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Provost's Office Monthly Newsletter

The Provost's Office sends a monthly newsletter to faculty and staff at the university to provide academic updates, news, events and important dates. Newsletters are typcally distributed via email on the last Thursday of each month.

Provost’s Office Monthly – November 2022

November 30, 2022

I hope this message finds everyone well-rested and energized for the end of semester after the Thanksgiving break! As you’ll know from President Maric’s announcement yesterday, she has appointed me as Provost, and I’m grateful for the trust that she and the Board of Trustees have placed in me. Since taking up the position on

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Provost’s Office Monthly – October 2022

October 27, 2022

We are officially past the midpoint of the fall semester, and things are in full swing. In the last newsletter, I mentioned that the Provost Office would be organizing and defining our current priorities. I’m pleased to share the 2022-2023 Provost Office Plan, which describes what initiatives we are prioritizing and how we’ve framed our

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Provost’s Office Monthly – September 2022

September 29, 2022

As we move forward in the academic year, I’m finding that the work in the Provost’s Office largely falls in four main categories: Our annual and ongoing responsibilities around major academic processes, like PTR or budgeting for the schools, colleges, and library. Short- and medium-term projects/initiatives that we undertake to improve the quality of the

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Provost’s Office Monthly – August 2022

August 25, 2022

Monday marks the first day of a new academic year and I am thrilled to welcome students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members back to our beautiful campuses. In my first few months as interim provost, I have had the opportunity to experience so much of what makes UConn a world-class university. I’ve often said

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Provost's Office Messages

The Provost's Office sends messages via email to the academic community on a periodic basis to provide important updates as needed. Those messages are archived below.

Designations and Definitions of Course Modalities Fall 2023

December 1, 2022

Dear Colleagues, As you may recall from our last, truncated Associate Deans/Department Heads meeting (and follow-up email), we are in the process of rolling out new designations and definitions for course modalities, which the Registrar will officially implement starting with the Fall 23 semester. Since the Registrar will begin its scheduling process for Fall 23

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Waterbury Director Announcement

November 15, 2022

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fumiko Hoeft as the next director of UConn Waterbury. She will begin transitioning to the permanent position immediately, and we expect her to begin the role officially on December 30, 2022. Dr. Hoeft was selected from a talented pool of applicants. She has demonstrated

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Welcome Back – Fall 2022

August 29, 2022

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students, Today marks the first day of the new academic year and we are all excited for the return of our students, faculty, and staff to our campuses. As of today, we have 6,848 graduate students and 23,561 undergraduate students registered for classes, including a remarkable first-year class of over

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FY24 Provost Fund Guidance

August 22, 2022

Date:                    August 23, 2022 To:                        Deans From:                   Anne D’Alleva, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Re:                        FY24 Provost Fund Guidance The “Provost Fund” 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,

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Office of Undergraduate Advising Announcement

August 18, 2022

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Office of Undergraduate Advising. Previously, the Director of University Advising, Erin Ciarimboli, reported dually to Enrichment Programs to also encompass Pre-Professional Advising. The establishment of this new office will serve to coordinate and enhance University advising services to undergraduate students across all campuses and

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Reappointment of Rachel O’Neill, ISG Director

July 14, 2022

Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to announce the reappointment of Rachel O’Neill as director of the Institute for Systems Genomics for a second term of five years, effective August 23, 2022. This renewal recognizes Dr. O’Neill’s outstanding leadership as the director of the institute since 2017. An overarching highlight during her tenure is the

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Faculty Consulting Policy and Procedures Update

July 7, 2022

Dear Colleagues,   We’re writing to share recent updates to the Policy and Procedures on Consulting for Faculty and Members of the Faculty Bargaining Unit. These were approved by the Board of Trustees on June 29, 2022.   Several broad changes were made to the procedures. These include:    A greater ability to provide flexibility for exceptions to

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FY23 Merit Review Period for AAUP and Law Faculty

June 21, 2022

Dear Colleagues, I write to clarify the guidance you received from the Provost’s Office regarding merit and other salary increase categories for AAUP bargaining unit members and law faculty. This message is sent to deans, department heads, associate deans, regional campus directors, and other unit directors with personnel who fall under this guidance. In years

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Provost’s Office personnel updates

June 13, 2022

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share updates on personnel in the Provost’s Office. I am pleased to announce that two of our most accomplished faculty leaders will join the Provost’s Office team in temporary roles designed to support me. Amy Gorin will serve as Interim Vice Provost for Health Sciences. Dr. Gorin is a

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Reappointment of Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Hartford Campus Director

June 8, 2022

Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Professor of History and Latinx and Latin American Studies, has been reappointed as director of the UConn Hartford Campus for a second term of five years, effective August 23, 2022.

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