The Internal and Executive Communications team works to provide news and information to faculty and staff through a variety of university communication channels. We work closely with Public Affairs Communications and other University Communications departments to:
- Support understanding of the university’s mission, initiatives, and aspirations
- Foster employee engagement
- Promote a sense of unity while respecting differences
- Ensure employees are equipped with the tools and information necessary to work effectively
Internal Communications Channels
Around the O is the UO’s official online news site. Internal communications provides editorial oversight of the workplace section on Around the O, providing news and information that faculty and staff need to be successful at their jobs, stay informed about initiatives and policies, and understand what is happening on campus. Faculty and staff can also submit a story idea for Around the O—Workplace.
Around the O—Workplace Email
Every Tuesday, the Around the O—Workplace email is sent to all faculty and staff. This official e-newsletter for the university provides the top workplace stories from Around the O each week. Faculty and staff can submit a request to have information included in the weekly email by submitting a story idea for Around the O—Workplace.
The internal communications team also manages and coordinates official mass emails sent for the University of Oregon. Campuswide email is governed by the official mass email policy. Learn more about the university's internal mass email requirements, guidelines, and best practices. For more information about email and scheduling, contact Jennifer Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic & Administrative Leadership List
The Academic and Administrative Leadership List is a moderated listserv for distributing messages related to the administration and management of both academic and research units and faculty and leadership of administrative units. It is designed to be a form of direct communication to the intended audience, not as a way to pass information on to the entire campus. Learn more about the Academic & Administrative Leadership List, or send inquiries to Gretchen Drew at email@example.com.
The Internal and Executive Communications team provides communications consulting, planning, and support to the Office of the President, Office of Provost, Division of Equity and Inclusion, and other UO executive departments and units.