The following is an archive of communications sent by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to faculty, staff, and/or students.

October 30, 2020

Message to Twin Cities undergraduate students about changes to grading for this academic year.

October 30, 2020

Message to Twin Cities faculty and instructors about changes to grading for this academic year.

October 29, 2020

Instructors are asked to please confirm your preferred course modalities in consultation with chairs/heads. Departments should update the class scheduling system (CCS) with all confirmed modalities for spring classes no later than November 9 to ensure that students have accurate information as they consider their course selection.

October 21, 2020

The upcoming election is an important political process in which I hope we all participate. Members of our community have reached out looking for guidance on how to create welcoming and inclusive environments that encourage dialogue and debate. Here are a number of helpful resources to support your work in the weeks and months ahead.

October 7, 2020

Faculty, staff, and students are urged to make sure you are registered to vote at

September 30, 2020

Dean John Finnegan has announced his long-considered plan to retire from the University next year.

September 29, 2020

Late last month, we asked units to complete a Departmental Logistics Plan as part of our updated Sunrise Plan guiding work at the University. Every unit is required to submit this plan, including units that are continuing to carry out work remotely without the need for work that must be completed on campus.