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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 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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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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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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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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March 6, 2023 - The Office of the Provost announces that applications are open for the Provost Fellows program, offers a last-chance reminder to nominate a Williams Fund Fellow, and announces the start of the Student Experience Survey.
February 27, 2023 - The office of the provost provides academic leaders with information such as an announcement about a the Inclusive Teaching at UO Launch Event, a reminder about Williams Fund nominations, and a Student Experience Survey forum.
February 20, 2023 - The Office of the Provost provides information about a new professional development resource called Academic Impressions, a Teaching and AI Systems resource, and a Preparing your Promotional File Q&A.
February 13, 2023 - The office of the provost provides academic leaders with information such as an announcement about a new professional development resource, Williams Fund fellows and grants, and the Winter Timely Updates meeting.
January 30, 2023 - The office of the provost provides academic leaders with information such as faculty designees, Distinguished Teaching Professorships, and the Identifying Student Achievement Goals workshop.
February 6, 2023 - The Office of the Provost provides information for awards and opportunities, Inclusive Excellence in Action, and a DIY Guide to Protecting Academic Freedom.
January 23, 2023 - The Office of the Provost provides information for the UO Online: Teaching with Authenticity panel event, faculty search module, and Student Experience Survey forum.
January 17, 2023 - The office of the provost provides academic leaders with information such as unit-level policies, aFaculty Search Module, and identifying student achievement goals.
January 9, 2023 - The Office of the Provost provides information for the Winter 2023 term including news, resources, events and workshops.

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