Provost Fellows Program


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The Provost Fellows Program

The Provost Fellows Program galvanizes the Office of the Provost's faculty support programming, centers faculty insights, and provides a significant new professional development opportunity for faculty who are interested in academic leadership.

Meet our 2021 Fellows

The fellowships are in the areas of teaching, leadership, and mentorship. Each fellow will help shape a high-priority university initiative:

  • Teaching fellows help UO develop a pervasive culture of inclusive teaching across policy and practice; 
  • Leadership fellows help launch a peer leadership development program;
  • Mentorship fellows deepen a rich, culturally competent mentorship culture across campus. 

All fellowships are yearlong, begin in Spring term, and include course releases for the academic year. Fellows also receive a summer stipend of $5,000.

Mentor and Mentee
The Fellowships

Each fellowship includes time to explore research and best practices. Fellows will be integrated into the overall work of the Academic Affairs team, under the direction of the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, with opportunities to interact with the wider leadership team. 

Project management, policy planning, and presentations in front of the senior leadership (i.e., Provost, President, other Vice Presidents) are components of the fellowship experience. 

At the conclusion of the fellowship, the Provost’s Fellows will not only have a concrete set of accomplishments, network of mentors, and familiarity with university-level decision-making, but will also be poised to assume leadership positions of significant responsibility across the university.

The Teaching Fellow position is charged with strengthening a culture of inclusive teaching. This includes both instruction designed to value and include every student, and creating course content that fully reflects the diversity of the field’s practitioners and questions its assumptions. Candidates should demonstrate concrete insights into how to produce a teaching culture change, and a commitment and experiences related to inclusive and anti-oppressive teaching.
The Leadership Fellow position has evolved out of the UO Leadership Academy, now in its third year. The fellow’s goals include program creation, such as kicking off a new peer leadership partner program that would pair graduates of the academy with new campus leaders. It also calls for an audit of leadership practices and opportunities across campus, with special attention given to the experiences and needs of women and Black, Indigenous and people of color.
The Mentorship Fellow position is tasked with unifying what can be a sporadic, uneven, and highly localized culture of mentorship across campus. The goal will be to help shape mentoring into a responsive, robust, and clear set of skills that all faculty can use to act as mentors. It includes information-gathering across units, workshop facilitation, and a final report that would propose ways to better define, develop, evaluate, and reward mentorship among faculty.