The Provost’s Office is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and supporting them in their pursuit of excellence in their instructional, research, and service endeavors. Our office works with faculty to create enriching opportunities for development for all stages of the academic career, including mentoring programs, professional development workshops, and leadership initiatives. Learn More
New Faculty Orientations and Seminars
New faculty have the opportunity to participate in two programs specifically designed to welcome new faculty to campus. The New Faculty Orientation provides information about the services and resources available on campus and gives new faculty an opportunity to interact with senior leaders and learn about their goals for OU. Additionally, a series of luncheon seminars enable new faculty to build relationships with colleagues and learn from others on campus whose work informs their careers as teachers and researchers.
Institutional Faculty Mentoring Program
The Institutional Faculty Mentoring Program is a new OU-wide mentoring network for faculty of all ranks who want to learn from the experiences of other faculty and grow their campus networks. The program serves as a catalyst for meaningful relationships to form among faculty, across the institution, with the goal of investing in each other’s professional development and success.
To support faculty in their roles as leaders, the Provost’s Office offers a year-long program for department chairs and directors to foster a community of practice in their pursuit of effective management. This program equips them with skills in the various areas of administrative responsibilities. The Provost’s Office also offers year-round networking opportunities for associate deans to discuss campus-wide and college-oriented initiatives, leadership topics, innovations, and priorities at OU and in higher education.