Winter Term Workshops

January 11, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

As you may have seen in last week’s Around the O, registration is now open for the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs’ winter workshops and trainings.

Fall Academic Policy Reminders

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

Promotion and/or tenure process for TTF and NTTF

To support preparation of digital dossiers, fillable PDF portfolios for TTF and NTTF dossiers are available for the 2017 promotion cycle. We have also created a PDF portfolio for the supplementary file; this file may be used for both TTF and NTTF cases. The digital files are available on the Academic Affairs website, along with details on the preparation of TTF and NTTF dossiers, general timelines, and a guidance document on how to construct the file using Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Fall Workshops

Last week we emailed you about an important new workshop series for unit heads. We hope you will take advantage of these workshops, and provide us with feedback as we work to develop meaningful training opportunities. In addition to workshops for unit heads, the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs will be offering the following opportunities for faculty.

Unit Head Workshop Series

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is pleased to announce a newly developed workshop series for unit heads. In partnership with Human Resources, the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and the Vice President for Finance and Administration, we have developed a series of workshops and Q&A sessions throughout the year.

Academic Policy Update 2015-16

June 2, 2016


The following academic policies were approved by the Senate during the AY 2015-16. All of these policies take effect fall 2016 (except #1 which is effective summer 2016). Please take a moment to review these to understand the implications in your programs for students, faculty, and staff.

1. Changes to Summer Term Calendar (approved 11/11/2015)

Policy makes the following changes to the Summer Term Calendar:

Initiation of NTTF promotion review for 2016-17 academic year

May 17, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to remind the community of the process by which career NTTF must initiate consideration for promotion at the University of Oregon. Please distribute this message to career NTTF and unit heads/directors by no later than May 20, 2016.

Clarification of process for Career NTTF renewals

March 31, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

This message serves as clarification of the renewal notification process for bargaining-unit, career non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF). Further information on the non-renewal notification process was provided in a January 28, 2016 email.

Sabbatical deadline reminder

February 11, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that the university-wide deadline for sabbatical leave requests for AY17 is February 29, 2016.  You may wish to note that the deadline to submit sabbatical leave requests to Academic Affairs is always the last work day in February. Please distribute this message to your units.

For more information on sabbatical leave and the application process, please visit the Academic Affairs website.

Welcome Mariann Hyland, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

February 2, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to welcome Mariann Hyland to the university as Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Mariann’s responsibilities will focus primarily on faculty personnel issues and she will serve as the chief Academic Affairs liaison with United Academics and Human Resources’ Employee and Labor Relations team. Additionally, Mariann will support the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs with policy review and development.