April 2022 Faculty Newsletter
 Monthly updates from the Office of the Provost
The Reimagination of the Philodemic Room: Project Update Webinar
  • In partnership with the Philodemic Society, Georgetown is engaging in a process to re-imagine the Philodemic Room, following research and the presentation of a report by the Philodemic Society’s Committee for Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation.
  • On Wednesday, April 27, at 5pm, please join a zoom webinar for an update on this project. Please RSVP to receive the zoom link for attendance.
Provost's Research Awards
  • The 2021 Career Research Achievement Award and Distinguished Achievement in Research Award were presented to Judith Tucker, Professor of History and Professor Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government, respectively, in a ceremony on March 29 hosted by the Provost. Congratulations again to the awardees, and thank you to those who were able to attend.
  • Nominations for the 2022 Career Research Achievement Award and Distinguished Achievement in Research Award are now being accepted and will close on May 31. See the links provided for eligibility criteria and nomination details.
Externally Sponsored Research 
  • A total of $4.2M in research grants was awarded to Main Campus faculty in March.
Provost Groves (far left) and Vice Provost for Research Billy Jack (far right) with Research Awards recipients Charles King and Judith Tucker.

International Travel Policy Update 
  • The University returned to its standard (pre-March 2020) International Travel Policy for all University-related international travel commencing on or after April 1, 2022. Travel is permitted to all regions, without requiring review by the Travel Review Committee or EVP approval. The Main Campus Faculty Research Travel Policy applies to travel by faculty for research or teaching that is funded by the faculty member’s research account as authorized by a unit head, dean, Provost, or the President (“Funded Faculty Travel”), by outside grants, and by competitive internal research grants.
Success After Tenure: Information Session on Promotion to Full Professor 
  • Chandan Vaidya, Vice Provost for Faculty will host a panel on standards of promotion to Full Professor on May 5, 12-1.15 pm, on Zoom.
  • Drs. Alex Sens, Professor of Classics and Deborah Phillips, Professor of Psychology will field questions about standards for promotion and timely progression from Associate to Full Professor. Together, they bring complementary and comprehensive experience, having served on the University Rank and Tenure Committee, mentored faculty as Department Chairs, and have knowledge of university practices through their administrative roles, Professor Sens as Dean of the Graduate School and Professor Phillips as former Vice Dean for the Sciences in the College. This session is useful for Associate Professors, their mentors, and department and unit heads.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • April 15: Good Friday holiday
  • May 3: Spring classes end
  • May 6 - 14: Final exams
  • May 20 - 22: Commencement weekend
  • May 28: Class of 2020 Commencement
  • May 30: Memorial Day holiday
New Academic Program Approval Process Workshops
  • The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with other university offices, and working with the Dean's offices, is scheduled to hold a series of one-on-one workshops for new academic program developers on Tuesday, April 26th between 11:30-1pm. The workshops are designed to assist faculty/administrators with the creation of new academic programs and the program approval process to ensure compliance with federal, local, and accreditation guidelines. For more information on the new academic program process please go to the website. Additional questions can be answered by contacting the Director of Education and Academic Affairs, Tammi Damas.

New Episode of the Provost's Podcast

Tune in to a new episode of Faculty in Research, featuring Toshiko Ichiye, Professor and McGowan Chair in Chemistry at Georgetown College,

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