Provost's Updates

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.

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.

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