Communications

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

April 7, 2020

To all Twin Cities undergraduate, graduate, and professional students: If you are currently enrolled in a May or Summer course and it will be delivered remotely, you do not need to do anything to remain enrolled. If a course in which you are enrolled cannot be delivered remotely, you will be informed directly. Research experiences, internships, and other summer curriculum will proceed if they can be completed remotely. Otherwise they will be cancelled or postponed.

April 1, 2020

To select groups of faculty and academic leaders on the Twin Cities, Morris, and Rochester campuses: This memo provides information about changes to our policies related to promotion and tenure and course evaluation. These changes were developed after consultation with faculty governance and many others, and are meant to recognize the unique challenges we are currently experiencing.

March 30, 2020

To all faculty and senior leaders systemwide: As we continue to focus on the many challenges of advancing our mission during this time, the important and ongoing functions and activities of the EVPP office also continue. I rely on your partnership and your willingness to resiliently adapt, as well as the steady work of our experienced EVPP staff team. I look forward to meeting with many of you, online in the near term and in person later, as we navigate this uncharted territory together.

March 30, 2020

To all Twin Cities students: An FAQ has been developed to answer the questions we have received regarding this change. For more information, review the Twin Cities S/N grading basis FAQ. Please carefully consider your option to change to S/N and consult with your academic advisor.

March 27, 2020

To all faculty and instructors systemwide: the University of Minnesota remains steadfastly committed to protecting your academic freedom, to protecting our instructional environments from intimidation and harassment, and to ensuring the privacy of our instructors and students.

March 24, 2020

To all faculty systemwide: we are proposing a change that would allow all undergraduate students on all campuses to have the opportunity to change their grade basis from A/F to S/N. Second, each school, college, and program would determine if (and then which) graduate and professional courses would include an option for students to change their grade basis from A/F to S/N.

March 20, 2020

the following information has since been updated -- please see March 30 message for current deadlines