News & Announcements

Personnel Changes in the Deans Office

Dear Krieger School Faculty and Staff,  I am writing you with mixed emotions as I share some bittersweet news and some good news. The bittersweet part is that Joel Schildbach, the Krieger School’s vice dean for undergraduate education has accepted a position as program director for the Division of Graduate Education at the National Science […]

Update on Shared Governance

Dear Colleagues, I write with good news regarding shared governance in the Krieger School. Since my last letter to you on this matter, I have had the chance to meet with the HFA sub-committee and some others. I am comfortable now that the proposed Senate will fit within a larger shared governance body, whose outlines I […]

Message from the Dean on Shared Governance at the Krieger School

Dear Colleagues: I am writing to you concerning something about which I care greatly: shared governance in higher education. Since assuming the role of Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in January, in fact, my priority has been to establish such a body for our school. My basic conviction is that, in […]

Faculty Handbook Now Available

The Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Faculty Handbook is now available on the new Faculty Handbook website (JHED credentials required). The website also contains documents on, Degree Audit Tips, Junior Clearance Directions for Faculty Advisors, and the Faculty Search Process.

New NSF Grant Term

On October 21, 2018, a new grant term will be incorporated into all new NSF awards, and into any funding amendments made to existing NSF grant awards.  This new grant term and condition is part of NSF’s efforts to ensure that research and training environments are free of sexual and other forms of harassment; a […]

NIH Single IRB Requirements and Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

As Johns Hopkins prepares for the January 25, 2018 effective date of the NIH requirement that all domestic, multi-site, non-exempt research studies utilize a single IRB (“sIRB”), adjustments have been made to the JHU Policy on Individual Financial Interests and Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research. The primary change has been to limit the application of […]

Conflict Review Committee

Information on the Conflict Review Committee has been moved to the “Boards, Committees, & Councils” section of KASPER. Please visit that page for information about: Conflict Review Committee By-Laws and Roster, Guidelines for Reporting, Divisional Policies on Conflict of Commitment and Conflict of Interest, Reporting Conflict of Interest and Commitment Handbook, and more.

New Website

We have migrated KASPER from SiteExecutive into WordPress. By moving the site into WordPress, a much more intuitive and easy to use content management system, it will be easier for stakeholders to update their pages. The site may have a new theme, but the information is organized largely in the same way.

Upcoming Society of Research Administrators International Section Meeting

Attend the 2017 Society of Research Administrators International Section Meeting April 2-5 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Workshops, sessions, round tables, and learning cafe opportunities will be offered covering multiple areas that impact research administration. While you are attending, you can earn a certificate in one of four areas.

NSF Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

NSF has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1).  The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.  Significant changes to the document are summarized at the beginning of the document.  For guidance on proposals submitted or due […]