President's Updates

UO and GTFF reach tentative agreement

12/10/2014 • I am very pleased to report that the University of Oregon and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation have reached a tentative contract agreement. Once ratified, the new contract will provide pay increases and a graduate assistance fund and absences provision that address concerns about financial losses from medical and parental needs. This agreement means the strike has ended and we can return to our end-of-term activities.

Senate addresss, December 3, 2014

12/03/2014 • Interim President Coltrane make the follow remarks to the University Senate: This is a challenging time for our campus.  I think it is fair to say the GTFF strike is hard on everyone, and that no one wanted things to get to this point. Frances and I, and our team, certainly hoped to reach agreement, and we have worked day and night to do so.

Policy review and revision process update

12/01/2014 • The University of Oregon has embarked on a process of reviewing and updating its policies, as I announced to campus in October.

Senate address: Comprehensive plan to address sexual assault

11/05/2014 • The following is the text of the president's prepared remarks to the University Senate at its regular meeting. Thank you, President Kyr. Good afternoon everyone. I want to first let you know that Provost Bronet is not able to attend today’s senate meeting because she is at the University of Michigan with Vice Presidents Yvette Alex-Assensoh and Robin Homes for a national meeting on campus climate.

Policy review and revision process

10/22/2014 • Under our new governance by the Board of Trustees, the University of Oregon needs to review and update its policies. This is a big undertaking. But it is important work, as these policies are critical to our operations and fulfilling our mission. This review will also afford us the opportunity to organize and streamline the policies so that the University can operate effectively and transparently.

University Update: Making history - the Oregon way

10/22/2014 • Interim President Coltrane shared the following message with faculty and staff by email:

Important information about reporting sexual violence

10/01/2014 • Sexual Harassment and Violence Prevention and Response – Email to Faculty

Convocation: Presidential Address

09/28/2014 • Interim President Scott Coltrane delivered the following remarks to the entering freshman during Convocation at Matthew Knight Arena:

Interim President to act upon recommendations from the University Senate Task Force

09/23/2014 • Interim President Coltrane sent the following email, outlining new and continued initiatives, in response to the initial recommendations from the Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support:

Initiatives and searches - next steps

09/03/2014 • Interim President Scott Coltrane and acting Provost Frances Bronet shared an update with the campus community about current strategic initiatives and position searches. Dear Colleagues,