Office of the Provost
Division of Academic Affairs
Responsible for the overall quality of teaching, scholarship, and research at WPI, the Office of the Provost is the nerve center for academic oversight, support, and resource operations. In collaboration with the university’s deans and professional staff, the provost works to assure the continued excellence of WPI’s premier undergraduate program, the relevance of our graduate research enterprise, and to attract, recruit, and retain outstanding faculty.
Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards are Announced
WPI recently announced that seven faculty members have been promoted in academic rank; in addition, six faculty members, including five of those who were promoted, have been granted tenure. "This is a distinguished group of scholars and educators, and it is gratifying to be able to award them tenure and promotion," said WPI President Dennis Berkey. "Through their research and scholarship, and their leadership in their fields, their classrooms, and their communities, they have brought distinction to themselves and the Institute. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I extend our gratitude and our congratulations." Read more
Vice Provost for Research Candidate search continues...learn about the candidates!
WPI is on the move and the Vice Provost for Research (VPR) will have the most prominent leadership role in guiding the growth and development of research at WPI. The search has been narrowed down to three outstanding candidates: Dr. Colin Scanes, Dr. Richard Billo, and Dr. Raj Archarya. WPI recently hosted the candidates and invited the community to attend open sessions to learn more about each candidate's "Vision for WPI". We invite faculty, staff, students, and administration to participate in a brief survey and provide the search committee with feedback. Learn more about each candidate and participate in the survey.
- WPI Professor Wins NSF CAREER Award for Work that Aims to Solve a Mystery about How Cells Grow The $977,000 CAREER Award is the largest in WPI history. >
- Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Honored at Convocation Six members of the campus community are recognized. >
- GRAD 2013 registration deadline is February 25, 2013 Through two annual events, the university celebrates students' accomplishments, encourages them to share their work with the greater WPI community, and helps them take their research to the next level. >
- WPI Awarded $1.9 Million to Develop Sensors that Can Save Wounded Soldiers The program’s objectives are developing wearable sensors and a smartphone application that can detect serious blood loss. >
- Whole Plant Therapy Shows Promise as an Effective and Economical Malaria Treatment, Research Led by WPI Shows May be the basis for a new model for malaria treatment. >