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Communications from the Provost

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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 a.m.…
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UCR Bell Tower and Green in front of Rivera Library
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…
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Cindy Larive presenting at the Provost Town Hall
Provost Town Hall, March 6, 2019
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Circle of books
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 year we are…
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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 way to…
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NSF Career Award winners
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 the recent study that showed UCR…
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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…
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Student Success Center Dot Voting
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 we know it! Thinking of…
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UCR Campus including bell tower
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 and staff and…
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Provost Larive in a new classroom with students
Provost Update, October 2017
Dear Colleagues, I love fall. While in other parts of the country the leaves are turning, fall in Riverside means more gentle temperatures and a jump in energy as we welcome our students back to campus and get back into the faster pace of the school year. I hope you were all able to take some time to enjoy the summer with your…
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