Introducing... The Provost Post

This newsletter from the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs aims to share information and ideas on important Academic Affairs topics with the rest of the campus community. To suggest content for future issues, or send a letter to the editor, please email

Interim Provost Beverly Edmond

Message from Interim Provost Beverly Edmond

Greetings, UM colleagues! I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my role at UM. I have been on campus since late June in the role of Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Read more...

Associate Professor Daisy Rooks

Curricular Innovations: Engaging Students as Focus Group Facilitators by Daisy Rooks, Sociology

As an enthusiast of community-engaged scholarship, I incorporate applied projects into as many of my courses as possible. After using an applied ethnographic research assignment in my graduate Qualitative Methods course for several years, I was ready for something new. Read more...


Strategic Planning Coordinating Council Seeks Input

The Strategic Plan Coordinating Council (SPCC) is actively collecting input from the campus community this fall. The SPCC is committed to designing a process that is inclusive of many perspectives, and culminates not just in a plan, but in a new way of working together on behalf of UM stakeholders. Read more...

Squirrels in a tree

Developing a New Degree, Center, or Institute? 

This year, the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) revised procedures for the proposal of new academic programs. In order to give the entire Montana University System (MUS) more advance notice of what each campus is planning, particularly in terms of new degrees, centers or institutes, OCHE developed the Intent to Plan form. Read more...

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OCHE Hosts Academic Program Prioritization Workshop at UM

On October 13, the Office of the Commissioner for Higher Education organized a Montana University System-wide workshop on academic program prioritization led by Bob Dickeson, a higher education consultant and former university president, who has developed and promoted this concept in various editions of his book, “Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services: Reallocating Resources to Achieve Strategic Balance” (2010). Read more...

Fall Events

On-campus events listed are free and open to the public. We encourage you to attend!

Diverse U 2016 – UM’s 11th annual diversity symposium. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3, University Center

Native Voices Speaker Series presents Michel Kohl, a PhD candidate at Utah State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UM, is from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and will speak about his research journey. 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, Payne Family Native American Center Room 014

Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series presents Julie Bullard, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning - "The Development of the Young Child’s Brain: Why the Environment Matters." 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, UC North Ballroom

UM Strategy - Human Capital Listening Sessions October 25, November 2, 3, and 4, Davidson Honors College Ephron Lounge

President's Lecture Series presents Andrea Louise Campbell, Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - "Trapped in America's Safety Net: One Family's Struggle." 8 p.m. Monday, November 14, Dennison Theatre

The UM events website features many more on and off campus events.