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.

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.