Texas Tech University

Office of the Provost Planning Calendar

To promote awareness of campus-wide dates and deadlines, the Offices of the Provost and Registrar have created a set of shareable Outlook calendars in the following categories:

  • Provost Office (faculty awards, T&P, institutional conferences, assessment deadlines)
  • Curricular Proposals (course and program changes, academic unit or admission changes)
  • Student Enrollment (term and registration dates, add/drop dates, grading and finals dates, commencement)
  • Course and Section Inventory (submission of courses to be taught, room scheduling dates)
  • Academic Centers for Engagement and Support (ACES) Events (TLPDC, Ethics Center, Communication Training Center, Center for Global Communication, Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences)

For instructions on how to access and import your preferred calendar items, please see the Shared Calendar Instructions on the Faculty Resources page of the Provost's Website.

Please note that some dates are subject to change. Change announcements will be timely distributed.

Fall 2020

August 19 

  • Faculty on duty
  • New Faculty Orientation - Virtual Sessions - 1:00 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

August 20 

  • New Faculty Orientation, Museum of Texas Tech University - 9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

September 17

  • Teaching Academy Induction Ceremony

September 18

  • John M. Burns Conference, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Virtual Event

October 1

  • Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professorships Nominations due to Office of the Provost (OP 32.09)
  • Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award Nominations due to Office of the Provost (OP 32.13)
  • Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award Nominations due to Office of the Provost (OP 32.21)
  • Degree program and non-academic assessment deadline

October 5

  • Faculty Development Leave applications for 2021-2022 due to Office of the Provost (OP 32.29)

October 7

  • President's Faculty Book Award submissions due to Office of the Provost (2019, copyright year) (OP 32.24)

October 12

  • 2020-21 Consulting and Outside Employment forms due to Office of Provost (OP 32.07)

October 16

  • Board of Regents Meeting
  • Changes to prefixes, prerequisites, corequisites, course numbers, credit/contact hours, modality, and deletions for Spring and Summer 2021 courses must be at the Academic Council stage of Curriculog.

October 30

  • Piper Professor Nominations due to Office of the Provost

November 9

  • 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 13

  • Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship Applications due to Teaching Academy

November 17

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

November 19

  • Promotion and Tenure dossiers due to Office of the Provost

December 4

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

December 10-11

  • Board of Regents Meetings

December 11-12

  • Commencement: details TBA

TBD

  • Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship Applications due to Teaching Academy

Spring 2021

January 4

  • Faculty Retirement Notifications due to Office of the Provost

January 11

  • Faculty on Duty

January 12

  • New Faculty Orientation, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, TLPDC, 8:00 am-3:00 pm

January 29

  • 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 5

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

February 12

  • Integrated Scholars Nominations due to Office of the Provost

February 15

  • President's Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award due to Office of University Outreach and Engagement
  • Nancy J. Bell Graduate Faculty Excellence in Mentoring nominations due to Graduate School
  • President's Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award due to the Office of University Outreach and Engagement

February 19

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

February 25-26

  • Board of Regents Meetings

February 26

  • 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, Virtual Event

March 12

  • Changes to prefixes, prerequisites, corequisites, course numbers, credit/contact hours, modality, and deletions for Fall 2021 courses must be at the Academic Council stage of Curriculog

April 2

  • Teaching Academy New Member applications due to Teaching Academy

May 13-14

  • Board of Regents Meetings

May 14-15

  • Commencement: details TBA

TBD

  • Faculty Honors Convocation