Provost's Updates

Updated information on campus response to coronavirus

March 5, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer Jamie Moffitt, and Associate Vice President and Chief Resilience Officer André Le Duc sent a message to faculty and staff with updated information about the coronavirus and the university's response and preparations.

Update for faculty on the coronavirus

March 3, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips encourages faculty to work with students around attendance who might feel ambivalent about attending classes due to the coronavirus.

University response to coronavirus outbreak

January 31, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips, Executive Director Deb Beck, and Dean and Vice Provost Dennis Galvan sent a message to the university community regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment policy changes

January 28, 2020 – Provost Phillips and VPRI Conover issue a notice to faculty that the university has updated its policy on conflicts of interest, conflicts of commitment, and outside activities. 

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

January 10, 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.

David Conover, vice president for research and innovation, to step down in July 2020

November 14, 2019 – This message about the departure of David Conover, vice president for research and innovation, was sent by President Schill and Provost Phillips to all faculty and staff at the university.

Accommodating students on active duty military service

November 11, 2019 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips issues a reminder to faculty about students on active military duty, accommodating their participation in mandatory drills and exercises, and the Military Duty Refund Policy.

Leadership changes in the office of the provost

October 31, 2019 – Janet Woodruff-Borden is selected as the next executive vice provost for academic affiars; and Kate Mondloch is appointed as interim dean and vice provost for the Graduate School.

College of Design and UO Libraries Leadership Searches Launched

October 16, 2019 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips announces two national searches for the key academic leadership positions at the University of Oregon.

Bruce Blonigen to serve as dean of CAS through 2020-21

October 10, 2019 – Provost Patrick Phillips announces that Bruce Blonigen will serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) through 2020-21 and Karen Ford will take on the new role of CAS dean for faculty.