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.

CHC Faculty Memo

February 21, 2018 - Provost Jayanth Banavar and Interim Dean Karen Ford released a memo to Clark Honors College faculty Wednesday on the university’s vision for the future structure of the honors college. Proposed changes will enable the college to respond to the shifting student base by more closely aligning faculty interests and curriculum with students’ academic and research interests.

Respectful Workplace 2018

February 13, 2018

To: Campus Community
From: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer and Associate Vice Preisdent Scott Pratt, Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affair
Date: February 13, 2018
Re: Respectful Workplace

Institutional and Unit-level metrics

February 15, 2018 - A university-wide discussion on metrics will take place next month as the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs begins framing the way data may be used in assessments across academic units. Faculty members are encouraged to attend a town hall forum on Friday, March 16 in Straub Hall Room 156.

Public Comment Sought on TFAB's Recommendations

February 12, 2018 - The Tuition and Fee Advisory Board (TFAB) has made their recommendations for the 2018-19 academic year. I invite you to review TFAB’s full tuition proposal and to provide input using this online comment form by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 16. In addition, we will host a student forum at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday in the Alumni Lounge, Gerlinger Hall.

Assessment of student learning and new deadlines

February 7, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to remind you that each academic unit needs to establish learning outcomes, assessment plans, and an annual assessment report for each undergraduate major and for all graduate degrees and programs.

Invitation to Noah Finkelstein Visit

January 29, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to funding from the AAU to support excellence in teaching, the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is hosting Noah Finkelstein for a campus visit Monday Feb. 5. Finkelstein is a professor of physics at the University of Colorado - Boulder and a nationally recognized leader in discipline-based education research, as well as a scholar of institutional change.

Please register for any of the following discussions that interest you: