Winter academic workshops are offered to faculty and staff

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The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs has opened registration for winter term workshops. The workshops are designed to support faculty members' achievement and advance their careers. They are intended for tenure-related faculty, non-tenure-track faculty, unit heads and staff.

The office has partnered with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the vice president for finance and administration and Human Resources to develop a number of workshops specific to unit heads.

Workshop and training opportunities offered through the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs are posted on the Academic Affairs website.  For questions, contact Gretchen Drew at

Winter term workshops are:

Jan. 20 — Unit Heads Training – Institutional Finances
EMU 023 - Lease Crutcher Room, 10-11:30 a.m.

This training session provides an overview of the university’s institutional financial position. Topics covered will include: UO budget structure, state funding, historical enrollment growth, resident/non-resident mix, quarterly board of trustees financial reports, FY18 cost drivers (including PERS), the tuition-and-fee-setting process and the latest information available on the spring 2017 legislative process.

Jan. 24 — NTTF Coming up for Promotion – Am I ready yet?
EMU 145 - Crater Lake South, noon-2 p.m.

Intended for career research or instructional non-tenure-track faculty, this workshop will help career NTTF identify their eligibility and readiness for promotion. Participants will walk away with information regarding how to prepare for a successful promotion process whether they are in their first year on campus or their fifth.

Feb. 9 — CoDaC Winter Quarter Luncheon Workshop on Teaching Evaluations
EMU 145 - Crater Lake South, 11:30-1 p.m.

Student, peer and self-evaluations are influential components in determining faculty teaching effectiveness. In this workshop, participants will consider: the role of each teaching evaluation component in faculty reviews, potential sources of bias in teaching evaluations and how to assess contributions to equity and inclusion in faculty teaching

This workshop is led by the Center on Diversity and Community and co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, the Teaching Engagement Program and the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence. Register for the workshop online. For questions, contact Rafael Lopez at

Feb. 14 — Promotion & Tenure for Candidates who will Undergo Review
EMU 231/232 – Cedar and Spruce rooms, noon-2 p.m.

This workshop will address promotion and tenure matters for tenure-track faculty who will undergo review during AY 2017-18. Aimed at both tenure cases and promotions to full professor, this session focuses on the promotion and tenure process, the timing of the efforts required and the respective roles of the department, the department head and the candidate. This workshop has been rescheduled from January 17.

Feb. 21 — Unit Heads Training - Q&A with the Business Bunch
EMU 230 - Swindells Room, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Bring questions about budget, HR, audit, payroll, travel, internal controls, contracts and any other issues. Organizers will do their best to provide unit heads with answers to questions and information about campus resources.

Feb. 23 — Preparing the TTF and NTTF Promotion & Tenure File for Unit Heads, Office Managers and Staff
EMU 231/232 - Cedar and Spruce rooms, noon-2 p.m.

This workshop provides information to unit heads, office managers and key support staff involved in the assembly of promotion and tenure files. Participants will discuss the general process, timelines and guidelines surrounding the preparation of a file and the digital preparation and submission of dossiers. In addition, the workshop will review the timing of full professor cases, interpreting credit for prior service, solicitation of external reviewers, peer review of teaching and other topics critical to the assembly and submission of complete files. 

March 9 — Unit Heads Training - Mid-Term/Third-year Pre-tenure Review
EMU 231/232 - Cedar and Spruce rooms, noon-2 p.m.

This workshop is intended for unit heads involved in the professional evaluation of faculty for third-year, pre-tenure reviews. The third-year review of pre-tenure faculty represents a key step on the tenure track, providing an in-depth analysis and valuable feedback to the faculty member regarding progress toward tenure. This is a critical juncture because contract renewal at the third year is not automatic; the major criterion behind the decision to renew a contract is evidence of significant progress towards establishing a record appropriate for tenure.

March 16 — Unit Heads Training – Nuts and Bolts of Departmental Personnel Actions
EMU 145 - Crater Lake South, noon-2 p.m.

Unit heads are invited to a workshop on departmental personnel actions with representatives from Human Resources, Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Research and Innovation. Topics will include: tentative critical deadlines, faculty appointments – department role, managing career vs. pro tem, OA appointments, multiple/joint appointments, exempt vs. non-exempt and separations. The session will also address specific topics of performance management as related to TTF, instructional NTTF and research NTTF.

Save the Date: March 22 — Mid-year Academic Leadership Retreat
EMU TBA – 8:30 a.m.-noon

Deans, associate deans and unit heads are encouraged to save the date for the Mid-year Academic Leadership Retreat. Details and registration information to be announced.