Provost's Updates

Academic Misconduct and Academic Extra Benefits involving faculty, student-athletes

October 8, 2018 – The University of Oregon’s Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee issues a reminder to faculty about avoiding academic misconduct and academic extra benefits violations from the NCAA

Provost taps Bruce Blonigen as interim dean for the University of Oregon’s College of Arts and Sciences

September 24, 2018 – With W. Andrew Marcus stepping down as CAS dean in December, Bruce Blonigen will step in for a two-year period, and humanities divisional dean Karen Ford will become senior divisional dean of the college.

UO hires Carol Gering as Associate Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education

September 19, 2018 – She served for six years as the Executive Director of eLearning and Distance Education at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and will start in the new position on Oct. 29, 2018.

Faculty Salary Increases for FY 2019

September 19, 2018 – Both represented and non-represented tenure-track faculty and career non-tenure-track faculty will see increases in salary in 2019. To receive an increase, faculty members must be appointed to their positions as of Dec. 31, 2018.

UO Board of Trustees Meeting Remarks

September 6, 2018 - Provost Jayanth Banavar’s remarks from the summer UO Board of Trustees meeting

CAS Dean W. Andrew Marcus Steps Down

August 17, 2018 - I write today to let you know that W. Andrew Marcus, Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences, has notified me that he intends to step down as dean at the end of the calendar year. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is in many ways the heart and soul of the University of Oregon, serving as the academic home to more than 60 percent of the student body and offering more than 40 fields of study in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

New Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

August 17, 2018 - I am excited to share the news with you that Yvonne Braun, department head and associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and associate professor of International Studies, has been appointed to a half-time position as 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.

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.

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