Academic Leadership for Oregon


Interim Provost Karen Ford announces that Jennifer Reynolds, the Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Professor of Law, has agreed to serve as interim dean of the University of Oregon School of Law starting April 15 as Dean Marcilynn Burke prepares to depart at the end of the academic year.

President Karl Scholz and Interim Provost Karen Ford are pleased to announce the return of the UO Faculty Club. We invite applications of interest from tenure-track and career colleagues for three coordinator roles to serve on the organizing group. Express your interest by April 8, 2024.

As we begin the final term of this year-long initiative to encourage high-quality, network-based mentorship for every person at the University of Oregon, we encourage the campus community to attend our virtual workshops for mentors and mentees.

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The Office of the Provost

is responsible for carrying out the academic mission of the University of Oregon. In doing so, the office works closely with faculty and staff to enhance academic excellence, student success, and the UO’s overall academic profile.

Led by Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Karen Ford, the Office of the Provost is a dynamic office that leads and manages a variety of initiatives, processes, and services.

Meet the Interim Provost

Faculty and Academic Unit Success

The Office of the Provost supports and partners with faculty and academic leaders as they teach, create, research, and engage with the university community. We work to establish clear, consistent processes and to uphold high academic standards. We value shared governance, professional development at all career stages, and mentorship, with a view toward strengthening UO’s inclusive, equitable community.

Information, instruction, and resources for faculty and academic unit leaders to operate successfully

Programs, digital resources, events, and services to feel informed, find connection, and amplify teaching

Faculty members at the University of Oregon should embody these core values

Regular communication to stay informed as a faculty member at the University of Oregon

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Policy and Procedure

Reviews and Promotion »  evaluation processes and procedures

Program Assessment » connects Decennial Program Review and Annual Program Assessment to continue improving programs

Curriculum »  get help with program and course approvals

Governance and Policy »  department and unit policies

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Resources and Development

Faculty & Unit Head Development »  programs and workshops for each stage of your career

Teaching »  resources, services, and opportunities to connect with colleagues and feel supported as an instructor

Inclusion »  strategies to improve equity, inclusion, and diversity

Academic Freedom »  learn more about policies and explore resources as they pertain to academic freedom

Pillars of Success 

An excellent faculty is fundamental to promoting and sustaining the highest standards of academic excellence across the university. Faculty success is also inextricably connected to student success and thus tied to the core of our academic mission.The Office of the Provost is committed to supporting faculty success in a culture of inclusive excellence grounded by teaching, leadership, scholarship, and mentorship.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and research-informed teaching culture that has the power to shape the experience of each and every student

Supporting faculty throughout their discovery and creative activity process and offering technical support.

Helping faculty build mentorship networks and develop skills as a responsive, reciprocal and adaptive mentor, coach, sponsor, or advisor

Developing faculty who feel empowered to address complex challenges and work collaboratively to cultivate more equitable environments

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Awards and


The University of Oregon recognizes and celebrates the work of its faculty members through awards and honors for the excellence and distinction of their work. Annual awards are presented across the array of faculty endeavors that are essential to the mission.

Nominate, Apply, and Celebrate

Hear from Kaori Idemaru about why she is excited to take on the Mentorship Fellow role a
Hear from Michael Moffitt about the work he has been doing and the teachers who helped him grow into the educator he is today.
Hear Kirby Brown's thoughts on teaching and learn more about the connections that helped him get where he is today.

See and celebrate provost award and opportunity selectees