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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 – March 2024

March 29, 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOSTAs of this week, more than 58,000 students have applied to UConn for the upcoming academic year for 6,050 available spots across our five undergraduate campuses.  UConn continues to attract a diverse and academically talented first-year class, with 192 valedictorians and salutatorians in the current freshman class. In the month of April

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Provost’s Office Monthly – January 2024

January 29, 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST With the spring semester kicking off a few weeks ago, we welcomed our students back to campus and have already jumped into our routines. While it’s nice to have a break, I enjoy spending time with our community and am glad to see everyone back on our campuses. Earlier this month,

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Provost’s Office Monthly – February 2024

January 29, 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST The spring semester is well underway and as usual our campuses are bustling with activity. The Connecticut General Assembly is also in session and University leaders are meeting regularly with the governor’s office, staff from the Office of Policy and Management, and legislators regarding the budget requests for UConn and UConn

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Provost’s Office Monthly – November 2023

December 1, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST We are just a few weeks away from the end of the fall 2023 semester, which means we are wrapping up classes with final exams, closing out projects from the semester, and preparing for a well-deserved holiday break. I hope that you all will find time to do things you enjoy,

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Provost’s Office Monthly – October 2023

October 30, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST I hope this message finds you in good health. I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to each of you for your dedication to our students during the current conflict. It is through your actions that we foster an environment where students can feel valued, safe, and able to thrive, even

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Provost’s Office Monthly – September 2023

September 30, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST Today, with pride and anticipation, we mark President Maric’s Inauguration Day, which signifies not only the beginning of a new chapter in our university’s history but also the embodiment of our shared commitment to excellence, innovation, and progress. An inauguration is a symbolic milestone, a moment in time that represents the

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Provost’s Office Monthly – August 2023

August 30, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST I 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

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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 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.

Provost’s Message: Summary of spring decisions

October 9, 2020

Dear UConn Community: We have reached the point where our community must make decisions about many aspects of the spring semester. Because we cannot know right now what the COVID-19 conditions will be in the spring, our best approach is to model our decisions for the next semester on what we have done for the

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Updates on spring calendar, pass/fail

October 6, 2020

Dear UConn Community, I am writing to share two important decisions that were approved by the University Senate yesterday that affect academics for the spring semester as part of UConn’s COVID-19 preparation and response measures. Spring Calendar The University Senate approved modifications to the spring academic calendar that will keep the start date as previously

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Invitation to the October 2020 Admin Forum

October 5, 2020

Dear UConn Staff: The Office of the Provost and the Department of Human Resources are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming Admin Forum. The Provost’s Office started the Admin Forum to keep staff informed and to recognize, encourage, and support staff through a high level of collaboration and feedback. In partnership with Human

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Provost’s Message: Working Together to Move Forward

October 2, 2020

COVID-19 and the return to the UConn learning experience have presented our university with unprecedented challenges. We write today to celebrate our ability to maintain our core values, give you more information about the presence of COVID on our campuses, and indicate our path forward.

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Call for Nominations: Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

September 29, 2020

Communications » Memos and Announcements 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. We have revised our nomination process this year

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Provost’s Message: Staff Keep UConn Running

September 24, 2020

As we prepared for this fall semester, instructional needs and changes inevitably dominated our discussions. Faculty, graduate assistants and post-docs put in countless hours to prepare their course materials and plans for engaging with students. Alongside them, but often out of the spotlight, were the herculean efforts of countless staff that enabled our fall planning and implementation.

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Upgraded Faculty Consulting Approval System

September 18, 2020

Dear colleagues, We are writing to let you know that the upgraded faculty consulting system has gone live today. You will find that there is now a link available to submit requests in the new system at our website, This form and the experience of submitting the form is similar to the previous version. However,

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Provost’s Office Announces Vice Provost Hiring Plan

September 14, 2020

Dear UConn Community, I am pleased to share an update on our vice provost hiring plans. The search process offered us the chance to see firsthand the exceptional talent at UConn as well the engagement of our community in the search process, with hundreds viewing the public presentations and submitting feedback on the candidates. I

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Update on Spring 2021 Modalities

September 11, 2020

Dear Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Colleagues, Earlier this week, we shared detail on the mix of modalities for the spring, as well as definitions for each modality. Several of you shared feedback and questions, which we have reviewed and sought to address over the last few days. We are now providing an update on

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Committee Opportunity: Future of Journal Subscriptions at UConn

September 10, 2020

Dear UConn Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students, Universities across the U.S. are at an important crossroads in their relationship with academic journals. At the same time when library resources are facing budget cuts, the costs of journals are skyrocketing, often resulting in dramatic cuts to staffing and crucial support services for faculty, staff, and students

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