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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 – June 2024

May 22, 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST June 21st marked the beginning of summer and with it came a heat wave, thunderstorms, and even a tornado or two. Regardless, I hope you are all enjoying the change of season and finding time to spend outside when the weather permits. While many of us find the summer months quieter

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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 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.

Updates from the Provost’s Office

June 21, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to inform you about some exciting organizational leadership changes within the Provost’s Office. Gladis Kersaint, having served as Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives the past 2 years, has been appointed as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. With her extensive experience in academic administration and her commitment to excellence in education,

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Anti-Black Racism Course Requirement

May 22, 2023

Dear colleagues, On May 1, the University Senate voted to take the important step of creating a social justice requirement within UConn’s curriculum.  The new social justice requirement focuses on the one-credit “Anti-Black Racism” course (ABR) that has been offered as an elective since fall 2021. I want to recognize the students who demonstrated strong

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Reappointment of Steven Suib, Institute of Materials Science Director

May 15, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to announce the reappointment of Steven Suib as Director of the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) for a third term of five years, effective August 23, 2023. This renewal recognizes Dr. Suib’s successful leadership as the director of the Institute since 2013. A few highlights from Dr. Suib’s tenure

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Clinical Placement Coordination Director Appointment

May 15, 2023

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jean McCarthy as the next director of the Office of Clinical Placement Coordination (OCPC) effective July 1, 2023. Professor McCarthy is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in various states across

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Laura Curran Named Dean of UConn School of Social Work

May 9, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Curran, Ph.D. as the next Dean of the School of Social Work. She will begin this new role effective August 11, 2023. Dr. Curran was selected from an exceptionally talented pool of applicants. She joins UConn from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where she serves as

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Provost’s Office Leadership Update

May 8, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I’m writing to share that Jeffrey Shoulson, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, has accepted the position of Dean of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University and will transition from his role at UConn effective June 16. Since joining UConn in 2012, Jeffrey has been an active and engaged member of our community.

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CLAS Dean Juli Wade

April 25, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I write to share with you that Juli Wade, who has served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLAS) and Sciences since 2019, has accepted the position of Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University. Throughout the last four years, Juli has provided great leadership for

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Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure (RPT) Module Launch

April 14, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I write to announce that UConn has implemented Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure module for the submission and review of all promotion, tenure, and midpoint review cases for the AY 23-24 PTR cycle. Interfolio RPT is a secure, online workflow platform that provides customizable tools to manage all of the documents, workflows, committees,

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Reminders on Reading Days & Final Exams

April 10, 2023

Dear Colleagues, As we approach the end of the Spring 2023 semester, I am reaching out with a reminder on Reading Days and final examination rescheduling. Reading Days Reading Days are Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and April 30. Per the University Senate By-Laws, the intent of Reading Days is as follows: Reading Days are

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Victoria Vaughan Dickson Named Dean of UConn School of Nursing

April 7, 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN, FAHA, FHFSA, FAAN as the next Dean of the School of Nursing. She will begin this new role on August 1, 2023. Dr. Dickson was selected from an exceptionally talented pool of applicants. She joins UConn from New York University,

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