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 […]

Appointment of Four New Data Science Faculty Fellows at Boston University

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer I am delighted to announce the appointment of four new Data Science Faculty Fellows through BU’s Data Science Initiative (DSI). Launched in 2017, the Data Science Faculty Fellows program brings together uniquely talented faculty whose scholarship advances and leverages data science methodologies to enable fundamental […]

Announcement of Community Conversations around Free Speech on Campus

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Freedom of speech is among our society’s core principles and has particular resonance on the college campus where the protection of academic freedom is imperative. This past February, President Brown announced the formation of two committees to help develop a clear and consistent institutional voice […]

Invitation to Participate in Provost’s Mentor Fellows Program

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer I write to invite your participation in the inaugural Provost’s Mentor Fellows Program, a selective cohort-based program designed to promote and highlight excellence in mentoring. Participants in this program will join a community of faculty committed to deepening their mentoring practices, identify new mentoring strategies, […]

Faculty Diversity Hiring Initiatives

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Boston University is committed to the highest levels of intellectual and creative achievement and to developing a world-class faculty that requires and actively reflects an increased breadth of cultural, racial, and social diversity. As enumerated in our University Diversity Statement, BU “strive(s) to create environments […]

University-wide Training on Sexual Misconduct Prevention

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Gary Nicksa, Senior Vice President for Operations, and Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students In February 2018, we announced that Boston University would implement mandatory University-wide sexual misconduct prevention training for all students, faculty, and staff. Throughout the fall, each of you received […]

Basic Life Sciences Faculty Hiring Initiative: Joint Charles River Campus-School of Medicine Faculty Recruitment Opportunity

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Request for Proposals: Joint Faculty Hiring in the Basic Life Sciences in the Medical School, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering This hiring initiative builds upon the recommendations of the Committee on the Basic Life Sciences. This is a new […]

Appointment of Six New Data Science Faculty Fellows at Boston University

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer I am delighted to announce the appointment of six new Data Science Faculty Fellows through BU’s Data Science Initiative (DSI). Launched in 2017, the Data Science Faculty Fellows program brings together uniquely talented faculty whose expertise transcends the field’s traditional boundaries of Computer Science, Statistics, […]

Announcement of the Task Force on LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Gary Nicksa, Senior Vice President, Operations We write to announce the appointment of a new University-wide task force focused on improving the workplace experience of employees who are LGBTQIA+. It is vital to Boston University’s impact and relevance as a global research institution and […]