Updates & Revisions

Announced on April 24, 2019

  • Provost Levit met with the deans to begin developing teach-out plans for the programs that will wind down over the next several years. Read more here.

Announced on April 29, 2019

  • The University Council, with changes to its charge, structure and membership, will become the implementation steering committee this summer. Read more here.

Announced on May 21, 2019

  • The President’s Leadership Team has approved updates to the University Council’s charge to act as a steering committee as we implement the True Commitment plan. This update includes an addition of faculty positions to account for proportional distribution of our faculty among the colleges. Read more here. 

Announced on June 5, 2019

  • The data was sent to deans for distribution to interested department chairs and faculty. Faculty can submit questions, concerns or proposals to deans for deans’ council consideration, as well as president’s and provost’s consideration.

Announced on June 7, 2019

  • Three university-wide ad hoc task forces created to provide substantive details and formalize implementation plans for 1) University Studies; 2) the professional college(s); and 3) the Graduate School. These task forces will meet throughout the academic year and work with other appropriate committees and governing bodies. Read more here.

Following revisions to the Academic Strategy for The University of Tulsa as of June 19, 2019

  • Page 32, English Language and Literature, M.A. – Removed “no direct admissions” from the diagram.
  • Page 33, Clinical Psychology, M.A. – Removed “no direct admissions” from the diagram.
  • Page 34, Chemical Engineering, M.S.E. – Removed “no direct admissions” from the diagram.
  • Page 34, Computer Engineering, M.S.E. – Removed “no direct admissions” from the diagram.
  • Page 34, Mechanical Engineering, M.S.E. – Removed “no direct admissions” from the diagram.
  • Page 34, Petroleum Engineering, M.S.E. – Removed “no direct admissions” from the diagram.
  • Page 34, Chemical Engineering, M.E. – Changed “redesign to 12 months” to “redesign to offer a 12-month option.”
  • Page 34, Computer Science, M.S. – Changed “redesign to 12 months” to “redesign to offer a 12-month option.”
  • Page 34, Computer Engineering, M.E. – Changed “redesign to 12 months” to “redesign to offer a 12-month option.”
  • Page 34, Electrical Engineering, M.E. – Changed “redesign to 12 months” to “redesign to offer a 12-month option.”
  • Page 34, Mechanical Engineering, M.E. – Changed “redesign to 12 months” to “redesign to offer a 12-month option.”
  • Page 34, Petroleum Engineering, M.E. – Changed “redesign to 12 months” to “redesign to offer a 12-month option.”
  • Page 35, Biological Science, M.S. – Changed “redesign to 12 months” to “redesign to offer a 12-month option.”
  • Page 35, Geosciences, M.S. – Changed “redesign to 12 months” to “redesign to offer a 12-month option.”
  • Removed “super” from all mentions of “professional super college.”

Following revisions to the Academic Strategy for The University of Tulsa as of June 24, 2019

  • Page 32, Removed italics for English Language & Literature, M.A.
  • Page 32, Moved Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Minor into the white portion of the column. Minor to remain open.
  • Page 32, Italicized French, B.A. and German, B.A., including the asterisk.
  • Page 33, Removed the italics for Clinical Psychology, M.A.
  • Page 34, Removed italics for all of these: Chem Eng, MSE, Computer Eng, MSE, Mech Eng, MSE, Biomedical Eng, Minor, Petroleum Eng, MSE

Released on July 16, 2019

  • Statement reaffirming TU’s Commitment to the Arts & Humanities. Read more here.

Following revisions to the Academic Strategy for The University of Tulsa as of August 15, 2019

  • Page 43, Changed A&S Interdisciplinary Studies to Arts & Sciences Degree Programs
  • Page 44, Changed the “Arts & Sciences: Interdisciplinary Studies” to “Arts & Sciences Degree Programs” and deleted the yellow dots and the text within.
  • Page 44, Replaced the text in the white box with “Reorganized division per Arts & Sciences Task Force from Fall 2019. All persisting programs from program priority recommendation from related departments.”
  • Page 44, Deleted yellow dot and “=Degree granting” and blue dot and “=Non-degree granting” below the box.

Following revisions to the Academic Strategy for The University of Tulsa as of September 5, 2019

  • Page 49, Replaced “Balance Teaching Loads” with “Contract Faculty Members” details; added “(Simplified from original)”
  • Page 50, Replaced all bullet points with revised content; added “(Simplified from original)”

Following revisions to the Academic Strategy for The University of Tulsa as of September 12, 2019
Read the revised Teaching Load pages.

  • Page 49, Changed third bullet point to “Tenure-track, tenured faculty members actively supervising multiple dissertations, theses or other significant graduate research
  • Page 49, Changed fourth bullet point, number two, to “actively engaged with students outside the classroom which could include, but is not limited to, participation in research.
  • Page 49, Added fifth bullet point to read, “For purposes of this policy, the terms “actively engaged in scholarship,” “actively engaged with students outside the classroom,”
    and “actively supervising multiple dissertations, theses or other significant graduate research” and the definition of “credit hour” will be determined at the college and/or department level.”
  • Page 50, Changed sixth bullet, “thirty” to “30”

Announced on September 12, 2019

Following revisions to the Academic Strategy for The University of Tulsa as of September 26, 2019

  • Page 44, Removed Biological Sciences box from Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences

Announced on September 27, 2019