President's Updates

Employees performance evaluations

01/16/2015 • President Coltrane and acting Senior Vice President and Provost Frances Bronet sent the following e-mail to faculty and staff. Dear Colleagues,

Senate address, January 14, 2015

01/15/2015 • Interim President Coltrane delivered the follow prepared remarks to the University Senate: I have a number of updates to provide related to our policies work, efforts to address sexual assault, hiring, and the strategic plan. Addressing Sexual Assault

Proud of our Ducks

01/13/2015 • Interim President Coltrane sent the following email to campus congratulating the Ducks football team on a great season: Dear campus community, I am incredibly proud of our University of Oregon Ducks’ season and appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff championship. I know many are disappointed that the Ducks didn't win one more game, but they are truly winners in my eyes. They played tough, with heart, and never gave up. They were inspirational to the end, and that is all that anyone can ask for.

A message about the recent sexual assault lawsuit

01/08/2015 • Interim President Coltrane sent the following message to campus. 

Planning for the College Football Championship game

01/06/2015 • Interim President Coltrane and acting Provost Bronet sent the following email to campus about the UO's participation in the national College Football Playoff Champsionship game: Dear colleagues and students, We are delighted that the University of Oregon will compete in the first ever College Football Playoff Championship game on Monday, January 12, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. The unprecedented success of our football program is a source of genuine pride, and we appreciate and share the energy and excitement it has generated in our community.

Campus perspectives on race and the criminal justice system

12/15/2014 • The exchange of ideas and discourse is at the heart of our mission here at the University of Oregon.  In that spirit, I am pleased to share Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Yvette Alex-Assensoh’s recent opinion essay titled, “Are Black Men America’s Proverbial Canaries in the Coal Mine?”   Her essay offers a perspective on the two recent grand jury verdicts and their implications for American democracy.

Email to University Senate: Policies proposal

12/10/2014 • Interim President Scott Coltrane sent the following email to members of the University Senate regarding the proposal for university's process for reviewing policies: Colleagues, The University of Oregon lived up to its reputation as a place of lively debate and passionate discourse this week in our discussion of a policies proposal before the UO Board of Trustees.

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.