Provost Conversation Series

Upcoming Provost Conversation

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Winter 2024 Provost Conversation: “The Role and Value of Higher Education in a Democracy“ Friday March 1, 2024

Featuring the insights and ideas of DU faculty experts, please join Provost Mary Clark for a morning of discussion at the Winter’24 Provost Conversation on “The Role and Value of Higher Education in a Democracy.” Recent events have made this an important and timely conversation that we, as a faculty, must consider together. 

Past Provost Conferences

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Fall 2023 Provost Conference: Navigating ‘Hot’ Moments in the Classroom on October 12th, 2023

Building upon DU’s commitment to free expression, diversity, equity, and inclusion, this year’s in-person, interactive one-day conference explores classroom responses to “hot moments.” 

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2023 Provost Conference: Relationship Rich Education: Faculty Thriving and Student Learning on February 3, 2023

The 2023 Provost Conference focuses on the relationship between faculty thriving and student learning. 

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2022 Provost Conference: Continuing the Conversation & Moving Into Action: Advancing Equity in Faculty Workload and Rewards and Living Into R1 Our Way

The 2022 Provost Conference focuses next steps in Advancing Equity in Faculty Workload and Rewards and Teaching Excellence. 

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2021 Provost Conference: The Post-Pandemic University

The 2021 Provost Conference invites national experts like KerryAnn O’Meara and Joya Misra to campus to think together about how we as a university want to imagine and enact the post-pandemic university. This series offers time and space for us to think through pressing problems in higher education — faculty workload equity, faculty COVID-19 accommodations, and pandemic impact statements, and evaluating teaching excellence.

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2020 Provost Conference: Shared Governance

The 2020 Provost Conference features national expert on change, governance and leadership in higher education Adrianna Kezar, co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education and a professor of higher education at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, and Matthew Hartley, professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education whose research and writing focus on how colleges and universities are governed.