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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

A message from Provost and Senior Vice President Christopher P. Long in which he introduces himself, outlines his values-enacted leadership approach, expresses excitement for the future and gratitude for the support provided during this transition.
Interim Provost Karen Ford provides reminders of resources, guidelines, and expectations for members of our university community pertaining to the campus demonstrations.
The Office of the Provost will celebrate promoted faculty during spring term on June 10, 2024. Those faculty members who have been promoted will be invited to attend a ceremony at the EMU Redwood Auditorium (Room 214) with an invited guest.

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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

As Karen Ford begins her long-planned retirement from the University of Oregon and from the provost’s office today, we want to share this transition with the wider community and express our gratitude to Karen.
Provost Chris Long announces that Bruce Blonigen has been named Edward Maletis Dean of the Lundquist College of Business, a position he has held since July 2022 on a two-year appointment.
Carol has served as interim dean since 202 and was selected following a national search with input from our incoming Provost and Senior Vice President Chris Long, as well as feedback from faculty, staff, and students at the honors college and others on campus who attended the search events.

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Reports

The roundtable event held on May 23 was well-attended and full of fruitful discussions that aimed to demystify faculty retention in higher ed and at UO. Explore the event report and access links to the slides, the results of table discussions, and more.
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.

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Policy

Institutional accreditation is a process of recognizing educational institutions for their performance, integrity and quality.
This is an end-of-term reminder about key academic policies regarding dead week, final exams, reporting student progress and student absences related to university-sponsored events. In addition, there is information about the process for requesting and contracting for Incompletes.
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.

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Faculty Success

This week-long, in-person event brings faculty together from all schools and colleges for inspiration, collegial connection, critical conversations, and creation of new teaching materials.
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.

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Newsletters

May 22, 2023 - The office of the provost provides academic leaders with information including the Faculty Success Summit report, New Unit Head Onboarding, and a reminder to complete the Academic Freedom survey.
May 15, 2023 - The Office of the Provost provides information and resources to faculty including how to add own question to the Student Experience Survey, an invite to apply to the Summer Teaching Institute pathways, and a reminder that Duck In is this week!
May 8, 2023 - The office of the provost provides academic leaders with information such as a request to submit and share the new Academic Freedom survey, a last chance to RSVP to the Closing Achievement Equity Gaps event, and an invite to the Teaching and AI systems panel.
May 1, 2023 - The Office of the Provost provides information and resources to faculty including a prompt to apply for a Summer Teaching Institute pathway, an invitation to claim a seat for Duck In, and a reminder about the AI Systems panel.
April 24, 2023 - The office of the provost provides academic leaders with information such as a call for instructors to open classrooms for Duck In, the monthly Leadership Workshop series, and OER funding.
April 17, 2023 - The Office of the Provost provides information and resources to faculty including Duck In, Summer Teaching Institute, and a reminder to report course materials.
April 10, 2023 - The office of the provost provides academic leaders with information such as Duck In, course materials reporting, and a final reminder about Provost Fellows applications.
April 3, 2023 - The Office of the Provost provides information and resources to faculty including Inclusive Teaching at UO, a campus partner event, and exam proctoring updates.
March 20, 2023 - The Office of the Provost thanks its faculty and leadership for a successful Winter '23 term, provides Spring Term Resources and information about online exam proctoring.
March 13, 2023 - The office of the provost provides academic leaders with information such as resources for the Student Experience Surveys, a reminder about the Williams Fund grant, and an invitation to consider or promote applying to the the Provost Fellows program.

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