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01/12/2021
1-12-21 Weekly Three
As the Spring 2021 semester begins, my leadership team and I have clarified our vision of how to organize the Office of the Provost more effectively to support the work of Academic Affairs and to align with important recommendations in the MiamiRISE strategic plan. When I arrived, we had four associate provosts: one (1) for research and graduate studies (which has now been split into our VPRI, Alicia Knoedler, and our Dean of the Graduate School, Mike Crowder), one (1) for our regional campuses who also serves as Dean of CLAAS, Cathy Bishop-Clark, and Carolyn Haynes and Jeff Wanko, who did not have clear portfolios but merely did everything else that needed to be done. Last summer we also added a Special Assistant to the Provost, Dana Cox whose role focuses on faculty affairs.
12/16/2020
12-16-20 Message to Community
Topics include: 1) Reminder about Campus Status 2) Interim Dean of EHS 3) CLAAS/Regionals Dean Search Update 4) Fall Commencement Numbers 5) BOT Update from November meeting 6) Open Education Resources Update 7) Spring 2021 Wellness Days 8) Assembly Vote Outcome 9) Good News Items
12/03/2020
12-3-20 Message to Community
Topics include: 1) Fall 2020 grade submission deadline 2: Applications update from EMSS 3: Spring 2021 planning 4) Fall 2021 course modality and planning
08/14/2020
8-14-20 Message to Community
Topics include: 1) Guidelines for lecture capture, 2) Return to Campus, 3) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 4) VPRI search update, 5) What experts say about effective decision-making
08/05/2020
8-5-20 Message to Community
Topics include: 1) Syllabus information for fall, 2) Go/no go decision for the rest of fall 2020, 3) Flexibility during return week (september 14-21), 4) Course fee refunds under discussion, 5), Mail delivery, 6) Opening events for 20-21 academic year, 7) Policies and support conversations for COVID/fall, 8) Miamians are making the world better
07/27/2020
7-27-20 President's Message to Community
President Crawford provided an important update and information about the start of 20-21 academic year and online course through September 20, 2020.
07/17/2020
7-17-20 Message to Community
The provost shared good news about the Myaamia Center and Miami's new VP for University Communications and Marketing. Also included were numerous, detailed updates regarding 1) COVID-19 updates 2) Fall Semester Updates and 3) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Updates
07/13/2020
7-13-20 Message to Community
This message from the provost provided a follow up to President’s Crawford letter to the community on the budget, and provided particulars on how the budget reductions impact Academic Affairs including information about: 1) working toward a balanced budget, 2) revenue outlook and 3) Strategic investments for the future.
07/08/2020
7-8-20 Message to Community
The Provost shared updates about the upcoming returning for fall, specifically: 1) Face masks, 2) External speakers, 3) University funded travel, 4) Message to students and families preparing them to understand how courses are being planned, 5) Fall course planning, 6) HVAC in buildings, 7) New developments with international students, and 8) More guidance and information is coming