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Academic Leaders Online

Promoting cross-campus communication, and information sharing, this program invites academic leaders from across campus to gather and hear firsthand from University Leadership about relevant and timely information.  Topics vary monthly.

Academic leaders from across the University are invited to attend, including deans, associate/assistant deans, department chairs, school directors, and program directors. The purpose of this series is primarily informational, and agendas are usually designed with Chairs and Associate Deans in mind. While Deans are always welcome to attend, the information shared in some of these sessions may overlap with information shared during CAD.

If you are an academic leader, you will receive an Outlook invitation approximately two weeks before the event. If you or someone you know are not receiving these invitations, please reach out to

*These meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of each month from 12:00pm - 1:15pm*

Academic Leaders Online aims to provide a safe space for open and honest dialogue among our Academic Leaders. With that goal in mind, sessions are not recorded. Materials that have been approved for distribution after the meetings can be found at the link below:

Previous Academic Leader Presentation Materials

2023-2024 Academic Year

Each meeting will include a very brief update on the Faculty Activity Reporting (FAR) project and quick tips and timely reminders regarding various leadership responsibilities (e.g., hiring, RPT)

    • September 14, 2023 -  Welcome Back with President Taylor Randall and Provost Mitzi Montoya
      (We have decided to kick off our Academic Leaders Online series for the 23/24 academic year with an in-person lunch on Thursday, September 14th!)
    • October 5, 2023 - VPR Resources and Updates, Hiring & RPT Updates followed by Virtual Open Office Hours
    • November 2, 2023 - CANCELLED
    • December 7, 2023 - How to Access LabArchives for Your Research Labs, Introduction to the Center for Campus Wellness and Compassionate Responses Workshop, U-CAN
    • January 18, 2024 - Recent Changes in University of Utah Hiring Processes
    • February 1, 2024 - Impact 2030 Strategic Planning Process, Presidential Cybersecurity Program Update, Center for Disability and Access Updates, Faculty Committee Interest Survey
    • March 21, 2024 - Legislative and Budget Update
    • April 11, 2024 - Managing and Leading Change

View topics from previous years below: