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

Strengthening ties among women in physics

Strengthening ties among women in physics

January 18, 2017

When Margaret Morris looks around her physics class, sometimes she is the only woman there.

Morris, a senior at Brandeis University, is living the reality for physics in the United States. At a time when women make up the majority of the country’s college students, their numbers still trail male peers in certain fields. And in some disciplines, like physics, women remain a small minority.

Last weekend, 250 physics majors gathered at Harvard to take a collective step toward a new reality.

Ensuring high standards

Ensuring high standards

January 17, 2017

Even universities get report cards.

Every decade or so, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) review Harvard for reaccreditation. The University was last reaccredited in 2009, and produced an interim report on the results in 2013.

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.