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Provost's Office Messages

The Provost's Office sends general messages via email to the academic community on a regular basis to provide updates and highlight areas of success at the University of Connecticut. These messages, as well as other broad campus presentations, are archived here for future reference.

Provost’s Message: Supporting Refugees at UConn

September 20, 2021

Dear UConn Community, As Afghan refugees continue to arrive in the United States, including the 300 who will soon be welcomed in Connecticut, many of us may wonder what we can each do to help. At the University of Connecticut, we have a number of partnerships, programs, and organizations that support those who have been

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UConn Career Fair Returns In-Person

September 16, 2021

Dear UConn Faculty and Staff, We’re excited to share that our career fair will return to an in-person format again this fall, and we’re asking for your help in making sure students are aware of this opportunity. This is a noteworthy occasion to return to an in-person career fair, following nearly two years on hiatus

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Update on Pass-Fail and Withdraw Deadlines

September 16, 2021

Dear UConn Community, I am writing to share an important decision that was approved by the University Senate to change the by-laws regarding Pass-Fail and Withdraw deadlines. At the Sept. 13 meeting of the University Senate, the Senate Scholastic Standards Committee (SSC) brought forth a proposal to extend, align, and standardize the Pass-Fail and Withdraw

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Faculty Consulting Website – Relaunched

September 1, 2021

Dear Colleagues, We are writing to let you know about updates to the faculty consulting website, found at On the updated website, you can find your submitted requests and submit new requests from the “dashboard” link on the top menu, or from the link to “view your dashboard of submitted requests and/or to submit

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Reminder of Accommodations for Religious Observance and Extra-Curriculars

August 31, 2021

Dear Colleagues, This message is to remind you of the University’s policy regarding religious accommodations for faculty, staff, and students, in particular how this policy applies in academic activities. I am also sharing guidance on reasonable accommodations for participation in certain extra-curricular activities. Religious Observance Faculty and instructors are expected to reasonably accommodate individual religious

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Guidance and Reminders for Fall 2021

August 27, 2021

This message is being sent to all deans, associate deans, and department heads.

Dear Colleagues,

Monday marks the first day of our new academic year and a significant milestone in our progression through the pandemic, as we resume mostly in-person classes. I know this event brings with it both anticipation and anxiety. As associate deans and department heads, you are in critical positions and I want to make sure you’re aware of our plans and resources designed to ensure as safe a return to our campuses as possible.

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FY23 Provost Fund Guidance

August 23, 2021

The “Provost Fund”[1] is a program that identifies a pool of university resources to be used for faculty salary increases for the purposes of retention, compression and inversion equity, and special achievement. The University may consider requests for salary adjustments for these categories according to the processes outlined below, which are broken down into two distinct phases.

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Booking University Travel – Guidance and Reminders

August 20, 2021

Dear colleagues, We are writing today with some reminders related to University travel that are of particular importance as we face continued disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. Failure to follow appropriate policies and procedures related to University travel may result in unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses for individuals. We hope that the following guidance can ensure all

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Provost’s Message: Returning to In-Person Academics

August 16, 2021

Dear Colleagues, As we approach the start of the fall semester, I am sharing details on several items related to the classroom and other academic activities. Some of you have been on our campuses regularly over the past year and a half, while many others are beginning to make your first return back to your

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Follow-up on fall in-person operations

July 2, 2021

This message was sent to deans, associate deans, department heads, academic leaders, faculty, and academic staff. Dear Colleagues, As follow-up to this week’s message and town hall on our shift back to in-person operations this fall, I’m sharing clarification on two items related to academics. Flexible work and telecommuting arrangements by staff are at the

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