The Office of the Provost hosts workshops for UO faculty members and academic leadership in order to enhance their academic endeavors, development, and success.

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Past Workshops & Events

Academic Leadership

  • Aligning Practice to Policy: Teaching Excellence at AAU Universities Watch the January 10, 2018 presentation 
    • Emily Miller, associate president for policy at the Association of American Universities (AAU), held a public presentation. The talk was open to the public. Discussion topics included the AAU's findings about key institutional elements that support teaching excellence, the responsibility of AAU universities to use evidence-based teaching methods to promote student success, and how misalignment of practice and policy can get in the way of that success. Faculty members, unit heads, assistant, associate, and divisional deans, and other academic leaders were encouraged to attend this interactive presentation.
  • Know Your Contracts: Understanding the UO's Collective Barganing Agreements Download the March 7, 2018 presentation slides 
    • In this workshop, labor relations personnel from Human Resources, the Graduate School, and the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs lead conversations around areas of confusion, myths, and and best practices related to the collective bargaining agreements between the university and United Academics, the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, and the Service Employees International Union. Unit heads, unit directors of graduate studies, assistant, associate, and divisional deans were encouraged to attend.
  • Supporting and Managing Faculty & Staff Download the February 28, 2018 presentation slides
    • In this session, participants learned how to describe what it looks like to lead with radical candor and how to describe the unit head's role in faculty management and support. Participants learned proactive approaches to supporting and managing faculty, learned how to approach personnel concerns in clear and honest ways, and learned how to engage informal resources and formal mechanisms. 
  • Embedding Equity and Inclusion into the Academic work of your Unit Download the February 7, 2018 presentation slides
    • This workshop focused on ways that unit heads and academic leaders can embed principles of equality and inclusion into their practices. Interactive examples from around the University were provided. The facilitators provided an update on the implementation of diversity action plans, which included upcoming funding and collabortive initiatives. This workshop was hosted by the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs and DEI's Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Budgeting 101: For New Heads and New Managers Download the December 6, 2017 presentation slides
    • In this session, Jamie Moffit, vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer, provided participants with an overview of the university budget, major revenue streams, and financial challenges. She discussed issues related to budgeting at the departmental level, including distinguishing between fixed costs and non-fixed costs and outlined how to best use indexes and activity codes to track specific projects and initiatives. 
  • TTF Offer Letter Term Sheet Download the November 30, 2017 presentation slides
    • This interactive workshop provided those involved in this year’s tenure-track hires with the knowledge and skills to implement the new Offer Letter Term Sheet. Participants learned why the term sheet was created and how it fits into the hiring process, and they interacted with the tool (laptops were available). Participants brought with them all the details of their last tenure-track hire to use as a test case for data entry.
  • UO Allocation System for Academic Units View the November 29, 2017 presentation slides
    • Brad Shelton, executive vice provost for academic operations, provided an overview of the new academic resource allocation system, including the Institutional Hiring Plan, the newly adopted operational metrics and local efforts to develop research and scholarly measures of excellence. Unit heads, managers, and assistant, associate, and divisional deans were encouraged to attend this meeting.
  • Evaluation of Teaching View the November 2, 2017 presentation slides
    • The advisory board of the university's newly convened Teaching Academy joined the luncheon for a conversation about best practices for the evaluation of teaching, including tools for peer review and self-assessment, and an update to the UO Senate Task Force's goals regarding teaching evaluation and reform. Assistant, associate, and divisional deans involved in the evaluation of teaching processes were encouraged to attend this luncheon. 
  • Processing Tenure Files View the October 25, 2017 presentation slides
    • This workshop provided a nuts and bolts overview of the tenure timeline and process, as well as an interactive discussion around how to support faculty members going up for tenure. Representatives from the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs were present to answer questions and guide discussion. Participants were instructed to read their units TTF review and promotion policy.
  • Best Practices for Faculty Merit Review View the October 11, 2017 presentation slides
    • This workshop offered opportunity for interactive discussion about the faculty merit review process, including lessons learned during previous review cycles and best practices going forward, in order to prepare for an efficient and effective 2017 merit cycle. Representatives from the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs and Human Resources were on hand to answer questions and guide the discussion.
  • Summit for Academic Leaders, September 14, 2017

Non-tenure-track Faculty

  • Career NTTF Evaluation and Promotion Download the November 27, 2017 presentation slides
    • This workshop was intended to help career non-tenure-track faculty members (NTTF), unit heads, and unit managers learn about the NTTF evaluation and promotion process at the University of Oregon. This session included both instructional and research career NTTF. Topics covered include evaluation and promotion timelines; candidate and unit responsibilities; and dossier preparation. Representatives from the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Research and Innovation were on hand to answer questions. This workshop was primarily for career research and instructional NTTF. 
  • De-mystifying the Grants Process for NTTF  Visit the RDS website for more information
    • This workshop assisted non-tenure-track faculty in understanding the services and resources available through Research Development Services (RDS), a unit of the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation, as well as highlighted the experiences of NTTF faculty who are grant active. Facilitated by Lynn Stearney and  Vidusha Devasthali, RDS; Panelists included: Janne Underriner (Linguistics), Mari Strand Carey (College of Education), and Scott Steward (Institute of Molecular Biology).