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Announcements

  • 2021

    • Concern, Assistance for India's COVID-19 Crisis

      May 03, 2021

      Although the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have turned a corner in the U.S., it is still a raging global crisis — and nowhere more urgent than in India. The recent news reports and images of the death and suffering in that country have been heartbreaking.

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    • Update on Fall Planning & Course Scheduling

      April 30, 2021

      I hope the spring term is going well for all of you. With only a couple weeks left to finalize fall term course scheduling, I am sharing some important updates and reminders.

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    • Maximizing Financial Aid: The Launch of Drexel's Course Program of Study (CPoS) Technology

      April 26, 2021

      In the University's ongoing efforts to assist students in progressing toward graduation as efficiently as possible and maximizing federal aid eligibility, we are announcing the implementation of Drexel's Course Program of Study (CPoS) technology beginning Summer terms 2021.

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    • Returning to Normal Grading

      April 23, 2021

      Since the start of the pandemic, students in most programs have had the option of selecting a Pass/No Pass grading option for their classes. The Pass/No Pass option provided flexibility as students and faculty were adjusting to learning and teaching remotely. As we continue our return to campus, we will be ending Pass/No Pass and returning to normal grading beginning in the summer term.

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    • Planning for Fall Return to Campus

      April 07, 2021

      As President Fry shared on March 15, it is our intention to return to a full face-to-face experience in the fall, beginning with a further ramp up of in-person and hybrid instruction this summer.

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    • Accommodating Religious Observances

      March 31, 2021

      Drexel University is dedicated to an environment that respects and allows the free practice of the many faith traditions of our University community. As we begin a new term, this is a reminder that Drexel is committed to making every reasonable effort to accommodate the religious observances of our students, faculty and professional staff.

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    • College of Arts and Sciences Dean Norma Bouchard to Join Chapman University as Provost

      March 26, 2021

      In her nearly two years as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Norma Bouchard, PhD, has worked to strengthen and balance the College budget, streamlined the College’s structure and processes, and served on key University committees, including Drexel’s Anti-Racism Task Force and as co-chair of the Fall 2020 Covid-19 Task Force. Now, she is leaving Drexel to take over as provost of Chapman University, where she will oversee the entire academic program at the 9,600-student private university in Southern California.

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    • Announcing Rogelio Miñana as Vice Provost for Global Engagement

      March 12, 2021

      Rogelio Miñana, PhD, has been appointed Vice Provost for Global Engagement, effective March 15. Rogelio is a professor of Spanish and currently head of the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences, a role that he will retain in a dual appointment.

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    • Key Reminders Regarding Daylight Saving

      March 05, 2021

      We will “spring forward” by one hour on Sunday, March 14 as we move into daylight saving time. Coincidentally, finals week for Winter Quarter starts the next day on Monday, March 15. Here are some recommendations for administering your final exams without any disruptions.

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    • Academic Plan for Spring Quarter

      February 11, 2021

      Thank you all for your hard work, patience and flexibility throughout this academic year. As we look to the spring, I am writing to share key updates about the quarter ahead.

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    • Optional Pass / No Pass Grading for Winter and Spring Quarter

      February 03, 2021

      In keeping with the grading policies we have adopted during the pandemic, the Provost’s Office, Deans and Faculty Senate have agreed to continue offering the Pass / No Pass grading option for quarter-based programs in the Spring Quarter.

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    • Register for Online Teaching Courses from Drexel's Online Learning Council

      January 26, 2021

      Drexel University’s Online Learning Council (OLC) invites faculty, staff, and graduate students across the university to participate in the following fully online professional development opportunities. These courses are free, asynchronous (though with deadlines and some collaborative work) and facilitated by faculty experienced in online teaching and learning.

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    • Updates & Reminders: Supporting a Safe & Healthy Academic Term

      January 25, 2021

      As we continue with our phased return and kick off the first week of in-person classes for the winter quarter, we wanted to share some updates and reminders to ensure a safe and productive academic term.

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    • Submit a Pre-Conference Workshop Proposal for the 2021 Drexel Assessment Conference

      January 07, 2021

      Happy New Year! It hardly seems possible that we are well on the way to planning for the 8th Drexel University Assessment Conference in 2021. In 2020, due to the pandemic, we were successfully able to move the conference online, which allowed us to offer a fantastic program to 320+ attendees including many Drexel staff and faculty.

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  • 2016

    • 2016 Provost's Fellows Cohort

      January 21, 2016

      It is simply my pleasure to introduce the 2016 Cohort of Provost's Fellows. We received 22 applications for 4 slots. The selection committee was impressed by all of the applications and overwhelmed by the response. After long deliberation, we extended the number of Provost's Fellows for this cohort to 7 new fellows. To respond to the demand, we created a few part-time slots for new Provost's Fellows to work on smaller projects.

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  • 2014

    • Adjunct Faculty Initiative Update

      October 14, 2014

      Since 2009, the Adjunct Faculty Initiative has continuously examined the needs and interests of our adjunct and part-time faculty members. Through actively engaging faculty with adjunct appointments and responding to their feedback, this initiative has led to an expansion of available resources as well as adaptation of key institutional policies to foster career development among adjunct faculty members. This reflects the important role of our adjunct and part-time faculty members in the education of Drexel students.

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