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Provost letter to incoming students - Fall 2020

Classroom instruction methods; New laptop requirement
   June 12, 2020

Dear [incoming student],

As we make final preparations for your arrival as a 49er, I would like to share with you what you can expect as you begin your academic journey at UNC Charlotte. We are committed to providing an excellent academic experience, even as we adapt classroom instruction, course design, and campus activities to meet necessary safety measures during this pandemic....

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Provost letter to returning students

What to expect with instruction in Fall 2020
   June 12, 2020

Dear [returning student],

As we prepare for your return to campus this fall, I would like to share with you some of the changes you can expect as we adapt classroom instruction and course design to meet necessary safety measures during this pandemic. We are committed to providing an excellent academic experience, even as we adapt classroom instruction, course design, and campus...

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Supporting our diverse community during COVID-19

A message from the Provost
   May 8, 2020

Dear colleagues,

As we continue to navigate the complexities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, I ask that you join me in reaffirming in word and deed our institution’s commitment to ensuring that our university community is inclusive and inviting to all. I am proud of our diverse...

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RPT Extended for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Automatic Extension Provided Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
   April 13, 2020

Dear colleagues,

Each of our lives has been disrupted in some way by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For our faculty members, we recognize that this disruption may negatively impact one’s ability to devote adequate time to research and writing. In addition, many conferences have been...

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Bridging the Digital Divide for Our Students

   March 23, 2020

Dear colleagues,

As we adapt to life in a virtual realm, I would like to share some encouragement and early lessons learned. You have been amazing about rapidly moving to remote instruction, but I understand this doesn’t mean your content has been revised pedagogically to be optimized...

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The Provost's Desk - November 2019

Equipping students for the multinational workforce here and abroad
   November 20, 2019

Reading the headlines about the future of higher education, you have no doubt seen several oft-repeated themes. Among them are the use of more technology and a focus on a degree’s ROI in relation to workplace needs. Pundits also emphasize the importance of helping students develop the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and global fluency.  These skills are frequently...

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The Provost's Desk - October 2019

Work underway to advance diversity and inclusion measures
   October 2, 2019

Walking across campus when class periods are changing gives visitors and members of the UNC Charlotte community a first-hand glimpse of the diversity of our student body.  While providing access to a diverse student population has been part of our institutional mission for many years, I would like to share some of our recent work to ensure that we are also an inclusive community and provide...

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The Provost's Desk - April 2019

Timing can impact Student Success efforts
   April 29, 2019

In a recent New York Times bestseller, author Daniel H. Pink proposes that timing can make or break us and offers evidence for harnessing the power of beginnings, endings, and even mid-points. Pink’s book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing offers some useful thinking about our approach to student success.

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The Provost's Desk, November 2018

Projects Focus on Digital Learning & Student Success
   November 29, 2018

ADAPTING – this is a fitting word for the work in Academic Affairs. It defines part of our mission as an urban research university. As an integral part of North Carolina’s largest city, we are committed to the needs of our ever-changing region and state.

DIGITAL LEARNING

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