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Updates & Reports

Direct messages from the provost

High-priority projects that impact the university

Dean, director, and provost office searches and changes

​​​​​​REPORTS

Reports and updates from provost units

Updates, reminders, or new institutional policy 

Opportunities and resources from academic affairs

News and updates sent to faculty

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Provost Messages

Interim Provost Karen Ford announces that Jennifer Reynolds, the Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Professor of Law, has agreed to serve as interim dean of the University of Oregon School of Law starting April 15 as Dean Marcilynn Burke prepares to depart at the end of the academic year.
President Karl Scholz and Interim Provost Karen Ford are pleased to announce the return of the UO Faculty Club. We invite applications of interest from tenure-track and career colleagues for three coordinator roles to serve on the organizing group. Express your interest by April 8, 2024.
A message from Interim Provost Karen Ford that UO and United Academics have been meeting regularly since February to negotiate the terms of a successor faculty collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

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Initiatives

UO is investing in a new system for students to track their degree progress, a major initiative for supporting student success. This ongoing project will modernize the UO degree audit system and eventually replace the UO Degree Guide program.
This initiative is a campus collaboration that aims to ensure every person at UO - faculty, staff, and students - have information, opportunities, and the tools to form a high-quality mentorship network. Join the kickoff event on October 2!  
This webpage serves as a central space for Latinx information, support, and connection at the Unviersity of Oregon. Find academic programs, research initiatives, advising and counseling, resources, community, and leaders.

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Hiring & Leadership Updates

Interim Provost Karen Ford announces that Marcilynn Burke, dean of the School of Law and the Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law, will be leaving the University of Oregon.
A message from the president's office that the search for UO's next permanent provost and senior vice president is entering its finalist stage.
Interim Provost Karen Ford announces that Kimberly Johnson will be leaving her position as vice provost of undergraduate education and student success at the end of the academic year.

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Reports

The National Association of Academic Advisors and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) conducted the review assessing the academic advising, tutoring and specialized learning support the UO offers to student athletes.
The HSI Task Force’s final report on how the University of Oregon is becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The Task Force worked for a year exploring what assets UO has and what challenges it may face in accelerating the process of becoming a HSI.
This report highlights the outcomes of the Faculty Success: Inclusive Recruitment & Retention Summit hosted by Troy Elias, associate vice provost for diversity and inclusion, and what the next steps will be to continue prioritizing this work.

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Policy

A reminder for spring 2024 from UO's Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee (IAAC) about NCAA rules pertaining to academic misconduct and academic extra benefits for student-athletes.
Brief learning outcome assessment reports and student achievement goal tracking updates are due April 19. 
To inform and supported faculty going into spring 2024, we've sent a reminder about required academic policies and recommended resources and opportunities to help you prepare your course and syllabus.

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Faculty Success

We are pleased to invite all faculty to the Inclusive Retention Roundtable on April 8, 2024 to discuss the complexities and costs associated with retaining and recruiting quality faculty in higher education, with a specific focus on our university. RSVP by April 1.
As we begin the final term of this year-long initiative to encourage high-quality, network-based mentorship for every person at the University of Oregon, we encourage the campus community to attend our virtual workshops for mentors and mentees.
Career faculty are invited to apply by April 1. Through this program, UO seeks to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution of faculty careers focused largely on teaching and to amplify the influence of these exceptional teachers as a model and resource for the UO community.

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Newsletters

April 1, 2024 - The Office of the Provost summarizes the opportunities and resources available to faculty, including an announcement about the return of the UO Faculty Club and an invitation to apply to the club's organizing group, an invitation to discuss the challenges of faculty retention at the Inclusive Retention Roundtable, and an invitation to attend mentorship workshops.

March 18, 2024 - The Office of the Provost summarizes the opportunities and resources available to faculty, including  resources to prepare for spring term, an invitation to the third workshop in the Book Disciplines series, a reminder to apply for the University Distinguished Teaching Professors Program, an invitation to the Inclusive Retention Roundtable, and more.

March 4, 2024 - The Office of the Provost summarizes the opportunities and resources available to faculty, including an invite to career faculty to apply for the University Distinguished Teaching Professors Program, a reminder to get recognition for book publications, encouragement to ask for student feedback, and an update about iClicker Cloud.

February 19, 2024 - The Office of the Provost summarizes the opportunities and resources available to faculty, including an invitation to an improvisation workshop to increase classroom engagement, calls to nominate colleagues for research and teaching excellence awards, and an opportunity to provide feedback to Information Services, and more.

February 5, 2024 - The Office of the Provost summarizes the opportunities and resources available to faculty, including a note about LinkedIn Learning integration with Canvas this spring, a reminder to nominate or apply for a Williams Fund award or opportunity, and an invitiation to mentor and mentee workshops.

January 22, 2024 - The Office of the Provost summarizes the opportunities and resources available to faculty, including an important message about the UO Leadership Academy, calls to submit applications or nominations for awards and opportunities, an invite to discuss generative AI, and information about the Global Justice Program.

January 8, 2025 - The Office of the Provost summarizes the opportunities and resources available to faculty, including a message from the new Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Karen Ford, information and answers about the GTFF strike, and a reminder to apply to the UO Leadership Academy.

December 4, 2023 - The Office of the Provost summarizes the opportunities and resources available to faculty, including links addressing GTFF bargaining and academic continuity, resources to prep for your winter term courses, an invitation to apply for the UO Leadership Academy, updates about unit-level policy deadlines, an invite to OVPRI's webinar on federal advocacy for research, and more.

November 20, 2023 - The Office of the Provost provides information about academic continuity, Williams Fund, UO Leadership Academy, and classroom improvement.

November 6, 2023 - The Office of the Provost summarizes the opportunities and resources available to faculty, including Q&A sessions for reviews and promotion, resources and services to navigate challenging times, opportunities to network and discuss important topics like accessibility and generative AI, midterm updates, and other helpful services.

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