Formation of University-wide Committee on Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer This past spring, following consultation with undergraduate students, I announced that the University would be taking several concrete actions to improve the way we prevent, address, and respond to issues of sexual misconduct on our campuses. Among these steps – which include enhanced mandatory trainings, […]

Formation of the Global Faculty Advisory Committee

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Boston University has built a reputation – through substantial outreach, growth, and engagement – as a research institution of global impact. Our study abroad programs are among the nation’s strongest, and we consistently attract significant numbers of international students and scholars to our campuses. Many […]

NCAA Compliance

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Doug Sears, Vice President and Chief of Staff to the President Boston University supports an intercollegiate athletics program competing within the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 environment where our student-athletes strive for excellence in sportsmanship, scholarship, and service. This affiliation confers a responsibility […]

Announcement of the Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer As we begin the process of selecting the next dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, the first step is to constitute the Search Advisory Committee. The BU Faculty Handbook specifies that: “the advisory committee shall consist of three faculty members elected by […]

2021 University Lecture

From Dr. Jean Morrison University Provost and Chief Academic Officer   You are cordially invited to the 2021 University Lecture: Beneath and Beyond Human: Race and Technology Between Singularities Louis Chude-Sokei Professor of English; George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies; Director, African American Studies Program Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7 pm Tsai […]

Student Guide for Maintaining Academic Continuity During Quarantine or Isolation Due to COVID-19

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Daniel Kleinman, Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs, and Dr. Amie Grills, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs As we return to a fully residential campus experience this fall, quarantine and isolation will remain critical public health measures used to help control the spread of the […]

Strategies for Helping Students in Quarantine/Isolation Due to COVID-19 Maintain Academic Continuity

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Daniel Kleinman, Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs, and Dr. Amie Grills, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs Quarantine and isolation are critical public health measures used for reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  At BU, students who need to enter quarantine or isolation due […]

Promotion of Dr. Judy Platt to Chief Health Officer and Executive Director of Student Health Services

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer President Brown and I are pleased to announce that Dr. Judy Platt, whose exceptional leadership has been vital to BU’s success at containing, managing, and greatly reducing COVID infections within our community, has been promoted to Chief Health Officer and Executive Director of Student Health Services (SHS), […]