Date: August 11, 2023
To: Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs and Advisors & Counselors Network
From: Andrew P. Daire, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Subject: Provost’s Welcome to the Fall Semester
Welcome to the Fall 2023 semester! First, I would like to express my deep appreciation to all instructors for the very important work you do in educating our students, in addition to advancing research, innovation, and creative activities, as well as professional service to the UWM community and beyond. I’m also writing to underscore the importance of student success in meeting our moral obligation as an institution of higher education — particularly one with a strong access mission. The success of our students is key to our ability to survive and thrive. More specifically, we want to provide instructors with key policies, resources, and tips for success in advancing learning this fall. The attached “Fall 2023 Policies and Resources for Instructors.pdf” and “UWM Syllabus Template Fall 2023.docx” (also available on the Academic Affairs Policies, Procedures, and Forms site) have been prepared for you and summarize vital information. I appreciate you taking the time to read and review the materials.
I wish a wonderful semester for you and your students!
Department chairs – please forward this communication to your instructors, along with any department policies or other information you would typically send at the start of the fall term.