Announcements

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

Colleagues,

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:

Process clarification for the FY 2018 faculty merit process

October 18, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

This message is intended to answer questions and provide clarity on processes for the FY 2018 faculty merit increase cycle. We recognize that some schools and colleges used different interpretations of the CBA merit review language last year. In an effort to treat all faculty fairly, it is essential that the university’s guidelines and standard interpretations are used this time.

Fall Academic Leadership Trainings

October 12, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs has now opened registration for its fall 2017 workshop series. Please see the below list for more information about the fall workshop offerings for unit heads, managers, and associate, assistant, and divisional deans.

October 25 – Processing Tenure Files
Audience: Unit heads and managers

Changes to Instructional NTTF Paperwork and Processes

September 12, 2017 - This message serves as an update regarding changes to instructional non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) paperwork and processes.

Spring 2017 Academic Policy Message

May 23, 2017

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:

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