Provost's Updates

UO’s COVID-19 testing to enter next phase

October 15, 2020 — President Michael H. Schill and Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips announced that the UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) will begin expanding COVID-19 testing efforts within the university community.

Winter term instruction to remain a mix of remote, online, and in person

October 13, 2020 — President Michael H. Schill and Provost Patrick Phillips announced that winter term 2021 classes will continue to be delivered much like they have for fall term, with a mix of remote, online, and some in-person courses.

A conversation with Native American students about their views of UO

October 13, 2020 – Provost and Senior VP Patrick Phillips held a Zoom gathering with three Indigenous students who attend the university. Listen to their stories. 

Guidance on promotion and tenure/review processes

October 12, 2020 – Provost Phillips and Executive Vice Provost Woodruff-Borden offer important guidance for tenure-track faculty on promotion and tenure/preview processes.

Provost Phillips unveils new diversity plan

October 9, 2020 — Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips shared a message with the university community detailing four initiatives that the university is undertaking immediately to combat systemic racism.

Addressing an incident of racist hate speech in our community

October 5, 2020 — Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips sent a message to campus addressing a Zoombombing incident involving racist hate speech during a UO School of Law virtual event.

Phishing email response and support for faculty and staff

October 2, 2020 – Provost Patrick Phillips and Chief Information Officer Jessie Minton share with faculty and staff how to get help with phishing messages and how they're protecting accounts.

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

October 1, 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.

Info and reminders as we begin fall term

September 30, 2020 – Executive Vice Provost of Academic Affairs Janet Woodruff-Borden shares information, reminders, and resources with faculty and GEs as we head into the start of fall term.

CAS dean extended to 2021-22 academic year

September 28, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips notifies faculty and GEs that the search for a permanent College of Arts and Sciences dean will be delayed until next fall.