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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 – August 2023

August 30, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOSTI hope this message finds you well and rejuvenated after a restful summer break. As we gear up for the start of the new school year, I want to extend a warm welcome to all of you. Whether you are returning or joining us for the first time, I am excited to

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Provost’s Office Monthly – July 2023

July 31, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST July has been a month to welcome many visitors to our campuses. It was wonderful to host the 45th Confratute Conference (in person once again!) at Storrs.  I’ve enjoyed running into these passionate educators as they pursue their different conference strands focused on enriched learning and gifted and talented learners. All

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Provost’s Office Monthly – June 2023

June 30, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST The Storrs campus is certainly quieter in summer than term-time, but there are still many things happening here, as there are at all our campuses. The first thing that’s happening is – nature! The Storrs campus looks beautiful, with colorful flowers, lush green lawns, and the extraordinary trees of our campus

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Provost’s Office Monthly – May 2023

May 22, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST On the 22nd of May, as the academic year comes to a close, the first thing that needs to be said is thank you. We’ve had an outstanding year, marked by achievement across all dimensions of our work. I’m grateful for colleagues in the faculty, staff, and administration who create this

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Provost’s Office Monthly – April 2023

April 28, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST The month of April has certainly been busy for all of us – it’s a mix of events to close out the academic year, events to welcome a new class of students, and a rush of meetings to finish up the tasks and goals of the year. Earlier this week we

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Provost’s Office Monthly – March 2023

March 31, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST As of today, we have received a record high of over 48,200 applications across all our campuses. UConn is in demand, and that is a direct reflection of our talented and innovative faculty and staff. Our program for admitted students, UConn Bound, will take place on April 1 and 15, and

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Provost’s Office Monthly – February 2023

February 27, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST February 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

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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 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.

REMINDER: Survey for Undergraduate Students

September 15, 2023

Dear Colleagues, As a follow up to our email earlier this week, we are writing with a reminder and some details on the undergraduate survey administration process for next week. Undergraduate students have been emailed a link to the survey which requires NetID sign-in, meaning they can only take the survey once, and it will

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Survey for Undergraduate Students

September 13, 2023

Dear Colleagues, We are writing to ask for your help in supporting an important initiative aimed at enhancing the undergraduate student experience at UConn. Please allow 5 minutes of class time next week for undergraduates to complete a survey! As part of our commitment to continuously improve the student experience, President Maric will be administering

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Kent Holsinger’s Legacy of 38 Years of Service to Our University

September 12, 2023

Dear Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students, With mixed emotions, I write to inform you that Kent Holsinger, our esteemed Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School, will be stepping down from his position at the end of this academic year. Kent’s departure marks the end of a remarkable 12-year tenure in

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Welcome Back & Strategic Planning Community Forums

September 7, 2023

Dear UConn Faculty & Staff, We hope you are getting settled into the semester after a successful Fall Opening and first few weeks of classes. It is because of you that our students experience such a warm welcome to our campuses and are excited to be a part of our vibrant community. This year in

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President Maric’s Inauguration – September 29th

September 4, 2023

Dear Faculty and Staff, Last week, you all should have received an invitation to attend the upcoming Presidential Inauguration on September 29th for Dr. Radenka Maric, UConn’s 17th President. This event is not only a momentous occasion for our institution but also a celebration of our shared commitment to academic excellence and progress. To mark

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FY25 Provost Fund Guidance

August 23, 2023

Date: August 23, 2023 To: Academic Deans From: Anne D’Alleva, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Re: FY25 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, and special

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Fall Opening

June 23, 2023

Dear University Colleagues, Mid-June marks the end of the school year for many of our local schools, the peak of new student orientation, and the pivotal moment for planning the upcoming academic year. This past spring, a cross-divisional group of professionals gathered to plan the opening of the fall 2023 semester at the Storrs campus.

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Updates from the Provost’s Office

June 21, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to inform you about some exciting organizational leadership changes within the Provost’s Office. Gladis Kersaint, having served as Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives the past 2 years, has been appointed as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. With her extensive experience in academic administration and her commitment to excellence in education,

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Anti-Black Racism Course Requirement

May 22, 2023

Dear colleagues, On May 1, the University Senate voted to take the important step of creating a social justice requirement within UConn’s curriculum.  The new social justice requirement focuses on the one-credit “Anti-Black Racism” course (ABR) that has been offered as an elective since fall 2021. I want to recognize the students who demonstrated strong

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Reappointment of Steven Suib, Institute of Materials Science Director

May 15, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to announce the reappointment of Steven Suib as Director of the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) for a third term of five years, effective August 23, 2023. This renewal recognizes Dr. Suib’s successful leadership as the director of the Institute since 2013. A few highlights from Dr. Suib’s tenure

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