April 14, 2020
Dear University of Oregon community,
After discussions with the deans, administrators, and a variety of other university stakeholders, we have decided that remote instruction at the university will continue through the 2020 summer term. We are making this decision now so that students, faculty, staff, GEs, and others who might be affected can plan accordingly for the term.
This decision pertains to summer classes only. A decision on non-instructional activities—such as research, UO summer camps, and day-to-day work conducted by faculty and staff—will come at a later time when more information from state health officials and others becomes available.
We are aware that the continued uncertainty during this unprecedented time can be disruptive. While we know that the decision to continue remote instruction through the summer will be disappointing to some, our intent is to make decisions that are in the best interest of the community and the University of Oregon, and to communicate them in a timely manner. Our hope is that by making this decision now, it allows the university community to more effectively plan for the summer term.
Everyone has done a tremendous job adapting to the challenging times we face. Moving so quickly to a system of remote instruction was not an easy task. We appreciate all the efforts to make the most out of a difficult situation. As always, if you have questions or concerns, you can fill out a web form and send it in. Also, you can find the latest information about COVID-19 planning for the university on the UO coronavirus website.
Provost and Senior Vice President