Provost's Updates

Supporting student success in difficult times

April 2, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips calls faculty members creative, resourceful, and courageous as they work to adjust to remote instruction during the spring term.

Changes in grading options for undergraduate courses

March 27, 2020 –  In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Janet Woodruff-Borden announces changes in grading options for students taking undergraduate courses in the spring 2020 term.

Zoom and Canvas now integrated

March 26, 2020 – Associate Vice Provost for UO Online Carol Gering and Chief Information Officer Jessie Minton sent a notice to instructional faculty and GEs announcing the integration of Zoom and Canvas, allowing for a more seamless teaching and learning experience with the two applications.

Tenure one-year extension requests

March 25, 2020 – Provost and Senior President Patrick Phillips offers extension of tenure track deadline to all currently untenured faculty due to COVID-19 disruption.

Information on academic continuity

March 24, 2020 – Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Janet Woodruff-Borden offers more information to faculty on academic planning at the University of Oregon for spring term.

A message to UO undergraduate students

March 20, 2020 – Doneka Scott, vice provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success, provides key academic information on spring term for students.   

Introducing Zoom for UO faculty and instructors

March 18, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips announces that all faculty, instructors have enhanced access to Zoom videoconferencing to assist in remote teaching.

Gratitude, and guidance for academic continuity

March 16, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips sent a message to all faculty to express gratitude and share guidance for academic continuity.

Resources for remote winter term finals, spring term planning

March 13, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips sent a message to faculty about resources for remote winter term finals and planning for spring term courses.

Changes to final exams, spring term due to coronavirus

March 11, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips sent a message to faculty regarding changes to winter term finals and spring break due to the coronavirus.

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