Date of Notice: April 24, 2017
Current Status: Notice Given
Type of Motion: Legislation
Sponsor: Academic Council
1.1 WHEREAS The Academic Council met on April 24, 2017 and reviewed the proposal that the Cinema Studies (CINE) program be made into a department; and
1.2 WHEREAS the Cinema Studies Program (CINE) has functioned as an inter-unit structure in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Design, and the School of Journalism and Communication; and
1.3 WHEREAS a review team for Academic Affairs and a faculty survey in 2016 identified a number of challenges including the need for internal governance and high service load on program faculty holding appointments elsewhere; and
1.4 WHEREAS the current structure lacks curricular autonomy in the offering of classes in the program and other curricular matters that arise from CINE’s dependence on courses contributed from many departments; and
1.5 WHEREAS the Cinema Studies faculty voted in favor of departmentalizing on January 19, 2017; and
1.6 WHEREAS the Academic Council endorsed the Cinema Studies Program be given departmental status;
2.1 BE IT THEREBY MOVED that a Department of Cinema Studies be created, effective July 1, 2017.
Cinema Studies Department Proposal
President Schill’s 8/19 email.
From: “President Michael H. Schill” <pres>
Subject: Provost search committee named
Date: August 19, 2016 at 2:27:57 PM PDT
Choosing a provost is among the most important decisions a president will make for a university. The provost is the chief academic officer of the institution and, as such, the guardian of our most important functions—education and scholarship. We are fortunate that Scott Coltrane will have served in that role for more than three years, in addition to serving as interim president and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since arriving at the UO in 2008. Now that he has announced he will retire in June 2017, it is vital that I select a worthy successor who will be my partner in advancing the University of Oregon.
I am pleased to announce that 17 people have been selected to serve on the Provost Search Committee, led by Professor Geri Richmond, to assist me in recruiting our next provost. I reached out to a broad representation of campus constituencies to develop the committee membership, which includes members of faculty, staff, students, and administration. I am grateful that everyone I asked to serve agreed to devote their time and expertise to this effort.
The names of the committee members are listed here on my website. Further updates will be posted on this site as we progress through the search process.
I thank Professor Richmond for taking on the task of leading this very important committee, and thank each member of the committee for their service to our university.
Michael H. Schill
President and Professor of Law
President Schill has asked the Senate to provide a list of nominees for the search committee for the new Provost. Deadline for nominations is Friday June 24th.