Office of the Provost and Dean

The Provost Office is directly responsible for overseeing faculty, students and administrators in all phases of service, teaching and research.

Our office provides faculty, staff, and students with the support needed to be highly successful in all aspects of academia; whether that be offering data through institutional research, overseeing implementation of operating salary and capital budgets, or providing students with the close connections Washington College strives to achieve.

How We Are Spending Our Summer Vacation

The Provost's Office is hard at work over the summer months to prepare for the return of students, faculty, and staff.

campus scene in fall

Rethinking the Fall Academic Calendar 

The College is making plans to reopen campus to students and faculty, with a hybrid blend of in-person and online classes slated to begin August 24. 

There will be no fall break, and classes will end on Nov. 24. Exams, final projects, and any other end-of-the-semester work will be completed online during the week of Nov. 30 – Dec. 4.

WC Response to COVID-19
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Liberal Arts Learning in a Time of Uncertainty

This online summer course, created by professors Sara Clarke-Vivier (education) and Ben Tilghman (art and art history), examines the COVID-19 pandemic from an interdisciplinary perspective to help first-year students think creatively about how to address a public health crisis. The course runs seven weeks, beginning July 6. Two credits; no fee.

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Summer Advising

With the support of Assistant Registrar Rachelle Marks and several department chairs, faculty are conducting summer advising online for incoming students.

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Faculty Recognition

Huzzah! Three of our recently retired faculty members have been awarded emeritus status by the Board of Visitors and Governors. Richard Gillin, Professor of English, Eugene Hamilton, Professor of Mathematics, and Michael Kerchner, Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychology, will be recognized during Commencement festivities on  Oct. 17.