Announcements

June 15 unit head onboarding

May 31, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

VPAA Announcement

May 31, 2018 - It is with great enthusiasm that the provost’s office announces that Ellen Herman, professor of history, has agreed to join the provost’s office as the permanent (no longer interim) vice provost for academic affairs. Ellen will join the office at a 0.5 FTE and focus on promotion and tenure as well as other faculty-specific matters.The office still has a need for the other 0.5 FTE and will launch a search shortly for a 0.5 associate vice provost position.

Spring 2018 Academic Policy Reminders

May 16, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

This message is to remind you of a number of academic policies that may affect your course planning, grading, and exam schedules. This message covers the following topics:

2018 Institutional Hiring Plan

May 10, 2018 - The provost has released the 2018 Institutional Hiring Plan, which authorizes tenure-track faculty searches across the schools and colleges. The Institutional Hiring Plan represents a holistic focus on the university’s most strategic and important goals within a comprehensive vision of UO’s broad research and teaching mission. This plan continues the university’s efforts to hire tenure-track faculty who will enhance the UO’s scholarly profile and academic excellence and who will share our commitment to student success.

New NTTF informal offer letter

May 1, 2018

Dear Campus Partners,

In response to requests for more templates to support regular operations, and to provide consistent practices across campus, the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and HR’s Employee Labor Relations have developed a template for informal NTTF offer letters.

Please use this template as the basis for all informal offers for non-tenure track faculty. It may be modified to best fit specific situations.

Upcoming events – Workshops, Promotion Celebration, New Faculty Orientation

March 26, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I hope your winter term work is winding down, and you can take a few minutes for yourself while students are enjoying spring break.

As we look ahead to spring term and beyond, we want to let you know about key dates for workshops and events offered by the Office of the Provost.

Registration is now open for the spring 2018 unit head and managers workshop series. Please register by following the links to MyTrack:

Vice provost search deadline extended

March 19, 2018 - The Office of the Provost has chosen to extend the deadline for the first review of applicants to Monday, April 16. We do not want to unduly limit interest in the position with the expectation that one person needs to fill the role and have to give up their teaching and research interests. That is why we have structured the position with an option of dividing it between two highly qualified individuals, each serving in a .5 FTE, should that be desirable.

March 14 Walkout

March 13, 2018 - A National School Walkout is planned for 10 a.m. on March 14. This event is being held to ask Congress to act on gun safety issues. Many of our students might wish to join the walkout. As instructors, you should assess a student’s participation during class time as you sit fit within the requirements for your course.

OPAA Signing Authority

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We realize that the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs has undergone a great deal of change in the last six months, and that may have left some of you unclear regarding who in our office you should refer to for questions and support.

Currently, the following individuals have signing authority/electronic approval for personnel matters related to each group of faculty listed below:

UO Leadership Academy Announcement

February 5, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to share news about the launch of the new UO Leadership Academy.

The newly announced academy is a year-long professional development opportunity designed to increase knowledge of effective leadership models and grow a diverse cohort of university leaders.

We invite you to apply to be a part of this exciting first cohort. If you have colleagues who you believe would benefit from this development opportunity, please encourage them to apply as well.

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