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 tenure-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 Provost’s Teaching Academy brings together UO’s distinguished teachers—both award recipients and participants in UO’s premiere teaching development activities—into a leadership group.
A collaboration between the Office of the Provost and United Academics to support new faculty members as they take on teaching and scholarly responsibilities at the university.
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 institutional priorities, developed by more than 50 people from across campus.
Overview of the new online system that will capture a wide range of faculty research and creative activities in order to manage faculty review processes consistently and efficiently across the university.
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 initiative entered its second phase in Fall 2018 with the appointment of Bill Cresko as the founding director of the Data Science Program, assisted by a steering committee of faculty leaders from across campus. More information about the Data Science Initiative and related scholarly activity can be found at