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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.

2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance

January 10, 2022

Dear Storrs and Regional Colleagues, On Monday, January 17, 2022, the University will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to reflect on the meaning of Dr. King’s work and sacrifice. The University encourages all departments and offices that can close in observance of the holiday to do so. We recognize that certain university operations

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Stamford Director Search Update

January 7, 2022

Dear Colleagues, I’m writing with a brief update on the Stamford Director search. The position has posted and we are actively seeking applicants, in partnership with Parker Executive Search. You may review the posting here, Please feel free to share this opportunity with candidates. This will also be advertised via several national job boards,

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Changes to the Spring 2022 Semester – Academic Updates

January 5, 2022

Dear Colleagues, I’m writing to share more detail on academic operations as they relate to our recent announcement that the first two weeks of classes will be delivered remotely. A number of you have reached out with questions and suggestions on a variety of academic activities and protocols. I appreciate your sharing these thoughts as

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Reminders on Reading Days and Final Exams

December 9, 2021

Dear Colleagues, As we approach the start of finals, I am reaching out with a reminder on Reading Days and final examination rescheduling for the fall 2021 semester. Final exams begin on Monday, December 13 and end on Sunday, December 19. Reading Days Reading Days are Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, and Thursday,

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Notification of NIH changes

December 9, 2021

Dear Faculty: This is an important message for all current and future investigators supported by NIH awards or contracts. If you fall within these categories, please read the following message carefully and follow up with OVPR if you have questions. The NIH has instituted changes in its continuing approach to ensure appropriate allocation of funds

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COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Results Available

November 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Since I started as your provost over 18 months ago, a primary goal in our office has been to prioritize how we support our people. This goal touches nearly every aspect of our operations, from communications planning and strategy, to the structure of our vice provost roles, to our partnerships within the schools

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Call for Nominations: Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

October 4, 2021

Dear UConn Faculty, One of the highest honors that we bestow on our faculty is the title of Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor. We are now seeking nominations for this honor to recognize UConn faculty who excel in research, teaching, and service. As you may recall, we revised our nomination process last year to broaden

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Future of Learning Report Feedback

September 30, 2021

Dear Colleagues, In the Spring of 2021, the Provost’s Office convened a Future of Learning committee to plan for post-pandemic education at UConn. The committee was charged to consider how we can use what we have learned from COVID to enhance our educational mission and increase the close personal interactions between faculty and students that are

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Mid-term Resources and Reminders

September 28, 2021

Dear Colleagues, The middle of the semester is always a good time to assess progress personally and for our students. As we did in the spring at this time, I wanted to share a few resources for all instructors to utilize in their instructional plans, as an opportunity to review your and your students’ trajectory

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Finals Opt-Out Reminder, Fall 2021

September 22, 2021

Dear Colleagues:  Several years ago, the University Senate passed a by-law change regarding final assessments in all undergraduate classes. The change enabled all faculty and instructors in our undergraduate courses to choose a variety of assessments of student work, stating that the final assessment does not necessarily need to be an exam. The change also eliminated

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