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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 2024

May 22, 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOSTAs we close another academic year, I find myself reflecting on the collective achievements and challenges that have marked our journey together over the last academic year. The end of the semester brings with it the joy of graduation—a significant milestone where we celebrated the hard work and success of conferring 8,139

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Provost’s Office Monthly – March 2024

March 29, 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST As 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

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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 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: 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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Message from President and Provost on Community Responsibility

August 20, 2020

Dear UConn Community, The state of Connecticut is in a fortunate position to have a low transmission rate of COVID-19 overall, though we know some communities are disproportionately affected compared to others. Our UConn community has a big part to play in keeping the transmission rate low. On a broad level, the University has redesigned

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Provost’s Message: A View into the In-Person Experience

August 6, 2020

Dear UConn Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students: In just a few more weeks, we start a fall semester that looks different from any other year. Much of our instruction will take place through virtual and remote means; however, about 30% of fall semester classes will be conducted in person. For our instructors, students, and staff

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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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Presentation: Faculty Town Hall

July 29, 2020

On July 29, President Katsouleas and other University leaders discussed UConn’s reopening plans for the fall semester. The purpose of this session was to update the UConn faculty on the university’s plans and goals for reopening, as well as to answer related questions. PDF of presentation slides from Provost Lejuez Full video of town hall

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Provost’s Message: Planning for Fall as a Community

July 23, 2020

Dear UConn Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students: Over the past 6 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives. Throughout this period, our faculty, staff, and graduate students have worked themselves ragged to shift courses, programs, and services to remote delivery with remarkable swiftness. These efforts have been essential in preserving our

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Guidelines for Working Overseas

July 22, 2020

Dear Colleagues, The COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel and entry restrictions have substantially disrupted and in some instances prohibited the admission of our UConn faculty, staff and scholars to the U.S. for the Fall semester. The University is striving to be as compassionate as we can to our UConn community as we navigate the current

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