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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.

Appointment of Vice Provost for Academic Operations

December 19, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Dan Schwartz as the Vice Provost for Academic Operations, effective January 12, 2024. Dr. Schwartz has been an integral part of our community since joining UConn in 2010 as an assistant professor of physiology and neurobiology. Throughout his tenure, he has demonstrated a remarkable

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Strategic Planning Update

December 1, 2023

To the University Community: As we approach the end of the semester, we are writing to provide you with an update on the progress of our strategic planning efforts. In early November, we hosted three virtual public forums to share the initiatives and areas of focus that had emerged through the last few months. The

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Message to Students

November 27, 2023

Our Dearest Huskies: The last eight weeks have been very hard for all of us. Earlier today, President Maric shared a message with the community in regard to the conflict in the Middle East. The violence in Israel and Gaza continues to have a devastating impact on members of the Jewish, Muslim, and Palestinian communities,

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REMINDER: Survey for Undergraduate Students

September 15, 2023

Dear Colleagues, As a follow up to our email earlier this week, we are writing with a reminder and some details on the undergraduate survey administration process for next week. Undergraduate students have been emailed a link to the survey which requires NetID sign-in, meaning they can only take the survey once, and it will

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Survey for Undergraduate Students

September 13, 2023

Dear Colleagues, We are writing to ask for your help in supporting an important initiative aimed at enhancing the undergraduate student experience at UConn. Please allow 5 minutes of class time next week for undergraduates to complete a survey! As part of our commitment to continuously improve the student experience, President Maric will be administering

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Kent Holsinger’s Legacy of 38 Years of Service to Our University

September 12, 2023

Dear Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students, With mixed emotions, I write to inform you that Kent Holsinger, our esteemed Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School, will be stepping down from his position at the end of this academic year. Kent’s departure marks the end of a remarkable 12-year tenure in

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Welcome Back & Strategic Planning Community Forums

September 7, 2023

Dear UConn Faculty & Staff, We hope you are getting settled into the semester after a successful Fall Opening and first few weeks of classes. It is because of you that our students experience such a warm welcome to our campuses and are excited to be a part of our vibrant community. This year in

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President Maric’s Inauguration – September 29th

September 4, 2023

Dear Faculty and Staff, Last week, you all should have received an invitation to attend the upcoming Presidential Inauguration on September 29th for Dr. Radenka Maric, UConn’s 17th President. This event is not only a momentous occasion for our institution but also a celebration of our shared commitment to academic excellence and progress. To mark

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FY25 Provost Fund Guidance

August 23, 2023

Date: August 23, 2023 To: Academic Deans From: Anne D’Alleva, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Re: FY25 Provost Fund Guidance The “Provost Fund” 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

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Fall Opening

June 23, 2023

Dear University Colleagues, Mid-June marks the end of the school year for many of our local schools, the peak of new student orientation, and the pivotal moment for planning the upcoming academic year. This past spring, a cross-divisional group of professionals gathered to plan the opening of the fall 2023 semester at the Storrs campus.

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