Provost's Updates

Law school dean to step down, return to faculty

January 29, 2016

It is my duty today to announce that Michael Moffitt, dean, Philip H. Knight chair and professor of law, has chosen to step down as dean effective July 1, 2017. Michael will return to his faculty role, which he has held since joining the University of Oregon School of Law in 2001.

I speak for his fellow deans and everyone in Academic Affairs when I say his leadership of the law school will be truly missed.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Luncheon Remarks

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Luncheon
October 22, 2015, Knight Library Browsing Room, University of Oregon
Remarks by Scott Coltrane, Provost and Senior Vice President of the University of Oregon

Academic Organization and Faculty Peer Review

On September 13, 2015 Provost Scott Coltrane provided the Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the UO Board of Trustees with a report on Academic Organization and Faculty Peer Review [PDF]. The report is intended to highlight the importance of faculty peer review at research universities and to promote discussions about how the University of Oregon can fulfill its mission of achieving academic excellence.

The report provides an overview of the following topics:

Interim Confidentiality Policy

The full text of an Oct. 1 memo from Provost Scott Coltrane to members of a confidentiality committee regarding an interim policy regarding student confidentiality of medical and psychological records.