Message from Vice Provost for Faculty Development

The heart of any university is its faculty. We are proud of our faculty who bring a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and scholarly interests to the University of Oklahoma to assist the transformation of the students into competent professionals, civic citizens, and lifelong learners. We are committed to providing support to all of our faculty members in their pursuit to excel as scholars, teachers, and leaders at the university and in the global community.

Working closely with different colleges, academic units, and support services, we provide institutional support to:

  • assist the academic units in their efforts to recruit and retain diverse group of outstanding faculty;
  • assist faculty in their pursuit to excel in teaching, research and creative activity, and service;
  • engage faculty in professional development activities and build a support network;
  • equip the department chairs and academic directors with the necessary tools and skillsets to provide effective leadership;
  • guide and mentor faculty, in general, to meet their needs.

This website is meant to be comprehensive in terms of the activities and support services the University has for the faculty members. I appreciate feedback and suggestions to improve the website. You can reach me at pulat@ou.edu.

Thanks,

photo of Simin Pulat, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

P. Simin Pulat, Ph.D
Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering