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Academic Affairs News

The EVC Office regularly shares updates in a newsletter to all staff in Academic Affairs units and all academics on the general campus. In general, the newsletter is sent twice a month. Be sure to check your inbox for the latest announcements, links to resources, and news stories from across campus. The next newsletter is scheduled for the week of December 9. 

If you are an Academic Affairs unit and interested in sharing information in our newsletter, information can be sent via email to the EVC Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager. Please note that information is generally limited to no more than 200 words per topic and inclusion in the newsletter is at the discretion of the EVC's Office. 

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Read the November 18 Academic Affairs Newsletter and get more information about flu vaccination attestation, the World Design Capital 2024 Design to Action Convening, de-escalation training opportunties and much more

 

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Read the October 31 Academic Affairs Newsletter and get more information about Native American Heritage Month, the Veterans Recognition Event, the summer program and planning inventory, supporting undocumented UC San Diego students, benefits open enrollment and much more!  

 

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Read the October 7 Academic Affairs Newsletter and get more information about Latinx Heritage Month, Inclusive Excellence award nominations, supporting student-centeredness, the Art of Science award winners on display, the Triton Testing Center, Lean, Lunch & Learn workshops and more. 

 

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Read the August 31 Academic Affairs Newsletter to learn more about New Student Convocation, the UC San Diego Speech & Debate Team, Library open access agreements, fall faculty teaching workshops, Mental Health Month,EVC Business Office ServiceNow ticketing and much more.

 

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Read the June 10 Academic Affairs Newsletter to learn more about the latest COVID-19 masking and testing guidance, UC San Diego Art Strategy, the campus' Juneteenth Celebration, the Symposium on Experiences of Students of Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern Descent, SAGE Research Article free access, an ESR Finance systems update, and much more!

 

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Read the May 13 Academic Affairs Newsletter to learn more about Mental Health Month, Asian and Pacific Islander American Month, see this year's Admissions Package, the Sally WongAvery Personal Collection now on display, and read more about the next Collective Impact webinar on May 26.

 

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Read the April 21 Academic Affairs Newsletter to learn more about the Assessment for Advancing Equity Grant application process, the new Stuart Collection Director, poet Jericho Brown reading live on campus and much more!

 

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Read the March 31 Academic Affairs Newsletter to learn more about the Enhancing the Black Student Experience Symposium, the UC San Diego Champions of Integrity, Sexual Assault Awareness month activities, and much more!

 

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Read the March 2 Academic Affairs Newsletter to learn more about support services for those impacted by the invasion of Ukraine, Women's Herstory Month, a new academic space request form, a survey request for the Epstein Family Amphitheater programming, the latest Meet the Class video and much more! 

 

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Read the February 11, 2022 Newsletter to learn more about Collective Impact, Black History Month, a call for Hellman Fellows, the new Finance Help Line, UC Love Data Week and much more!

 

 

Read the January 31, 2022 Newsletter to learn more about the Future of Academic Affairs Forum, Triton Days participation registration, the Triton Leaders Conference, new AAAS fellows at UC San Diego and so much more. 

 

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Read the December 6, 2021 Newsletter to learn more about UC San Diego being named one of top institutions for Highly Cited Researchers, information about targeted ESR sessions, information about COVID-19 boosters, and opportunities for staff to register for an opportunity to participate in no-cost Project Management Training, and so much more.

 

Read the November 8, 2021 Newsletter to learn more about the formation of the VCAA ACTs: Advocates. Changes. Transforms. committee, links to resources to share with students experiencing a housing crisis, information about Native American Heritage Month, Veterans recognition events, resources for use in creating winter course syllabi and much more. 

 

Read the September 27, 2021 Newsletter to find resources about pandemic-resilient teaching, links to support for remote teaching, information on the new amphitheater, details about the Center for Operational Excellence and more.

Read the July 27, 2021 Newsletter to learn about the new Mentoring for All initiative, find professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, connect to helpful resources for students, and submit feedback on the new financial information system and flexible work policy for staff. 

Read the June 25, 2021 Newsletter to read the report on academic advancement in the wake of COVID-19, learn more about supporting students with dependents, find information about leave programs and professional development opportunities, and more. Learn more

Read the June 11, 2021 Newsletter to learn about the new Mentoring for All initiative, find professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, connect to helpful resources for students, and submit feedback on the new financial information system and flexible work policy for staff. Learn more. 

Read the May 26, 2021 Newsletter for a reminder about showing compassion during finals, updates about leadership transitions in Enrollment Management, details about system-wide salary increases, new marketing and branding resources, and more. Learn more. 

Read the May 14th, 2021 Newsletter for a reminder about fall course registration, updated guidelines for MOOCs and on-site artistic activity, as well as resources, tips, and more to help promote well-being and mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn more.

Academic Affairs News (April 30, 2021): Iinformation about the Learning/Teaching for Justice Conference, Process Palooza, a new program to support anti-racism, career development resources, and more.

Academic Affairs News (April 16, 2021): Information about the Enhancing the Black Student Experience Symposium, staff experience and the workplace survey, new staff promotion program, professional development scholarships, and more.

Academic Affairs News (April 2, 2021)For photos of the new downtown University Extension building, links to interactive training sessions about creating a culture of care, information about how to share your ideas about what a reimagined university workplace might look like, and more.
 
Academic Affairs News (March 12, 2021)Tips on lecture viewing sessions, information about library services and reopening plans, Spring CCR opportunities, new graduate housing rental rates, and more. 
 
Academic Affairs News (February 26, 2021): Solutions and other resources for preventing burnout and staying connected with staff colleagues, invitations to register for the Educational Innovation winter expo and HSI summit, guidance for spring break, updates about test kit vending machines and vaccinations, and more.
 
