Communication & Engagement

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Divisional engagement activities are held throughout the year at various venues on the university's beautiful campus.

Who We Are

We are experts in planning events for and supporting communication initiatives within the Office of the Provost and Division of Academic Affairs. The division's Communication and Engagement group is creative, collaborative, and seeks to advance the academic mission of the institution and support the role of faculty. 

What We Do

We support communication from the Office of the Provost to the university community, and disseminate information through the Office of the Provost affiliated websites. With communication is a component of engagement, we also plan events and coordinate logistics for divisional engagement activities.

How We Work

We work collaboratively and share resource information with divisional units to help them reach their individual engagement goals related to the Office of the Provost and the university's academic mission. We are excited to be a part of celebrating Towson University's legacy and bold future.


We assist units within the Office of the Provost and Division of Academic Affairs, as well as faculty and staff throughout the university to implement communication strategies that are consistent with the university's brand and mission.

Divisional Engagement

There are a variety of annual events, workshops and meetings hosted by the Office of the Provost to advance the mission and goals of the division. The majority of these activities advance the engagement of prospective, current and retired faculty, support their professional development, and celebrate the scholarly achievements of all those within the Towson University community, including Commencement.

Featured Divisional Programs

There are a variety of annual events hosted by the Office of the Provost as well as unique and topical engagement opportunities offered throughout the year. 

New Faculty Institute 

The Office of the Provost offers a full complement of orientation materials and programs to its new faculty each year. There are many different sessions with various objectives to help acclimate our faculty to campus, and there are also opportunities for them to bond with their colleagues. Learn more about the New Faculty Institute

George Thompson Workshops

Twice a year, the Provost invites George Thompson, publisher in residence, to visit campus to meet with faculty for the purpose of assisting with their scholarship initiatives. George Thompson will return to campus this fall for another group session and individual appointments in February 2019.  Contact  for more information.

January teaching Conference

The January Teaching Conference provides faculty and librarians with the opportunity for professional development, interaction with a leading teaching expert, to learn about new teaching strategies, and to obtain information about the university's academic initiatives.

Senior Colleagues' Reception

This is a celebration of those newly tenured and promoted faculty and librarians. 

PTRM Workshop

The PTRM Workshop is an annual event which provides faculty with information and guidance on the promotion and tenure process, as well as the opportunity to share feedback on current practices and procedures.

Retired Faculty Brunch

This annual event provides an opportunity for our retired faculty to return to campus to visit with each other and to stay on top of any changes and new initiatives of the university.

George Thompson Faculty Testimonials 

Learn why Towson University faculty value meeting with George Thompson, our Publisher-in-Residence.

  • "George Thompson offered extremely valuable feedback on some of my articles and my book project. He pointed out the strengths of my work, and I was able to plan a timeline for the completion of my two articles."
  • "I have a number of projects in the works in different disciplines, so his advice on places to approach with my work has been quite useful."
  • "I prepared and submitted a book prospectus which was reviewed by Mr. Thompson. After sending out letters of inquiry, I was offered and accepted a contract with a leading academic press."
  • "I am an associate professor with a book idea and another completed manuscript. Mr. Thompson was able to steer me toward the University press director who would ultimately say he wants to publish my book. I did this because of the specific, step-by-step advice that Mr. Thompson gave, the publishers he suggested, names he gave me, and the approach he recommended."