Effective Monday, May 24, 2021, UCO will no longer mandate the use of masks or social distancing. Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask to protect themselves and others. Those who have been vaccinated may continue to voluntarily wear a mask if they choose.
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Alignment and Allocation
The alignment and allocation effort seeks to position the university for sustained growth and financial health. The effort involves ensuring alignment with our mission and allocating resources strategically to allow UCO to adapt to the environment as it changes and influence decision making.
Due to its high importance and the value UCO places on the voices of its faculty, staff and students, UCO President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar dedicated a cross-divisional task force to lead the alignment and allocation process. The task force is chaired by Provost John Barthell and Vice President for Finance and Operations Kevin Freeman and consists of faculty and staff representatives as well as representatives with close ties to students through their positions at UCO. Together, they will gather both quantitative and qualitative feedback and is expected to offer recommendations for possible implementation in fiscal year 2022.
More information will be provided in the following months, including future opportunities to have deeper conversations and offer feedback. You also may submit feedback via this online form, which offers the option to remain anonymous.
Introduction to Allocation and Alignment Forum - Oct. 8, 2019
UCO President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar held a forum, hosted by former Provost John Barthell and Vice President for Finance and Operations Kevin Freeman, to inform the campus community about the university's dedication to overcoming the financial deficit sustained and introduced the task force that will lead the alignment and allocation effort. The cross-divisional task force, consisting of both faculty and staff representatives, was charged to "define the tools that university leadership will use to inform short-range and long-range planning" and invited the campus community to share feedback to provide a "balanced, holistic and innovative perspective that will empower the university to respond nimbly and appropriately to the needs of the state."
Alignment and Allocation Task Force Meetings - October 2019-February 2020
From October 2019 through February 2020, the Task Force held numerous meetings and subcommittee meetings to discuss the alignment and allocation process; review peer institutions; discuss factors and variables to be considered – both quantitative and qualitative; and, determine the guiding principles for any future processes involving alignment and allocation efforts.
Alignment and Allocation Task Force Final Report - August 2020
The Alignment and Allocation Task Force completed its final report, including a detailed explanation of their work on the task force and recommendations to President Neuhold-Ravikumar.
There are no upcoming events at this time.