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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: A Culture of Support

August 25, 2020

In any academic year, the week before classes begin is an intense time of preparation for nearly everyone across our institution. This year presents an additional layer of complexity, as each of you has had to reconfigure curriculum and syllabi, office operations, physical spaces, and events, in various combinations of virtual and in-person formats. For many of you, these efforts run parallel to intensified caregiving responsibilities and other personal stressors brought on by COVID-19, with disparate impact experienced by some of the most vulnerable in our community.

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Public Presentation: Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

August 24, 2020

Dear UConn Faculty, Staff, and Students: On behalf of the Search Committee, I am pleased to announce that three outstanding candidates for the position of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies have advanced as finalists. Candidates will meet with University stakeholders and conduct a Public Forum this week (August 25, 26, 28), where each candidate will

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CETL Resources for Fall Teaching Preparation

August 5, 2020

This message is sent to all UConn faculty and graduate students on behalf of Peter Diplock, Associate Vice Provost of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Dear Colleagues, I hope this communication finds you well and looking forward to the start of a new academic year! I am reaching out to provide a

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Guidance on Summer Courses Post-Isaias

August 5, 2020

Dear Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors: As the impact of damage from Tropical Storm Isaias has become more clear, we are sharing guidance on how to proceed with your summer courses for those of you who are teaching during this current session. Gov. Lamont has declared a state of emergency as power outages are widespread

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Guidance for Fall Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

July 31, 2020

Dear Colleagues, We are writing today with guidance about undergraduate research and creative activity for the fall semester, including associated undergraduate research and independent study courses. As in all of our reopening plans, we seek to prioritize the safety of our campus community, limit gatherings and density on campus wherever possible, and support the agency

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Restrictions on International Students Rescinded

July 14, 2020

Dear UConn Community, One week ago, we shared our anger at exceptionally punitive restrictions aimed at international students that would put their educational opportunities in jeopardy this fall. We are pleased to report that the order has been rescinded by the Trump administration. This result can be attributed to the actions led by states, universities, and individuals across the country

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Addressing New Restrictions on International Students

July 8, 2020

Dear UConn Community: This week, the Trump administration announced new restrictions that limitaccess to educational opportunities in the United States for international students. In short, international students on F-1 visas may not stay in the country to pursue their studies if their coursework is entirely online. This is a serious challenge to our core values

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Provost Guidelines on Secondary Appointments

February 15, 2020

Distributed February 2020, available to review here.

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