Hiring new faculty is among the very most important things we do at the University. Nothing is as worthy of our time, talent, patience, and collaboration as identifying and recruiting the best possible candidate for each and every search. We should strive to treat every search like the future of the University depends upon it --- because it does. We should treat each and every candidate whom we interview or bring to campus like a Nobel-prize winning scholar --- because they might be.
Digital Measures - Activity Insight
OU has contracted Digital Measures, the leading web-based faculty activity reporting solution provider, to capture faculty activity electronically and use the information to automatically generate annual mini-vitae, customized bios (such as for NSF/NIH), update faculty web profiles, and publicize faculty accomplishments. Activity Insight is a secure centralized database exclusively created for higher education.
Textbook Alternatives Program
The prices of traditional textbooks continue to increase, further driving up the cost of Higher Education. OU's goal is to provide training and support to assist faculty in adopting, converting, or creating digital educational content for courses to replace higher cost textbooks and course supplements.
General Education is at the heart of OU's mission. OU's curriculum is designed to ensure that graduating Sooners have breadth and depth - the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to flourish as individuals and as citizens.
State of STEM
OU is building and diversifying pathways to STEM Education so K-12 students are inspired to become STEM educators in the future. STEM is not just for gifted students, but for everyone. OU's professional development workshops, summer programs and concurrent enrollment opportunities will excite math and science teachers and K-12 students.
Pick up an iPad and see how traditional textbooks have transformed. More than just an eBook, this collection inspires innovation and showcases work from OU faculty, staff, and students.