Controversial group visiting campus

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.

UGS Interim

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.

Changes to Instructional NTTF Paperwork and Processes

September 12, 2017 - This message serves as an update regarding changes to instructional non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) paperwork and processes.

Interim Dean Named for the Clark Honors College

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.

Seeking candidates for Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

August 3, 2017 - OPAA is seeking to hire a new vice provost for academic affairs.

Important Announcements for Clark Honors College and the Graduate School

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.

Proud to be your colleague

I am writing to introduce myself as the University of Oregon’s new provost and senior vice president.

Spring 2017 Academic Policy Message

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:

Initiation of NTTF promotion review for 2017-18 academic year

May 15, 2017
Dear Colleagues,
We are writing to remind the community of the process by which career NTTF must initiate consideration for promotion at the University of Oregon. Please distribute this message to career NTTF and unit heads/directors by no later than May 19, 2017.
Career NTTF who are eligible for promotion, and wish to be considered for promotion in the coming academic year (2017-18), must notify their department or unit head by June 15 (for 9-month employees) or June 30 (for 12-month employees).

Williams Fellowship - deadline extension

March 8, 2017
The deadline for nominations for a Williams Fellowship has been extended to March 17, 2017. 

The Williams Council seeks candidates who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to undergraduate education. There will be up to two awards. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 award, and the recipient's department will receive another $5,000, supervised by the recipient, to affect tangibly the teaching and learning experience of undergraduates in the department.