You're invited: Convocation is September 21!

September 6, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

As you likely know, Convocation—the first traditional event of each academic year—is coming up on Friday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. – noon in the Matthew Knight Arena. I hope you and your department’s faculty and staff can join in on the festivities.

UO Board of Trustees Meeting Remarks

September 6, 2018 - Provost Jayanth Banavar’s remarks from the summer UO Board of Trustees meeting

2018 Summit for Academic Leaders Update

September 4, 2018

Dear Academic Leaders,

We are looking forward to hosting you at the Summit for Academic Leaders on September 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the EMU Redwood Auditorium room 214.

Please RSVP by Friday, September 7, so that we know to expect you and we have enough food for lunch.
Note: In MyTrack click “Select a timeslot”, and then “Book”.

Reminder to update links to OtP wesbite

August 29, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to inform you that the new OtP website is now live at Please share this information with others in your unit(s) who may access this website.

As mentioned in the email dated August 22, you may find that this change requires you to update linked content in your website, forms, and templates.

If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact

Thank you,

New OtP website and contact info

August 28, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We want to let you know about some changes that you may see when contacting the Office of the Provost. In an effort to better support faculty and staff, and provide information they need to be successful, the Office of the Provost is launching a new website and email address.

GE Day of Teaching

August 22, 2018 - The University of Oregon is hosting its first-ever GE Day of Teaching, Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The day will include sessions and workshops designed to provide GEs with additional resources and information related to encouraging students to prepare and participate, manage conflicts with students, and effective teaching practices.

Graduate Students: Consider Working with TEP Next Year

August 22, 2018 - TEP is seeking a graduate student teacher interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning to assist with workshops and initiatives, enhance support of GEs across campus, and support efforts to revise curriculum and teaching evaluation processes. Application review begins Friday, August 31.

Initiation of the Career NTTF promotion process

June 21, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to remind the community of the process by which career instructional and research NTTF initiate the promotion process. Please distribute this message to the career faculty in your unit.

Upcoming events - Workshop, New Faculty Orientation

June 21, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Before summer is in full swing, we hope you will note the following events in September:

Sept. 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Summit for Academic Leaders – for unit heads and directors

Sept. 17, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm: New Faculty Orientation – for all new tenure-related, or career instructional or research non-tenure track faculty

Let me know if you have any questions!


Sierra Dawson

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

New Clark Honors College Dean

June 28, 2018 - I am delighted to share that we have selected Gabe Paquette, professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, as the next dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College. Gabe is a tremendous scholar, a highly regarded teacher, academician, and mentor. We firmly believe he will bring a passion for undergraduate student success and a deep appreciation for excellence in research and scholarship to this critical role. Please join me in welcoming Gabe Paquette to the University of Oregon.