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 […]

Opening of the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff; Appointment of Dr. Debbie Bazarsky as Inaugural Director

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Crystal Williams, Vice President and Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion In fall 2019, we announced the findings of a task force charged with recommending ways to improve the workplace experience of Boston University’s LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff. Among the core priorities put forth by […]

Completion of University-wide Strategic Planning Effort and Beginning of Implementation Phase

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer I write to extend my deep thanks to our entire community for your contributions and engagement throughout Boston University’s strategic planning process. Undertakings of this magnitude ask a great deal of their participants. From the beginning and throughout all the listening sessions, the countless hours […]

Opening of the Newbury Center; Appointment of Maria Dykema Erb as Inaugural Director

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Crystal Williams, Vice President and Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion Each year, many of Boston University’s talented graduates have the added distinction of being the first in their families to have attended college. These students arrive from vastly varied backgrounds and are consistently […]

Update on University-wide Strategic Planning Process and Launch of Implementation Design Phase

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Over the last two years, faculty, staff, and students across our campuses have worked toward a strategic plan that establishes a clear vision for the future of Boston University, and a set of measurable goals and objectives to help guide decisions on institutional investments and […]

Results of AAU Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer This past spring, we invited Boston University students to take part in a climate survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct organized by the Association for American Universities (AAU). This survey was designed to assess student perceptions of BU’s campus climate and knowledge of University […]