October 18, 2017
This message is intended to answer questions and provide clarity on processes for the FY 2018 faculty merit increase cycle. We recognize that some schools and colleges used different interpretations of the CBA merit review language last year. In an effort to treat all faculty fairly, it is essential that the university’s guidelines and standard interpretations are used this time.
October 17, 2017 - As an academic community, the University of Oregon strongly values free speech and academic freedom. Even content that may be offensive to many people is protected under the First Amendment and UO free-expression policies.
This value may be tested this week when a controversial group visits the university. They bring movable visual displays to campuses nationwide that contain graphic images associated with an antiabortion viewpoint. The images may be shocking to some. Due to the graphic nature of the display, the university is providing advance notice to campus so those who don’t want to see the images can avoid the EMU Green this Wednesday and Thursday.
September 25, 2017 - It is my great pleasure to let you know that Dennis Galvan, vice provost for international affairs, has accepted my request to serve as the interim dean of undergraduate studies, while also continuing in his current role in international affairs.
September 12, 2017 - This message serves as an update regarding changes to instructional non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) paperwork and processes.
August 8, 2017 - It is my pleasure to let you know that Karen Ford, divisional dean for humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, has accepted my offer to serve a one-year appointment as interim dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College.
August 3, 2017 - OPAA is seeking to hire a new vice provost for academic affairs.
July 17, 2017 - There is important news to share about the Graduate School and the Robert D. Clark Honors College. I am happy to inform you that Sara Hodges has accepted my offer to serve as interim dean of our Graduate School. In addition, Terry Hunt, dean of the Clark Honors College, will depart the university in September for a new role as dean of the University of Arizona Honors College.
I am writing to introduce myself as the University of Oregon’s new provost and senior vice president.
May 23, 2017
This message is to inform you of a number of academic policies that may affect your course planning, grading, and exam schedules. This message covers the following topics: