Thank you to all who participated in the Strategic Planning Process this academic year for your time, focus and energy. Together we establish a set of values, goals and priorities for the strategic direction of the university. I am deeply impressed by the collaboration of faculty, staff, students, and administrators who served on the four task force work groups. It was great to see how many people participated and contributed at the public work sessions.
In March, I communicated to campus about my commitment to bring together experts, including licensed therapists, faculty, General Counsel, and staff to propose new or clarified policies about confidentiality of students’ medical and psychological records. That work is paramount to ensuring my promise to University of Oregon students that they will have the same level of strong confidentiality that they have in private, off-campus therapy.