Provost's Updates

Recognize today’s challenges; provide comfort and care

June 1, 2020—Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips sent a message to faculty and GEs asking for understanding and care for students and each other.

Advisory from Academic Council for summer and beyond

May 1, 2020 – University Senate President Elizabeth Skowron of the Academic Council and Executive Vice Provost Janet Woodruff-Borden share recently approved instructional expectations for the summer 2020 term, given the emergency caused by the coronavirus.

Planning for fall term

April 29, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips shares information about UO's intent to open the campus to in-person instruction in the fall.

VPRI search postponed, interim announced

April 28, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips announces that the search for the Vice President for Research and Innovation has been suspended and appoints Cassandra Moseley as interim leader of the office.

Contingency planning for financial uncertainty

April 16, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips and Vice President Jamie Moffitt share a contingency plan to address financial uncertainty for the coming academic year with faculty and staff.

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.

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