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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 – May 2023

May 22, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOSTOn 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 success

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Provost’s Office Monthly – April 2023

April 28, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST The month of April has certainly been busy for all of us – it’s a mix of events to close out the academic year, events to welcome a new class of students, and a rush of meetings to finish up the tasks and goals of the year. Earlier this week we

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Provost’s Office Monthly – March 2023

March 31, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST As of today, we have received a record high of over 48,200 applications across all our campuses. UConn is in demand, and that is a direct reflection of our talented and innovative faculty and staff. Our program for admitted students, UConn Bound, will take place on April 1 and 15, and

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Provost’s Office Monthly – February 2023

February 27, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST February has been an exceptionally busy month. We’re nearing the end of the annual promotion, tenure and reappointment cycle; introducing new PTR/PR software; preparing for academic unit budget hearings; and working on planning for the next academic year. By now you’re likely all aware of the current situation with the governor’s

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Provost’s Office Monthly – December 2022

December 20, 2022

With finals wrapping up this past weekend, we have reached the end of the fall 2022 semester. This past semester, and all of 2022 for that matter, feels like it has flown by. I am feeling inspired, grateful, and proud to be a part of this university and am looking forward to seeing what we

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Provost’s Office Monthly – November 2022

November 30, 2022

I hope this message finds everyone well-rested and energized for the end of semester after the Thanksgiving break! As you’ll know from President Maric’s announcement yesterday, she has appointed me as Provost, and I’m grateful for the trust that she and the Board of Trustees have placed in me. Since taking up the position on

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Provost’s Office Monthly – October 2022

October 27, 2022

We are officially past the midpoint of the fall semester, and things are in full swing. In the last newsletter, I mentioned that the Provost Office would be organizing and defining our current priorities. I’m pleased to share the 2022-2023 Provost Office Plan, which describes what initiatives we are prioritizing and how we’ve framed our

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Provost’s Office Monthly – September 2022

September 29, 2022

As we move forward in the academic year, I’m finding that the work in the Provost’s Office largely falls in four main categories: Our annual and ongoing responsibilities around major academic processes, like PTR or budgeting for the schools, colleges, and library. Short- and medium-term projects/initiatives that we undertake to improve the quality of the

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Provost’s Office Monthly – August 2022

August 25, 2022

Monday marks the first day of a new academic year and I am thrilled to welcome students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members back to our beautiful campuses. In my first few months as interim provost, I have had the opportunity to experience so much of what makes UConn a world-class university. I’ve often said

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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.

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’s Message: Whatever May Come, UConn Library is Ready

June 25, 2020

Dear UConn Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students: What is the right Library for UConn? Shortly after arriving here in 2018, Dean Anne Langley posed this question to the staff of UConn Library. At the time, no one would have known it was a prescient move that would help prepare the Library to weather a pandemic,

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Provost’s Message: Instructional Scenarios for Fall

June 11, 2020

Dear UConn Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students: Yesterday President Katsouleas shared the initial plans of our re-entry. By June 30, we will have a final decision regarding face-to-face classes for fall, with approval from the Board of Trustees. In the meantime, we know many of you are eager to make progress on fall course preparations and

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Message from President and Provost on Racial Injustice

May 31, 2020

Dear UConn Community, Recent events have called national attention yet again to the destructive power of prejudice and racism. The death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis serves as our most recent example. We are disgusted by the images we have seen capturing the unconscionable acts that caused his death. Demonstrations across the

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Provost’s Message: Advancing UConn Together

May 26, 2020

Dear UConn Community, As I begin my tenure as provost at the University of Connecticut this week, I am honored to play a part in building on UConn’s strengths, helping us all navigate current challenges brought on by COVID-19, and positioning us to emerge stronger than ever. At the end of this message, we are sharing

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Provost Guidelines on Secondary Appointments

February 15, 2020

Distributed February 2020, available to review here.

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