The Provost's Office sponsors many projects, speakers, readings, and performances throughout the Academic year. Of particular note are several campus-wide events that unite national commemorations with our own campus community.
A major effort by the Provost's office this year has been to increase collaboration and interchange between the Law School and the Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences and the Williams School of Commerce, Politics, and Economics.
Beginning in the fall of 2013, the Provost's office brought together a wide range of campus constituencies to study and discuss the multiple learning spaces on campus and how best to maximize their usage and coordination. Working with Instructional Technology, the Deans' offices, the Registrar, and Facilities, we have progressed on a number of issues and look forward to further accomplishments in the coming year.
In December 2015, the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate unanimously approved the University of Chicago 2015 “Statement on Freedom of Expression” and the AAC&U 2006 “Statement on Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility” as guiding documents for how we think about freedom of expression on our campus.
The required fifth-year report on our ongoing reaffirmation of accreditation, this 18-month initiative began in December of 2013 and will complete its work in February of 2015. Associate Provost Marc Conner and Director of Institutional Effectiveness Bryan Price are co-chairing this committee.
Washington and Lee students had remarkable success in Graduate Fellowship applications this past year. Coordinated by Associate Dean Marcia France, the Graduate Fellowships Committee advised a wide range of applications through the strenuous process. This report details those processes and tracks the progress of the applications from start to finish.
The Lenfest University-Wide Colloquium is a new event designed to showcase the research that faculty members undertake using summer Lenfest grants.