Provost's Updates

Summer classes to be taught remotely

April 14, 2020 – Provost Patrick Phillips announces the 2020 summer term will be held remotely in order to help the campus community and those affected plan for the term.

Use time to connect with students, take care of yourselves

April 10, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips offers resources, guidance, and other information to everyone teaching spring term classes at UO.

Parents, families to receive information about UO academic continuity

April 8, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips emails the families of students: “I’m proud of our institutional response and the tremendous effort that I have seen throughout the university community to come together in support of our students.”

Academic Misconduct and Academic Extra Benefits involving faculty, student-athletes

April 3, 2020 – 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.

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.   

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