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

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.

UO Leadership Academy

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.

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:

Registration open for 2018 winter workshop series

January 8, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year! The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs has now opened registration for its winter 2018 workshop series.

Note that workshops for unit heads and academic leaders are scheduled the first and last Wednesday of each month from 8:30 – 10:00 AM.

Workshops provide an opportunity for OPAA to connect with you about changes in policy and procedure. As such, we encourage seasoned unit heads to attend these workshops as well as new heads. You bring valuable insights and your participation is important to us.

Invitation to a talk by AAU's Emily Miller

December 15, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to share that Emily Miller, associate vice president for policy at the Association of American Universities (AAU), will be at the university January 10-11 to discuss the AAU’s commitment to teaching excellence.

Fall Term Grading

December 7, 2017


Congratulations on nearing the end of fall term!

As you calculate and submit final grades, we would like to share a few reminders regarding grading.

Posted grades must represent an assessment of the work accomplished by the student in the course.

Fall 2017 Academic Policy Message

November 13, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

This message is to inform you of a number of academic policies that may affect your course planning, grading, and exam schedules. This message covers the following topics:

Fund for Active Recruitment

November 8, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to draw your attention to the Fund for Active Recruitment, and to important changes that have been made to the program.

The Fund for Active Recruitment provides grants of up to $2000 to support active recruitment and outreach; foster relationships with promising potential faculty members; and build a diverse pipeline for current and anticipated searches.

Proposals for active recruitment might include: