Provost Initiatives

Provost initiatives are designed to impact all areas of the educational experience—enhancing opportunities for learning while promoting an environment that encourages open communication and respect for all members of the campus community.

Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES)

With generous support from the National Science Foundation, the Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES) program at Case Western Reserve University seeks to contribute to the development of a national science and engineering (S&E) workforce that includes the full participation of women at all levels of faculty and academic leadership.

Behavior Risk Assessment Committee

The Behavior Risk Assessment Committee is an informal consultation team whose charge is to assess situations involving disruptive or potentially dangerous students, faculty or staff by consulting with those affected by the situation, coordinating the university response and making recommendations on action, consistent with the university rules and policies.

Case & Fisk in Partnership

Created in 2002, the Case-Fisk Partnership offers expanded opportunities in education and research for students, faculty, and staff at Case Western Reserve University and Fisk University.

Center for Institutional Research

The Center for Institutional Research at Case provides information and research to support decision-making, policy analysis, institutional assessment, and strategic planning.

Emerging Infections

Along with links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other agencies, this site will provide you with answers to frequently asked questions, prevention information, travel warnings and information, and treatment, as well as internal links to names and contact information for members of Case's ad hoc bird flu committee, campus communications and other resources.

Faculty Diversity Officer

The Faculty Diversity Officer, housed within Case's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, reports directly to the Office of the Provost and President. S/he serves as a facilitator for addressing faculty diversity issues, particularly relating to recruitment, employment, and other areas related to faculty duties. S/he also serves as the faculty affirmative action officer in all matters related to faculty affirmative action and equal opportunity.

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

The mission of Case's Center for Women is to promote the well-being and advancement of women through education and advocacy.

LGBT Resources & Information

This site provides information and support to our campus community regarding issues related to sexual orientation. As such issues are many, tolerance is a primary concern. Informative links include information from the Case domestic partner policies, news, political initiatives, social faculty, and student groups and organizations to the latest research and information on LGBT issues and concerns.

National Research Council Study of Doctoral Education

The National Research Council (NRC) is beginning its third study of research doctorate programs in fall 2006. Results of NRC assessments are used widely throughout higher education by prospective faculty and students, funding agencies, donors, and the general public. Thirty-one doctoral programs at Case are eligible and will be valuated as part of the study.

Research Council

The primary purpose of the Research Council is to advance discovery and creative endeavors at the university, especially at the boundaries between disciplines, by providing advice to the senior administration of the university through the provost's office. The focus is not only on resources for research, including infrastructure, but also on administrative processes that influence our research productivity and effectiveness. The connection between research and education (graduate and undergraduate, post-doctoral training) is generally an important part of the discussion.

Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors (SOURCE)

The goal of the SOURCE office is to assist and prepare students to engage in research and creative endeavors, and to guide and, where appropriate, to supplement institutional, departmental, and divisional work with this effort.

University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE)

UCITE (The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education) is dedicated to working with the faculty and students at Case to create an enriching and rewarding learning experience for everyone.

University Plan

During 2007-08, the University is engaged in a strategic planning process that will guide the institution and the College and Schools over the following five years. The Provost is leading this process, with broad participation by faculty, staff, students, and others. The plan will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval in June 2008.