10-Minute Time Shift Beginning Fall Quarter, May 2019

Dear Campus Community, Starting this fall, UCR will be implementing the Course Scheduling Committee’s recommendation that classes begin on the hour and half hour, which will result in a ten-minute time shift to our class schedule. For example, if a class previously ran from 8:10 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., it will now run from 8:00...

Accreditation and Assessment Update, March 2019

Dear Colleagues, With the Winter quarter wrapping up, faculty will soon be turning attention to our course syllabi for the Spring. As you think about your syllabus, it is important to make sure that it lists the course learning goals, and that your assessment mechanisms help you determine how well students are meeting those goals....

Provost Town Hall, March 6, 2019

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Provost Update, January 2019

Dear Colleagues, I hope you’re having a successful quarter and enjoying our beautiful, green hills and blue skies. Jim and I are looking forward to the spring desert wild flower season which we hope will be spectacular given our recent rains. I always look forward to winter in Riverside, and even more so because this...

Provost Update, September 2018

Dear Colleagues, Welcome to Fall! This coming weekend our new and returning students will be moving back into the dorms and to campus life. We are pleased that our new students include over 1500 transfer students. With the additional transfer students expected to join our campus in Winter 2019, the campus is well on its...

Provost Update, June 2018

Dear Colleagues, As we head into graduation week, I want to take a moment to say thank you. This has been a great year for UCR and it wouldn’t be possible without the amazing students, staff, and faculty who make it such a special place to work and learn. When we receive national recognition, like...

Provost Update, May 2018

Dear Campus Community, This Provost Update focuses on our plans for both the cluster hiring initiative and our next round of campus strategic planning. Below is the text of my letter to the Academic Senate on these topics, which was sent earlier today. During the past few years, we have received a substantial amount of...

Provost Update, January 2018

Dear Colleagues, I hope you all had a restful winter break and had the opportunity to relax and recharge with family and friends. We’re so lucky that while our colleagues on campuses across the country are dealing with cold , snowy weather, “winter” at UCR feels more like summer – which will be here before...

Provost Update, November 2017

Dear Colleagues, This time of year, our thoughts turn to the things for which we’re thankful. I am so grateful for the incredible support you’ve shown with the announcement that I will continue serving our campus as provost. This is an exciting time for UCR and we’re on a great trajectory. We have wonderful faculty...

Provost Update, October 2017

D ear C o ll e a gu es, I l o v e fa l l. Wh i le in o ther parts o f t h e c o un t r y the l e a v es are t u r n i ng , fall in R i v er...

Provost Update, July 2017

Provost Update - July 2017 (or how we’re spending our summer vacation) Dear Colleagues, I hope that your summer is going well. While many faculty members spend the summer deeply focused on their research, others are helping our students by teaching in summer session. For me, the slightly slower pace that summer brings offers a...

Provost Update, May 2017

The end o f t h e aca d e m i c y ear is o n t h e h o ri z o n . This i s alw a y s such an e x c i ti n g a n d h ec t ic t i m e...

Provost Update, April 2017

D ear Ca m pu s C om m un it y , In m y first upd a t e, I w o u ld l ike t o t h a n k e v e r yo n e f o r t h e wa r m w e l c...
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