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University of Central Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma

The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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MISSION

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.

VISION

UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.

CALL TO ACTION

The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by Portfolio.com. From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

 

Diversity Profile: University of Central Oklahoma

The University is committed to an inclusive educational and employment environment that provides equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. The University will continue its policy of fair and equal employment and educational practices without discrimination or harassment because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, genetic information, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The University is committed to an inclusive educational and employment environment that provides equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. The University will continue its policy of fair and equal employment and educational practices without discrimination or harassment because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, genetic information, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Office of Diversity & Inclusion promotes an educational environment that recognizes and celebrates the diverse culture of the University of Central Oklahoma. The focus of Office of Diversity & Inclusion is on researching, designing, and implementing unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, encourage retention and enhance graduation rates of students. These programs serve to expand students' cultural horizons, cultural competence and perspectives while honoring their respective cultural experiences.

Carrie Irwin
Employment Coordinator
Human Resources
(405) 974-2327

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)'s explicit commitment to diversity is essential in fulfilling the university's mission to provide transformative educational experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving the global community.

Diversity encompasses a range of values, personal experiences, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance, including differences of race, ethnicity, geography, gen­ der, age, religion, socioeconomic status, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, learning style and immigration status, among other forms of diversity.

Diverse backgrounds broaden and deepen the educational experience and scholarly environment that are essential to achieving academic excellence.  UCO promotes academic excellence and enhances the scholarly and creative environment by systematically pursuing the following goals:

• To promote diversity by encouraging students from diverse and under­represented backgrounds to enroll at and to graduate from UCO.
• To recruit and retain faculty and staff from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
• To foster an institutional culture that values a diverse community and    
that invites authentic interaction among the members of that community.

UCO recognizes that enhancing diversity in service to the university's mission and goals requires leadership, commitment and consistency. Leaders at all levels have an obligation as they build upon this commitment to embrace and sustain diversity in every area of the university.

UCO vigorously fosters diversity on its campus and in the communities it serves.  By valuing and promoting diversity, the university acknowledges uniqueness, similarities, and differences among its stakeholders while providing transformative learning experiences for its students.

UCO celebrates its tradition of inclusion and recognizes that strengthening and expanding diver­sity on its campus is essential to the university's continued success.

Involvement in student organizations gives you the opportunity to positively impact the University of Central Oklahoma. With over 200 recognized student organizations, it's easy to find your fit here at Central! From academic professional, religious, honorary to cultural, social, recreation, and special interest, there is something for everyone.

For a list of the meetings and events hosted by our office or student organizations, click here. (PDF Download)

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AAUP Compensation Survey Data
University of Central Oklahoma

FULL PROFESSORS
$87,700
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
$72,300
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
$62,600
INSTRUCTORS
$49,900

Jobs at University of Central Oklahoma

  • Residence Hall Director

  • Edmond, OK
  • Job ID 2018-5187Posted Date 2018-07-16Category Professional StaffOrg Number 020051Department New Housing Unit, OperatingDivision Vice President of Ope

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  • Admissions Counselor I

  • Edmond, OK
  • Job ID 2018-5402Posted Date 2018-09-10Category Professional StaffOrg Number 010143Department Graduate CollegeDivision Provost Vice PresidentLocation U

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  • Compensation Analyst

  • Edmond, OK
  • Job ID 2018-5398Posted Date 2018-09-06Category Professional StaffOrg Number 010352Department Human ResourcesDivision Vice President of FinanceLocation

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  • Development Officer - UCO Development

  • Edmond, OK
  • Position OverviewCoordinate fund raising process through internet, web, social networks, direct mail, personal solicitation, commemorative giving, and

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