Provost's Updates

UO Board of Trustees December Meeting Remarks

December 4, 2018 – Provost Jayanth Banavar delivered these remarks to the University of Oregon Board of Trustees meeting on December 3, 2018.

Provost hires Tim Inman, top aide to Oregon House Speaker, as new chief of staff

December 3, 2018 – The sixth-generation Oregonian has experience building and maintaining strong relationships, and will start in the job in August 2019. Until then, Angela Wilhelms remains as interim chief.

Leadership announces College of Arts and Sciences task force members

November 20, 2018 – The group – made up of faculty, staff and students – will examine the structure of the college to help determine the most effective way to meet the university’s liberal arts mission.

Provost announces the next phase of the Presidential Initiative in Data Science

November 5, 2018 – UO Provost announces the next phase of the Presidential Initiative in Data Science with the appointment of a director and committee to oversee the program.

Jill Hartz, executive director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, announces retirement

October 22, 2018 – She served with distinction as the museum’s leader for a decade. Administrators will conduct a wide-ranging search to replace her.

UO reaffirms commitment to inclusion of all genders and gender identities

October 22, 2018 – UO Provost and Vice President of the Division of Equity and Inclusion respond to reports of the federal administration narrowing the definition of gender by reaffirming the university’s commitment to support students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities.

Task Force forming to analyze the structure of CAS

Ocotber 17, 2018 - UO Provost and President call for the formation of a diverse group 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.

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.

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