Provost's Updates

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.

UO Mentorship Reimagined: Spring Workshops

As we begin the final term of this year-long initiative to encourage high-quality, network-based mentorship for every person at the University of Oregon, we encourage the campus community to attend our virtual workshops for mentors and mentees.

Spring 2024 policy reminders, resources, and opportunities

To inform and supported faculty going into spring 2024, we've sent a reminder about required academic policies and recommended resources and opportunities to help you prepare your course and syllabus.

UO and UA negotiate and exchange salary offers

A message from Interim Provost Karen Ford that UO and United Academics have been meeting regularly since February to negotiate the terms of a successor faculty collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Dean Marcilynn Burke to leave UO

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Karen Ford shares that Marcilynn Burke, who has been dean of the School of Law since 2017, will be leaving the University of Oregon to become dean of the law school at Tulane University.