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.
Faculty & 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.
Reviews and Promotion » evaluation processes, procedures, and policies
Curriculum » get help with program and course approvals
Governance and Policy » learn and understand department and unit policies
Resources & Opportunities
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, action plans, and programs for improving 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.
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.