As part of the University’s continuing efforts to diversify tenure-related faculty, Academic Affairs, in collaboration with CoDaC and AAEO, launched an informational resource site for best practices in faculty recruitment. This website describes the findings from the scholarly research and best practices from our peer institutions as they relate to the tenure-track faculty search process in general and to diversifying faculty in particular. In addition to the web resource, Charging Meeting events are scheduled each fall and spring term to provide information and resources to faculty search committees. The goals of this and related initiatives are as follows:
- Enhance the diversity of UO faculty to align with the changing face of America and to reflect our global position.
- Refine UO appointment policies, processes and procedures to overcome institutional barriers to diversifying our faculty.
- Challenge our conventional practices and implicit assumptions about faculty recruitment to ensure conscious and deliberate considerations of diversity-related issues.
In support of our efforts to recruit and retain a world-class faculty, the University of Oregon is providing the requisite tools and resources to encourage and assist academic units in the hiring of qualified spouses or partners. Dual career opportunities assist the University in meeting multiple goals for the recruitment and retention of a highly-qualified faculty and administrative work force. Support programs are administered by the Office of Academic Affairs, working closely with partners in the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Office for Research and Innovation, and each of the schools and colleges.
The UO has partnered with many colleges and universities in Oregon to form the Greater Oregon Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (GO HERC). This consortium provides a single, central website that lists job openings at each participating institution. Additional details on hiring support initiatives and GO HERC are found on the Academic Affairs website.
Academic program review is a primary means to maintain and improve program quality at the University of Oregon. In addition to academic assessment, those units undergoing review are asked to address issues surrounding equity and inclusion in their self-study reports. As a result, academic units are able to realize many benefits from a thorough review including an improved source of information to help guide decisions on strategic priorities.
Orientation and professional development opportunities are available each year for new faculty. Academic Affairs hosts a number of workshops for faculty, department heads, and deans throughout the academic year on a variety of topics. Find the list of regular workshop offerings on the Academic Affairs website.
The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation (OVPRI) supports research at the University of Oregon through four service units. Collectively known as Research & Innovation Services, the units help UO faculty, staff and students with funding identification, proposal development and submission, award management, compliance, intellectual property management, commercialization and other components of the research enterprise.
The University of Oregon recognizes and highlights the work of its faculty members through awards and honors for the excellence and distinction of their work. Annual awards, are presented across the array of faculty endeavors that are essential to the mission. The Office of Academic Affairs administers theDistinguished Teaching Awards and the Fund for Faculty Excellence. Other university honors are presented below for reference.