Provost's Updates

Meet the UO Faculty Club Organizing Group

Dear UO faculty, 

The University of Oregon Faculty Club has reopened its doors! Join us every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art for a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where faculty members can gather to hang out, trade stories, and meet new colleagues. 

Finalists for dean of the business college to visit campus

Finalist candidates for the dean of Lundquist College of Business will be in Eugene in mid-May to meet with campus stakeholders. Finalists will give a public presentation that will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on May 14, 16, 21 and 23 in 125 Chiles or on Zoom.

Information about demonstration resources, guidance and expectations

Interim Provost Karen Ford provides reminders of resources, guidelines, and expectations for members of our university community pertaining to the campus demonstrations.

UO Summer Teaching Institute

This week-long, in-person event brings faculty together from all schools and colleges for inspiration, collegial connection, critical conversations, and creation of new teaching materials. This year, the institute will focus on the rapid rise of Generative Artificial Intelligence as it impacts teaching and learning. Apply by May 22 to be considered for the institute.

Faculty Promotion Celebration

The Office of the Provost will celebrate promoted faculty during spring term on June 10, 2024. Those faculty members who have been promoted will be invited to attend a ceremony at the EMU Redwood Auditorium (Room 214) with an invited guest. Honorees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks and will be congratulated by UO executives and academic leaders.

Finalists for Clark Honors College dean search visit campus

Up to four finalist candidates in the Clark Honors College dean search will be in Eugene between May 2 and May 10 to meet with University of Oregon stakeholders. Zoom links for virtual participation will be shared on the provost’s website the week of April 29.

Grant Schoonover named Interim Vice Provost for UESS

Interim Provost Karen Ford announces that Grant Schoonover will serve as the interim vice provost for undergraduate education and student success as Kimberly Johnson prepares to depart at the end of the academic year. 

Chris Long named UO provost and senior vice president

President Karl Scholz announces that Christopher P. Long, dean of the College of Arts & Letters and the Honors College at Michigan State University (MSU) and professor of philosophy and MSU Research Foundation Professor, will join the University of Oregon as provost and senior vice president.

Jennifer Reynolds named interim dean of UO School of Law

Interim Provost Karen Ford announces that Jennifer Reynolds, the Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Professor of Law, has agreed to serve as interim dean of the University of Oregon School of Law starting April 15 as Dean Marcilynn Burke prepares to depart at the end of the academic year.

UO Faculty Club

President Karl Scholz and Interim Provost Karen Ford are pleased to announce the return of the UO Faculty Club. We invite applications of interest from tenure-track and career colleagues for three coordinator roles to serve on the organizing group. Express your interest by April 8, 2024.