New Dean of the Graduate School

June 5, 2018 - It is my privilege to announce that Janet Woodruff-Borden has agreed to serve as the next dean of the Graduate School. Janet is an accomplished professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Louisville, where she also serves as associate dean for graduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences. Please join me in congratulating Janet Woodruff-Borden. We look forward to her joining us at UO this summer.

Your invitation to the 2018 Faculty Promotion Celebration

May 31, 2018

Dear deans, directors, and supervisors, 

You are invited to attend the 2018 Faculty Promotion Celebration on Tuesday, June 5, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., in the EMU Ballroom. The reception will be hosted by President Michael H. Schill and Provost and Senior Vice President Jayanth Banavar.  

For your reference, below is a list of all faculty who were promoted and/or received tenure during academic year 2018. We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate the successes of our colleagues.

June 15 unit head onboarding

May 31, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

VPAA Announcement

May 31, 2018 - It is with great enthusiasm that the provost’s office announces that Ellen Herman, professor of history, has agreed to join the provost’s office as the permanent (no longer interim) vice provost for academic affairs. Ellen will join the office at a 0.5 FTE and focus on promotion and tenure as well as other faculty-specific matters.The office still has a need for the other 0.5 FTE and will launch a search shortly for a 0.5 associate vice provost position.

Spring 2018 Academic Policy Reminders

May 16, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

This message is to remind you of a number of academic policies that may affect your course planning, grading, and exam schedules. This message covers the following topics:

2018 Institutional Hiring Plan

May 10, 2018 - The provost has released the 2018 Institutional Hiring Plan, which authorizes tenure-track faculty searches across the schools and colleges. The Institutional Hiring Plan represents a holistic focus on the university’s most strategic and important goals within a comprehensive vision of UO’s broad research and teaching mission. This plan continues the university’s efforts to hire tenure-track faculty who will enhance the UO’s scholarly profile and academic excellence and who will share our commitment to student success.

New NTTF informal offer letter

May 1, 2018

Dear Campus Partners,

In response to requests for more templates to support regular operations, and to provide consistent practices across campus, the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and HR’s Employee Labor Relations have developed a template for informal NTTF offer letters.

Please use this template as the basis for all informal offers for non-tenure track faculty. It may be modified to best fit specific situations.

Upcoming events – Workshops, Promotion Celebration, New Faculty Orientation

March 26, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I hope your winter term work is winding down, and you can take a few minutes for yourself while students are enjoying spring break.

As we look ahead to spring term and beyond, we want to let you know about key dates for workshops and events offered by the Office of the Provost.

Registration is now open for the spring 2018 unit head and managers workshop series. Please register by following the links to MyTrack:

Vice provost search deadline extended

March 19, 2018 - The Office of the Provost has chosen to extend the deadline for the first review of applicants to Monday, April 16. We do not want to unduly limit interest in the position with the expectation that one person needs to fill the role and have to give up their teaching and research interests. That is why we have structured the position with an option of dividing it between two highly qualified individuals, each serving in a .5 FTE, should that be desirable.

March 14 Walkout

March 13, 2018 - A National School Walkout is planned for 10 a.m. on March 14. This event is being held to ask Congress to act on gun safety issues. Many of our students might wish to join the walkout. As instructors, you should assess a student’s participation during class time as you sit fit within the requirements for your course.