Academic Affairs News (February 11, 2021): Information about seminar proposals, the new Design Lab Director, upcoming Educational Innovation expo, upcoming events, and more. 
 
Academic Affairs News (January 29, 2021): Information about Triton Transfer Allies and peer coaches, new Senate accommodations for students, UC Path and business information system resources and support services, and details about upcoming events. 
 
Academic Affairs News (January 15, 2021): A reminder about the state-mandated daily exposure notifications, information about Return to Learn town halls, a call for volunteers to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, upcoming events and contests, and more.
 
Erasing Opportunity Gaps via Collective Impact: Read the January 8, 2021 letter from EVC Simmons inviting the Triton community to join an initiative to leverage and enhance the disparate support systems at our university to jointly improve the experience, climate, and outcomes for all of our students, staff, and faculty. 

2020


Academic Affairs News (December 17, 2020):  Information about the first weeks of Winter Quarter '21, how to help provide basic needs to students, the new weekly COVID-19 testing requirement, the future of flexible work at UC San Diego, and more. Read the newsletter.
 
Academic Affairs News (December 3, 2020): Reminder about showing compassion during finals week, new office hours for instructors, upcoming talk with Shola Richards, information about available COVID-19 testing and flu vaccines, details about the annual staff holiday celebration, professional development opportunities, and more. Read the newsletter.
 
Academic Affairs News (November 20, 2020): Information about the Week 8 shift from indoor instruction to remote or outdoor classrooms, advice for reflecting the impact of COVID-19 in the academic review process, details about previous and upcoming faculty town halls, guidance for fall break and the new state travel advisory, new Zoom-free Fridays, and more. Read the newsletter.

Academic Affairs News (November 6, 2020): Information about abusive conduct by faculty, upcoming town halls, and webinars for instructors, what it means to be "First-Gen Forward," guidance about fall break, Zoom burnout, and more. Read the newsletter.
 
Academic Affairs News (October 26, 2020): Important information about expectations for providing asynchronous course materials, in-person teaching options for Winter Quarter, how to sign up for tours of the new fully-equipped outdoor classrooms, Fall Quarter enrollment data, home office support for extended remote work, and more. Read the newsletter.
 
Academic Affairs News (October 9, 2020): Details about safety precautions for in-person classes, guidance for addressing disruptive student behavior in the learning environment, reminders about challenges facing international students in the remote learning environment, instructors for reserving remote teaching classrooms and securing zoom licenses for large courses, and more. Read the newsletter  
 
Classroom Safety Protocols for Fall 2020 (October 6, 2020): Details about campus safety measures, including what to do if a student tests positive after attending class, or an instructor or TA becomes ill; who to contact for classroom sanitation supplies; and answers to some other frequently asked questions. Read the update
 
Welcome to Fall 2020 (October 1, 2020): Watching this video from EVC Simmons as she expresses her appreciation for the sustained efforts that have allowed UC San Diego to kick off the 2020-21 academic year and continue serving our Triton community as fully as possible. 

 

Academic Affairs News (September 25, 2020): Revamped KeepTeaching website with new and improved resources and guidance; comprehensive services and resources available to help instructors develop courses in the remote learning environment; information about the campus rapid intervention framework; new touchless printing stations, and more. Read the newsletter. 

Academic Affairs News (September 11, 2020): Details about outdoor classrooms, opportunity gaps in the remote learning environment, protocols and policies for compliance with campus safety requirements, details about department orders for self-cleaning supplies, process for changing course modalities, CloudLabs software, and other tech tools to support instructors, and more. Read the newsletter. 

Fall 2020 for Academic Affairs (September 4, 2020): What the Fall 2020 Plan and Return to Campus requirements mean for Academic Affairs employees, including information about chancellor's hiring exceptions, the process for requesting employee return to campus, resources for planning virtual events, reminders about campus safety requirements and the 25% cap on occupancy. Read the update.  

Academic Affairs News (August 14, 2020): Reminders about virtual advising and resources for supporting students, information about the campus financial strategy, professional development opportunities for managing remote teams, and more. Read the newsletter. 

Academic Affairs News (July 27, 2020):  Information related to long-term education strategies, changes to UC benefit programs, incoming faculty, self-care during COVID-19, and more. Read the newsletter. 

Important updates from EVC Simmons (July 16, 2020): News regarding recent federal policy changes impacting international students as well as information and resources related to flexible instruction plans for 2020-21 and R course approvals. Read the updates. 

Academic Affairs News (July 8, 2020):  Welcome resources for summer session instructors, information about Return to Learn town halls, updates regarding the SEVP regulations for international students, and more. Read the newsletter. 

Letter from EVC Simmons (June 29, 2020): Important update regarding the collaborative budget planning process. Read the letter.

Academic Affairs News (June 19, 2020): Kicking off summer session, changemaker faculty fellows, department tech liaisons, collaborative summer budget planning, tenure clock extension, and more. Read the newsletter.

Academic Affairs News (June 5, 2020): Guidance for finals week, information about collaborative budget planning in response to COVID-19, the procedure for employees visiting campus, reminders about virtual commencement ceremonies, and more. Read the newsletter.

Academic Affairs News (May 22, 2020): Information about instruction options for fall courses, reminders about preparing for summer sessions, graduate education updates, brief summaries of current task forces, and more. Read the newsletter.

Academic Affairs News (May 8, 2020): Information about spring teaching evaluations, tools to improve remote lectures, recommendations for remote course assessments, the new student advising site, and more. Read the newsletter.

 

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