business School’s Burden Auditorium on Feb. 23.

As part of the One Harvard Initiative, the discussion was sponsored by the Harvard Graduate Council with support from the Provost’s Office. Krishna Rajendran and Öykü Akkaya, both M.B.A. students at Harvard Business School (HBS), hosted the event and introduced the panel.

Update on Graduate Student Unionization (October 24, 2016)

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that students who serve in teaching and research capacities at private universities now have the right to unionize. Graduate student unionization is an important subject of discussion on our campus. We encourage you to read more about the issues and access Frequently Asked Questions for more information.