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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.

Stamford Campus Update

May 7, 2021

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share an update on the leadership of the Stamford Campus. Terrence Cheng, director of the Stamford Campus, was today named the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. CSCU is gaining a tremendously talented and thoughtful leader in Terrence and I congratulate him on this incredible opportunity. Terrence

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Updates from the Provost’s Office, April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Our office and many partners across the University continue to be busily engaged in activities and planning in response to the operational impact of COVID-19. I share here a summary of notable updates, most of which stem from our planning efforts, as well as a few related to ongoing operations. In-person teaching exemption

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Celebrating Promotion and Tenure Awards, 2021-22

April 29, 2021

Dear Colleagues, I write you all today in the spirit of celebration. I am very pleased to share that the Board of Trustees approved on April 28 the award of tenure and/or promotion to 72 individuals across the Storrs and regional campuses. This is a notable milestone for each faculty member awarded these promotions. I

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Spring 2021 Reading Days Reminder

April 27, 2021

Dear Colleagues, As we approach the start of finals, I am reaching out with a reminder on Reading Days for the spring 2021 semester. Reading Days are scheduled from Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2. The University Senate passed at its April 26 meeting an addition to the by-laws to provide greater clarity on

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Spring 2021 Staff All-Hands Meeting

April 27, 2021

Dear Colleagues, The Office of the Provost and Human Resources invite you to attend the first Staff All-Hands meeting on May 19, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. An all-hands meeting is an organization-wide gathering where leadership will discuss University updates, celebrate milestones, hear concerns, and most importantly, ensure that we’re transparent and open with

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Provost’s Message: Updates on our strategic planning process

April 26, 2021

Dear UConn Faculty, Staff, and Students: What is UConn at its best? This simple question is at the heart of our strategic planning process. Since the fall, the Provost’s Office has facilitated dozens of Visioning sessions and presentations to members and stakeholders throughout our UConn community. This question of “UConn at its best” has generated

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Non-Tenure Track Promotion and Reappointment Forum

April 22, 2021

Dear Colleagues, The Faculty Standards Committee of the University Senate will hold a forum for Clinical, In-Residence, and Extension (CIRE) faculty Promotion & Reappointment on Friday, May 21, 2021, from 1:00pm-3:00pm. The program will be held via WebEx. The purpose of the forum is to ensure that all faculty are aware of promotion and reappointment procedures and expectations

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University Forums on Race, Policing and Justice: The Chauvin Trial

April 20, 2021

Dear UConn Community, We are at a pivotal moment nearly one year after George Floyd’s death in police custody, as we await a verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in Floyd’s death. While Floyd’s death helped bring broader attention and concern to how police encounters can turn

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Loosening Domestic Travel Restrictions for Faculty from May 23, 2021

April 7, 2021

Dear Colleagues, The pandemic disrupted many activities that are integral to the normal work of UConn faculty, including travel. I know that many of you are anxious to know when and how current restrictions on work-related travel will be lifted. Although we continue to have some degree of uncertainty, I am writing today to let

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Reminders of NRC and W Deadline, and Pass/Fail Grading

April 5, 2021

This message was sent to all Storrs and regional campus undergraduate and graduate students.  Dear UConn students, I am writing with a reminder of upcoming deadlines for placing courses on Pass/Fail or withdrawing from courses, as well as the addition of an NRC grade in place of a W when withdrawing from a course. More

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