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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.

FY23 Provost Fund Guidance

August 23, 2021

The “Provost Fund”[1] 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 achievement. The University may consider requests for salary adjustments for these categories according to the processes outlined below, which are broken down into two distinct phases.

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Booking University Travel – Guidance and Reminders

August 20, 2021

Dear colleagues, We are writing today with some reminders related to University travel that are of particular importance as we face continued disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. Failure to follow appropriate policies and procedures related to University travel may result in unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses for individuals. We hope that the following guidance can ensure all

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Provost’s Message: Returning to In-Person Academics

August 16, 2021

Dear Colleagues, As we approach the start of the fall semester, I am sharing details on several items related to the classroom and other academic activities. Some of you have been on our campuses regularly over the past year and a half, while many others are beginning to make your first return back to your

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Follow-up on fall in-person operations

July 2, 2021

This message was sent to deans, associate deans, department heads, academic leaders, faculty, and academic staff. Dear Colleagues, As follow-up to this week’s message and town hall on our shift back to in-person operations this fall, I’m sharing clarification on two items related to academics. Flexible work and telecommuting arrangements by staff are at the

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Faculty Consulting: New Fiscal Year Reminder

July 1, 2021

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to remind you of the importance of submitting faculty consulting requests as we begin a new fiscal year. As you are hopefully aware, any faculty undertaking consulting activity (defined as any work for compensation related to your area of expertise or any work – even if unpaid – for faculty

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Update on in-person teaching exemption

June 14, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Several weeks ago I shared that we would introduce a process to review in-person teaching exemption requests for faculty, teaching assistants, and other instructors with significant health risk associated with COVID-19 personally or within their household. On reviewing the potential options with President Agwunobi and other leaders, and given that all students are

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Stamford Campus Interim Director Announcement

June 8, 2021

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of the interim director for our Stamford Campus. David Souder, a professor and administrator in the School of Business, will take on this role, beginning July 1. David is an experienced leader at UConn who has held a variety of administrative positions. He has served as

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Jason Irizarry Named Dean of the Neag School of Education

May 25, 2021

Dear Neag School Community, I write to share an update on next steps for the leadership of the Neag School of Education. As you know, I learned that Jason Irizarry had been offered a deanship at another university. At that time I asked CLAS Dean Juli Wade, chair of the dean search for the Neag

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New Relocation and Moving Procedures

May 17, 2021

Dear Colleagues,    We are writing to communicate the new Relocation and Moving Procedures that have been developed in connection with the revised Relocation and Moving Policy approved by the Board of Trustees in February. In the event a new hire is offered a moving allowance as part of their employment offer, these procedures identify the various ways UConn is able to pay for their relocation

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Reminder: On-Campus Guidance

May 12, 2021

Dear UConn colleagues, As more employees have become fully vaccinated over the last few weeks, inquiries have been made about the ability to hold on-campus meetings, retreats, and interviews. We write today to reinforce existing parameters. While the University has provided opportunities for faculty and staff to be vaccinated, colleagues are working diligently on the

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