Texas Tech University

Office of the Provost Planning Calendar for 2019-2020

Fall 2019

August 21

  • Faculty on duty

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

August 22

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

October 1

  • Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Nominations due to Office of the Provost 

  • Degree program and non-academic assessment deadline

  • Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award Nominations due to Office of the Provost 

  • Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award Nominations due to OR&I

October 4

  • Board of Regents Meeting 

October 4

  • Faculty Development Leave applications for 2020-21 due to Office of the Provost

October 9

  • President's Faculty Book Award submissions due to Office of the Provost (2018, copyright year)

October 11

  • Changes to prefixes, prerequisites, corequisites, course numbers, credit/contact hours, modality, and deletions for Spring and Summer 2020 courses must be at the Academic Council stage of Curriculog.

  • Proposals for the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum must be at the Academic Council stage of Curriculog.

October 14

  • 2019-20 Consulting and Outside Employment forms due to Office of the Provost

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

October 21

  • John M. Burns Conference, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, at TLPDC, Room 151), Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bryan Dewsbury

November 1

  • Piper Professor Nominations due to Office of the Provost

November 11

  • Nominations (unlimited) due to Office of the Provost:
    • Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award
    • Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award
    • Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award

  • College nominations for the Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Awards due to OI&R

November 15

  • Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship Applications due to Teaching Academy

November 19

  • Tenure and Promotion dossiers due to Office of the Provost

November 20

  • Tenure Academy, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, at TLPDC, Room 151, 1:15 pm-5:00 pm

December 12-13

  • Board of Regents Meeting 

December 13

  • Commencement
    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • College of Education
    • J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
    • Graduate School

December 14

  • Commencement
    • Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering
    • Honors College
    • College of Human Sciences
    • University Programs
    • Wind Energy
    • Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration
    • College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
    • College of Media & Communication
    • College of Architecture

December 18

  • Faculty Emeritus nominations due to Office of the Provost 

Spring 2020

January 6

  • Faculty Retirement Notifications due to Office of the Provost

January 14

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

January 31

  • Teaching Academy Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award applications due to Teaching Academy

  • Dean's nominations due to Office of the Provost:
    • President's Academic Achievement Award
    • President's Excellence in Teaching Award
    • Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

February 7

  • President's Excellence in Commercialization Award nominations due to OR&I

February 14

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

February 27-28

  • Board of Regents Meeting

February 21

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

February 24

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

February 28

  • Changes to existing Communication Literacy plans must be launched in Curriculog.

March 5

  • Advancing Teaching and Learning Conference, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, at Overton Hotel, Keynote Speaker, Derek Bruff (Vanderbilt)

March 19

  • Changes to prefixes, prerequisites, corequisites, course numbers, credit/contact hours, modality, and deletions for Fall 2020 courses must be at the Academic Council stage of Curriculog

April 17

  • Teaching Academy New Member applications due to Teaching Academy

April 21, 22, or 23

  • TBA Faculty Honors Convocation, SUB, Ballroom

May 14-15

  • Board of Regents Meeting

May 15

  • Commencement
    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • College of Education
    • J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
    • Graduate School

May 16

  • Law school Hooding Ceremony
  • Commencement
    • College of Architecture
    • College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
    • Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration
    • College of Media and Communication
    • Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering
    • Honors College
    • College of Human Sciences
    • University Programs
    • Wind Energy