Updates Regarding New Labor Agreements

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Dear colleagues, I write to provide updates related to what the campus is doing regarding the UAW strike and the resulting agreements. At the outset, I should say that we do not yet know the answers to all of your questions. Nonetheless, knowing that you are eager for updates, let me share what we do…

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Campus Financial Update – Winter 2023

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Dear colleagues, I write to provide an update on the campus financial plan. In the fall 2022 campus financial update, deans, vice chancellors, and similar unit leaders were asked to develop multi-year plans to address a $90 million structural deficit in core campus support funds*. I want to thank the faculty and staff who contributed to…

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UCI Faculty Academy for Teaching Excellence Inaugural Class

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Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce the formation of the UCI Faculty Academy for Teaching Excellence (FATE) and the inaugural class of fellows. FATE is a community of faculty from across campus with a shared desire to promote student success through teaching. Members of FATE will meet regularly to discuss all aspects of the…

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Campus Site Visit, February 15-17: WASC Reaccreditation

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Dear campus community, UCI is preparing for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) site visit associated with the reaffirmation of our accreditation (hereafter referred to as reaccreditation). WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. WSCUC…

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Guidance for Fall 2022 Grading

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Dear colleagues, Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our students while labor negotiations continue. We are writing to provide guidance on grades for the fall quarter. Important Takeaways: Instructors are the final authority on grades. The standard deadline for submitting grades is December 16 at 5 p.m. If you are able to submit grades…

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Letter from UC President Michael Drake: Giving Thanks

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Dear campus community, Please see this letter from UC President Michael Drake expressing gratitude for all students, faculty and staff. I am grateful for the contributions that all of you make to our mission every day. I wish you a restful Thanksgiving holiday in the days ahead. Sincerely, Hal Stern Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Chancellor’s Professor,…

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