The Office of Faculty Affairs is offering promotion and tenure workshops during the month of February. This year the sessions are tailored toward specific academic ranks. Information and Zoom links are available on the 2023-24 Academic Faculty Workshops page. Workshops will not be recorded, but PowerPoint presentation will be available online at a later date. Questions can be directed to Sara Daly.

Wondering how to foster a sense of belonging for the students you teach? See Angelique Pearson’s new two-part series, “Behind the Buzzword: Creating Belonging for Online Students,” Part 1 and Part 2. Helping students build strong connections with the university, other students, support staff and teaching faculty supports learner success.

On December 8, 2023, Provost Feser announced the establishment of two groups AI@OSU Advisory Group and the AI@OSU Coordinating Team to facilitate the development of an institutional Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy, the coordination of work, and the sharing of information, aligning with OSU’s new strategic plan Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan

On January 26th, we invited you to submit a 1-page Concept Paper at this SUBMIT LINKby the deadline of March 15, 2024. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted your ideas. We strongly encourage the OSU community to continue to submit innovative ideas by the deadline. 

We now invite all faculty, staff and students who have expertise in Artificial Intelligence in any one of the four domains: AI Education, AI Economy, AI Knowledge and Powered by AI (see description and vision in the link to self-nominate below), to engage with us in developing a first draft for Oregon State University’s AI action plan.

To respond to this call, any faculty, staff or student with AI expertise can self-nominate to be selected as an AI Strategic Partner. Please fill out the form below to let us know details about yourself and a brief description of how you are using AI in your work at OSU by March 5, 2024.

Form to Self-Nominate as AI Strategic Partner

You may also submit your concept papers and apply to be considered as an AI Strategic Partner on the  Future AI website. Note: the link to surveys go to a Microsoft Form that requires an ONID account. 

Thank you for your time and efforts on behalf of Oregon State University!

Join NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute (DLI) this February for a series of free, virtual instructor-led workshops providing hands-on experience with GPU-accelerated servers in the cloud to complete end-to-end projects in the areas of Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs). Each of these workshops are led by a DLI Certified Instructor and offer an opportunity to earn an industry-recognized certificate of competency based on assessments to support your career growth. This GenAI/LLM workshop series follows the larger DLI Learning Path for GenAI and LLMs.

North America Workshops (taught in English): 

  • Fundamentals of Deep Learning
    • February 15, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Generative AI With Diffusion Models
    • February 15, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Fundamentals of Deep Learning
    • February 16, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Generative AI With Diffusion Models
    • February 16, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Building Transformer Based Natural Language Processing Applications
    • February 22, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Building Conversational AI Applications
    • February 23, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Model Parallelism: Building and Deploying Large Neural Networks
    • February 28, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST
  • Data Parallelism: How to Train Deep Learning Models on Multiple GPUs
    • February 29, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PST

We are pleased to announce the launch of a $1.2 million internal seed fund program to advance Oregon State’s strength in transdisciplinary team-based research. Coordinated by the Office for Research Advancement in the Division of Research and Innovation, this program will catalyze progress toward the Oregon State Strategic Plan Prosperity Widely Shared, specifically OSU’s goal to become a university skilled at building transdisciplinary teams focused on big discoveries that drive big solutions.

Seed funding of up to $100,000 per award will support OSU faculty as they build transdisciplinary research efforts toward submission of large extramural proposals. 

Matching investments from colleges and units are required. The funds may support building new transdisciplinary teams, scaling up existing transdisciplinary research efforts, and developing and submitting ambitious large-scale proposals.

Declarations of intent to apply are due on April 15, 2024 and proposals are due on May 15th. We encourage you to review the guidelines carefully and consider how this program can support you and your collaborators in developing powerful solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.  


Edward Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President

Irem Tumer

Vice President for Research and Innovation

Division of Research and Innovation and Research Council are now accepting requests for competitive Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) applications to purchase capital equipment through March 29. This session with Office for Research Advancement will outline this internal funding opportunity and answer questions on crafting a competitive proposal. Noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 26 on Zoom. Register here.

Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration including a freshly revised 4-part Tier One Platform. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey. Open to all faculty, staff and graduate students at OSU. Learn more, see the schedule and register for remote Tier One Platform & Tier Two Next Level workshops here. Interested in this professional development for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite:

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span six months or less, beginning in March 2024. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

The deadline for the 2023-24 Internationalization Grant has been extended 5 p.m., Feb. 16. Grants of up to $5,000 are offered for projects that advance internationalization within one of three tracks, aligned with “Prosperity Widely Shared”: Research and Innovation; Global and Intercultural Learning; and Career and Workforce Development. Eligibility varies by track but includes academic faculty, professional faculty, INTO OSU employees and student organizations. Full details are available on the website.