Texas Tech University

Office of the Provost Planning Calendar for 2018-2019

Fall 2018

August 9-10 

  • Board of Regents Meetings

August 11

  • Commencement
    •     9:00 am
      • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
      • Architecture
      • Arts & Sciences
      • Education
      • Honors College
      • Media and Communication
      • Graduate School (schools listed above)
    • 1:30 pm
      • Business Administration
      • Engineering
      • Human Sciences
      • University Programs
      • Visual & Performing Arts
      • Wind Energy
      • Graduate School (schools listed above)  

August 22 

  • Faculty on duty
  • Teaching Foundations at Texas Tech, hosted by the Teaching Academy and the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, TLPDC, Room 151, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm 

August 23

  • New Faculty Orientation, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Museum of Texas Tech University, 7:45 am-4:30 pm 

October 1 

  • John M. Burns Conference, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, TLPDC Room 151 – (final agenda TBD) 

October 2

  • Horn Professor Nominations due to Office of the Provost 

October 4-5

  • Board of Regents Meetings 

October 5 

  • Faculty Development Leave applications for 2018-19 due to Office of the Provost  

October 8

  • Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award nominations due to Office of the Provost
  • Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award nominations due to the Office of the Vice President for Research 

 October 10

  • President's Faculty Book Award submissions due to Office of the Provost (2017 copyright year)

October 15 

  • 2018-19 Consulting and Outside Employment forms (OP 32.07) due to the Office of the Provost  

October 16 

  • Changes to prefixes, prerequisites, corequisites, course numbers, credit/contact hours, modality, and deletions for Spring and Summer 2019 courses must be at the Academic Council stage of Curriculog. 
  • Proposals of new courses for the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum must be at the Academic Council stage of Curriculog. 
  • Proposals of existing courses for the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum must be at the Core/Multicultural Curriculum Committee stage of Curriculog. 

October 19

  • President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship Nominations due to Office of the Provost 
  • President's Excellence in Research Professorship Nominations due to Office of the Provost 

November 1 

  • Piper Professor Nominations due to Office of the Provost 

November 15

  • Annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, 3:00pm, SUB, Red Raider Lounge (Award Deadline October 1)

November 16

  • Tenure Academy, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, TLDC Room 151, 1:15 pm-5:00 pm 
  • Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship Applications due to Teaching Academy 
  • Final College Strategic Plans due to Office of the Provost

November 20 

  • Faculty nominations (unlimited) due to Office of the Provost:
    • Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award 
    • Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Awad
    • Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award 
  • College nominations for the Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Awards due to the Office of the Vice President for Research 

November 27 

  • Tenure and Promotion Dossiers due to Office of the Provost

December 13-14 

  • Board of Regents Meetings 

December 14 

  • Commencement 
    • 3:00 pm Arts & Sciences 
    • 7:00 pm Graduate School

December 15 

  • Commencement
    • 9:00 am
      • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
      • Business Administration
      • University Programs
      • Visual & Performing Arts
      • Wind Energy 
    • 1: 30 pm
      • Architecture
      • Education
      • Engineering
      • Honors College
      • Human Sciences
      • Media and Communication  

December 21 

  • Faculty Emeritus nominations due to Office of the Provost (OP 10.07) 


Spring 2019

January 2

  • Faculty Retirement Notifications due to Office of the Provost

January 15

  • New Faculty Orientation, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Museum of Texas Tech University, 8:00 am-3:00 pm

February 1

  • Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award applications due to Teaching Academy
  • President's Excellence in Commercialization Award nominations due to the Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Dean's nominations due to Office of the Provost:
    • President's Academic Achievement Award
    • President's Excellence in Teaching Award
    • Alumni Association New Faculty Award

February 15

  • Nancy J. Bell Faculty Excellence in Mentoring nominations due to Graduate School
  • Integrated Scholars Nominations due to Office of the Provost

February 21-22

  • Board of Regents Meeting

February 22

  • Provost's Institutional Effectiveness Excellence Award Nominations due to Office of the Provost

February 25

  • President's Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award due to Office of Academic Engagement

March 19

  • Changes to prefixes, prerequisites, corequisites, course numbers, credit/contact hours, modality, and deletions for Fall 2019 courses must be at the Academic Council stage of Curriculog.

TBD

  • Advancing Teaching and Learning Conference, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center- Overton Hotel

April 17

  • Faculty Honors Convocation, 3:30-5:00 pm, SUB, Ballroom, reception following

April 19

  • Teaching Academy New Member applications due to Teaching Academy

May 16-17

  • Board of Regents Meetings

May 17

  • Commencement
    • Graduate School
    • Arts & Sciences
    • Visual & Performing Arts
    • Education

May 18

  • Commencement
    • Engineering
    • Honors College
    • Human Sciences
    • University Programs
    • Wind Energy
    • Business Administration
    • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
    • Media and Communication
    • Architecture
    • School of Law Hooding Ceremony