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.

Winter 2018 Academic Policy Reminders

February 22, 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:

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:

Nominations for Williams Fellows & Distinguished Teaching Awards

January 24, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Are there faculty members in your unit who exemplify inclusive, engaged and research-led teaching?

Join us in recognizing their efforts by nominating those exceptional faculty who uphold these tenets of teaching excellence.

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is accepting nominations for the following honors:

OPAA Leadership Adjustments

January 17, 2018 - Since arriving to campus last July, I have spent a lot of time getting to know my team in OPAA. Prior to my arrival there were several changes made to OPAA’s organizational structure. I have been continuing to assess whether we are optimally utilizing everyone’s skills. While the entire assessment and refresh is not yet complete, I wanted to update you on a couple of key changes as the winter term begins.