Support and Professional Development

The University of Oregon offers a variety of academic support structures to make day-to-day life easier as you begin your Oregon career. For help with research, teaching, students, computing, legal, personal, and professional support, please explore the offices below.

The Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs provides service and guidance on faculty and unclassified personnel matters, academic and statewide programs, classroom coordination, and other duties of academic management as delegated by the Provost. Composed of four Vice Provosts and associated staff, the Office of Academic Affairs ensures the quality of personnel, programs, and community presence. The Office of Academic Affairs serves faculty, staff, colleges, schools, programs, and departments.

Research Development Services

Research Development Services (RDS) provides services to faculty and teams of faculty members seeking support for externally funded research. Services include dissemination of funding opportunities, management of limited submission program, assistance with proposal planning and development, management of internal award programs offered by the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and project management support to teams of researchers pursuing interdisciplinary funding.

Sponsored Project Services

Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) provides assistance to UO employees who seek, obtain, and manage grants and contracts in support of their research, instructional programs, and public service projects.

Research Compliance Services

Research Compliance Services (RCS) serves to support and protect the interests of faculty, staff, students and the University in research compliance matters through guidance, education, and technical assistance. A culture of research compliance enables and encourages innovation, the advancement of knowledge, and provides stewardship of public and private resources. RCS thus facilitates compliance with governmental regulations and institutional requirements related to the responsible and ethical conduct of research.

Innovation Partnership Services

Innovation Partnership Services (IPS) facilitates and supports relationships between UO researchers and members of the public and industry involving use, development, or investment in UO innovation as well as industry sponsored research. IPS makes these connections throughout the research and commercialization cycle by facilitating industry-sponsored research, and providing licenses or permission to the intellectual property rights in UO innovation. IPS works collaboratively with UO staff, faculty, and students at various stages of the innovation process to help develop teaching and research artifacts into tools for direct use by the research community, or into bases for new platforms, products, or services to be made available by industry in the future.


The InTRO Program is a new, first stop resource designed to facilitate faculty implementation of educational technology. The program encourages innovation and excellence in teaching practice by minimizing obstacles, facilitating connections, and helping identify the appropriate service provider to meet individual faculty needs in a timely fashion. InTRO assists faculty in navigating access to resources in order to create thriving environments for effective, pioneering digital teaching and learning. InTRO’s goal is to support excellence in online and on-campus education at the University of Oregon.

Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP)

The Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP), a unit of the University Teaching and Learning Center, supports UO’s instructional faculty across rank and discipline, building an imaginative, resourceful, and connected campus-wide teaching culture. It creates occasions for faculty to develop and refresh their pedagogy in dialogue with one another, and to engage with campus, national, and scholarly conversations about higher education. It offers individual consultations, an e-newsletter, and an annual workshop and event series.

Printing and Mailing Services

Printing and Mailing Services, established in 1889, continues to serve the University of Oregon community and its allied agencies with value-added products and services. Printing & Mailing Services is the printing procurement agent for the University of Oregon, which includes all departments and offices of the university. By incorporating leading edge technology and equipment, our professional staff is able to produce high-quality publications. The office is your source for business cards, student course packets, and all your printing and mailing needs.

Copyright Clearance Office

The Copyright Clearance Office helps the university community to comply with copyright law, especially concerning class packets and other publications. This office can help explain the university’s policy and interpretation of the copyright laws and guidelines for fair use, obtain copyright clearances, or help others obtain clearances. For course packets, experienced staff will obtain copyright permission, process orders, and guide the packet through all stages of production at Printing and Mailing Services to delivery at The Duck Store for student purchase. The office is available to provide information on, or obtaining permissions for, faculty publications, seminar and conference materials, and even websites.

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for academic and classroom scheduling, student registration, enrollment verification, grading and academic records maintenance, transfer credit articulation, degree audits, monitoring undergraduate General Education requirements, degree awarding, course evaluations, student data/statistical analysis, veterans benefits, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliance, and transcript services. These responsibilities, assignments, and services are completed within institutional policies and standards, as well as related state and federal laws and regulations.

Teaching & Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) provides students and faculty with a wide range of programs and services to support and enhance UO’s teaching and learning culture. TLC offers classes and workshops on improving learning skills and academic performance; arranges tutoring in many lower-division courses; houses the math and writing tutoring labs; and coordinates a number of programs designed to boost undergraduate achievement, including the PathwayOregon Program, the Health Professions Program, Student Support Services, and the McNair Scholars Program.

Accessible Education Center

The Accessible Education Center (AEC), formerly Disability Services, provides support and guidance to faculty through direct services, outreach, and training consultation, and facilitates student access to and participation in individual classes and academic programs. Universal/Inclusive Design principles are promoted as an approach for making classes accessible and usable by most students with the goal of reducing the need for individual accommodations.

An instructor notification letter outlines recommended accommodations individualized to each student, and adjustments that will allow for full and effective participation. For more specific information, including faculty responsibilities, please visit the website shown above.

Student Conduct and Community Standards

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) administers the Student Conduct Code, which sets forth the community standards and procedures for maintaining an environment keeping with the educational objectives of the University of Oregon.

The SCCS educates students through hearings and sanctions (if applicable) and maintains students’ conduct records. SCCS reports with the students’ permission: when applying to other schools, internships, scholarships, study abroad, etc. SCCS can also refer students to Conflict Resolution Services for conflict resolution coaching and mediations.

University Libraries

The UO Libraries provide scholarly resources and information services to support the production, acquisition, dissemination, and preservation of content. Other key services include instructional programs to help students in all disciplines find and evaluate the most relevant information sources; educational technologies, including the Blackboard™ system, classroom presentation systems, electronic classrooms and computer labs, video production and conferencing, and interactive media development; and a range of in-house technology to support learning and research. The Libraries employ approximately 80 professionals — many of whom serve as liaisons to the academic departments.

Information Services

Information Services is the central information technology unit for the University and provides campus-wide services such as usernames, passwords, and other account-related help; telephones and voicemail; Ethernet and WiFi networking; email and calendaring via Microsoft Exchange; a Service Desk and computer hardware repair shop; and administrative applications such as Banner ERP, Resource 25 room scheduling, and more. Information Services also includes the Advanced Network Technology Center and works closely with the Network for Education and Research in Oregon. These areas report to the Vice Provost for Information Services/CIO, which in turn reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost.

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources (HR) provides a wide array of personnel and employee relations services for faculty and staff members. A key function is to serve as a resource for faculty and staff members, providing information and consultation regarding all aspects of university work life, including training and development and work-life balance. The department administers the university’s comprehensive benefits plans, including medical and dental insurance, sick leave, and other medical and personal benefits and leaves. In addition, HR experts regularly consult and provide guidance to department managers and supervisors on all aspects of employee and labor relations, including performance management and coaching.