Provost's Investment Fund
The Office of the Provost is pleased to invite semi-annual requests for proposals for funding from the Provost Investment Fund. The Provost Investment Fund (PIF) established in accordance with the RCM guiding principles to ensure that the Provost has the flexibility to respond to mission-driven requests from across campus, while maintaining the ability to make strategic investments proactively to address priorities not identified by other campus units. Investments should be thoughtful, equitable, and in alignment with our strategic direction and institutional priorities.
Salary Equity Review for Tenure / Tenure Eligible Faculty
The University of Arizona is deeply committed to paying comparable salaries for comparable work for all of its employees, regardless of gender, race and ethnicity. Accordingly, we have recently completed a comprehensive review of base salary among tenured and tenure-eligible (T/TE) faculty. The notices of salary adjustments were issued to affected faculty directly during the week of 9 March 2020. We are working towards similar reviews of salary among career track and continuing status faculty in the near future.
Course Support for Caregiving Instructors
The Office of the Provost is committing $1M to address the considerable stresses and challenges that instructors who are also caring for others are facing through the pandemic. The funding is available for the Spring semester only at this time. Available funding will be allocated roughly in proportion to the College’s forecast for undergraduate and graduate credit hours delivered.
General Education Refresh
The University of Arizona is currently reinventing its approach to General Education, with a timeline of unveiling the new General Education design in August 2020 and launching the General Education program in January 2022.
Eminent Scholars Program
The University of Arizona needs exceptional faculty to accomplish our bold goals for research and education. The Eminent Scholars Program, managed by the Office of the Provost and the University of Arizona Foundation, accelerated growth of endowed chairs by amplifying private gifts with additional state and university funds.