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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 – February 2023

February 27, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOSTFebruary has been an exceptionally busy month. We’re nearing the end of the annual promotion, tenure and reappointment cycle; introducing new PTR/PR software; preparing for academic unit budget hearings; and working on planning for the next academic year. By now you’re likely all aware of the current situation with the governor’s proposed

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Provost’s Office Monthly – December 2022

December 20, 2022

With finals wrapping up this past weekend, we have reached the end of the fall 2022 semester. This past semester, and all of 2022 for that matter, feels like it has flown by. I am feeling inspired, grateful, and proud to be a part of this university and am looking forward to seeing what we

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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.

Reappointment of UConn Library Dean Anne Langley

March 28, 2023

Dear Members of the UConn Library Community, I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Anne Langley as Dean of the UConn Library for a second term of five years, effective August 23, 2023. This renewal recognizes Anne Langley’s outstanding leadership as the Dean of the UConn Library since 2018. A few of the Library’s

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Reminder on Religious Observances and Academic Accommodations

March 23, 2023

Dear Colleagues, The coming month is one of significance for many members of our community in their religious practices, including the observances of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, Passover, and Easter. As these holidays approach, we are sharing resources and reminders with the community to promote awareness of these observances and their potential effects on the

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Nursing Dean Search – On-Campus Interviews

February 23, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that four candidates have been selected as finalists for the Dean of the School of Nursing position. The candidates will visit the Storrs and UConn Health campuses next week. We encourage you to participate in forums throughout their visits and share your feedback on each candidate in the

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Interfolio RPT Town Hall – February 10

February 6, 2023

Dear colleagues, On February 10, the Provost’s Office will host a virtual town hall to offer a brief overview of the implementation of Interfolio’s Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) and Dossier Modules and to answer questions from faculty and staff about the rollout of this new system. In the initial year of this roll-out, faculty

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Humanities Institute Director Appointment

January 25, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anna Mae Duane as the next director of the Humanities Institute (UCHI) effective August 23, 2023. Professor Duane was selected from a talented pool of internal applicants. She has demonstrated a commitment to and understanding of the humanities across a range of disciplines and support

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Master of Data Science Director Appointment

January 25, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jeremy Teitelbaum as the director of the Master of Data Science program effective immediately. The program has previously been co-directed by Kent Holsinger, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School, and Peter Diplock, Associate Vice Provost for the Center for Excellence

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Provost’s Office Leadership Update

January 17, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I’m writing to share that Michael Bradford, Vice Provost for Faculty, Staff, and Student Development and Professor of Dramatic Arts has accepted the position of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Davis and will be leaving UConn February 3rd to begin this new role. While we are

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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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