FYI Friday is a weekly program where campus partners are invited to present brief, one-off, awareness- or foundational- building topics intended for a wide audience of professional faculty, academic faculty, and classified staff.

Please review the following Presentation Requirements and Proposal Process before submitting a proposal. If you have any questions, please direct them to

Presentation Requirements

  1. FYI Friday Presentations must be applicable/relevant to a wide audience inclusive of faculty & staff, or applicable to a targeted yet broad audience . This program is not intended for presentations aimed towards specific units.
    • Examples of presentations appropriate fora wide audience: Home Office Yoga Exercises; Family Resource Center 101; Customer Journey Mapping
    • Examples of presentations applicable to a targeted yet broad audience: Zoom Tips and Tricks for Engaging an Audience; Updates to a Common Software System; Travel Reimbursement Policy Updates
  2. Presentations must have an awareness-, foundational-, or skill- building framework.
    • Examples of these types of presentations: an introduction to (or overview of) a campus service/organization/program; an informational presentation of widely-relevant research findings; foundational knowledge/skill/ability development within personal/professional domains.
  3. Presentations must be “one-offs.” A one-off is a single presentation (one and done) rather than a series of sequential presentations that build off of each other.

If your presentation does not meet these requirements, please feel free to reach out to the Learning & Development team of UHR to discuss alternative options:

Multiple Proposals Allowed

You may submit multiple proposals if you have more than one presentation in mind. Based on the total amount of proposals received, scheduling restrictions, and how many proposals you have submitted, one or more of your presentations may be bumped to the next available term with priority consideration.

Proposal Process

What to Prepare for the Proposal

We have created a form in Qualtrics to collect proposals for FYI Friday presentations. This is a lengthy form, so having the information in a document that you can copy and paste into the form is recommended! Here’s what we’ll be asking:

  • Name of Presentation
  • Brief description of Presentation (50-160 words)
  • Intended audience (remember this should be as inclusive as possible for faculty & staff)
  • 2-5 learning outcomes (statements about what should the participant know or be able to do at the end of the presentation)
  • Presentation features (e.g., lecture, panel, pre-work, handouts, quizzes/surveys, breakout rooms, activities, etc)
  • Presentation length (from 30 min to 2 hours – remember to include the final Q&A portion of your presentation)
  • Venue preference* (remote via Zoom or in a classroom setting)
  • Preferred dates (select & rank your preferred Fridays of the academic term - see below for specific dates)
  • Preferred time period (what times are you available to present on Fridays between 9am and 2pm)
  • Presenter(s) contact information
  • Who to contact about scheduling, coordination, more info

* Available beginning Fall 2021

What to Expect After You Submit a Proposal

The Learning & Development (L&D) team will reach out to you within 2 weeks of submission to inform you of the status of your proposal.

When your proposal is approved, the L&D Team will confirm the dates and times of your presentation, and coordinate the registration and Zoom set-up of the presentation. You will also have the opportunity to request a training consultation with the L&D Team as you prepare your presentation.

One to two weeks before your presentation, the L&D Team will connect with you to ensure accessibility standards are met for slides, materials, and/or activities; review the registration and advertising process; and determine how they can provide Zoom support during your presentation.

Fall Term 2022

Fall Term 2022 proposals are now being accepted!

Please note: Presenters have the option to present either remotely or in-person at the Corvallis Campus.

Fall '22 proposals submitted before September 1st will be given full consideration. Proposals submitted after this deadline will still be considered if scheduling allows.

Available Fridays - Fall 2022:

  • September 30 (Week 1)
  • October 7 (Week 2) reserved!
  • October 14 (Week 3) reserved!
  • October 21 (Week 4) reserved!
  • October 28 (Week 5) reserved!
  • November 4 (Week 6) reserved!
  • November 18 (Week 8)
  • December 1 (Week 10) reserved!


Go to Fall '22 Proposal Form


Are you interested in presenting at a later date?

Reach out to us at and let's talk about your ideas!

We can also reserve a future Friday for your presentation!