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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 – August 2023

August 30, 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOSTI 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 to

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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 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 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.

Nursing Dean Search – On-Campus Interviews

February 23, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that four candidates have been selected as finalists for the Dean of the School of Nursing position. The candidates will visit the Storrs and UConn Health campuses next week. We encourage you to participate in forums throughout their visits and share your feedback on each candidate in the

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Interfolio RPT Town Hall – February 10

February 6, 2023

Dear colleagues, On February 10, the Provost’s Office will host a virtual town hall to offer a brief overview of the implementation of Interfolio’s Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) and Dossier Modules and to answer questions from faculty and staff about the rollout of this new system. In the initial year of this roll-out, faculty

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Humanities Institute Director Appointment

January 25, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anna Mae Duane as the next director of the Humanities Institute (UCHI) effective August 23, 2023. Professor Duane was selected from a talented pool of internal applicants. She has demonstrated a commitment to and understanding of the humanities across a range of disciplines and support

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Master of Data Science Director Appointment

January 25, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jeremy Teitelbaum as the director of the Master of Data Science program effective immediately. The program has previously been co-directed by Kent Holsinger, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School, and Peter Diplock, Associate Vice Provost for the Center for Excellence

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Provost’s Office Leadership Update

January 17, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I’m writing to share that Michael Bradford, Vice Provost for Faculty, Staff, and Student Development and Professor of Dramatic Arts has accepted the position of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Davis and will be leaving UConn February 3rd to begin this new role. While we are

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Designations and Definitions of Course Modalities Fall 2023

December 1, 2022

Dear Colleagues, As you may recall from our last, truncated Associate Deans/Department Heads meeting (and follow-up email), we are in the process of rolling out new designations and definitions for course modalities, which the Registrar will officially implement starting with the Fall 23 semester. Since the Registrar will begin its scheduling process for Fall 23

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Waterbury Director Announcement

November 15, 2022

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fumiko Hoeft as the next director of UConn Waterbury. She will begin transitioning to the permanent position immediately, and we expect her to begin the role officially on December 30, 2022. Dr. Hoeft was selected from a talented pool of applicants. She has demonstrated

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Welcome Back – Fall 2022

August 29, 2022

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students, Today marks the first day of the new academic year and we are all excited for the return of our students, faculty, and staff to our campuses. As of today, we have 6,848 graduate students and 23,561 undergraduate students registered for classes, including a remarkable first-year class of over

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FY24 Provost Fund Guidance

August 22, 2022

Date:                    August 23, 2022 To:                        Deans From:                   Anne D’Alleva, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Re:                        FY24 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,

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Office of Undergraduate Advising Announcement

August 18, 2022

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Office of Undergraduate Advising. Previously, the Director of University Advising, Erin Ciarimboli, reported dually to Enrichment Programs to also encompass Pre-Professional Advising. The establishment of this new office will serve to coordinate and enhance University advising services to undergraduate students across all campuses and

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