Current Initiatives

The provost provides leadership on planning and initiatives related to the academic mission of the University of Oregon. Working collaboratively with executive leadership, vice provosts, deans, and others, the provost's initiatives support the university's role as a preeminent public research university and support the creation of knowledge and discovery.

The Office of the Provost and the University Senate are currently working together to critique and revise all aspects of teaching evaluation. 
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether salary inequities exist for tenured and tenured-track faculty that are related to gender, race, or ethnicity, and if so, to help chart a path to eliminate inequitable compensation.
The UO Leadership Academy is a leadership development program for administrative and academic leaders at the UO including OAs and faculty.
The University of Oregon is embarking on an initiative to establish institutional metrics to better analyze our performance both in terms of operations and mission fulfillment.
Developed in the 2014-15 academic year, the UO's strategic framework focuses on four instutitional priorities, developed by more than 50 people from across campus.
The Presidential Science Initiative identifies four key areas of research that will be the focus of scientific exploration within the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.
The Presidential Science Initiative will bring together existing faculty and recruit new faculty across the UO’s schools and colleges to create new research and educational programs.
UO Provost and President form a task force to examine the structure of the College of Arts and Sciences. Senior Divisional Dean Karen Ford will serve as chair of the task force that will be made up of faculty, staff and students.