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  • 2021

    • Academic FAQ for Students: Fall 2021 Return

      September 17, 2021

      It has been so exciting to see the energy return to campus this week, as new students join our Drexel community. To our New Dragons — Welcome to the start of your Drexel experience! — and to our returning Dragons, we are thrilled to have you back as classes and campus operations resume in full force next week.

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    • Save the Date: Convocation 2021

      September 16, 2021

      Join us on October 6 to mark the start of the academic year with Drexel’s historic Convocation ceremony. This year, we are celebrating the return to campus life and the innovative ways in which members of the Drexel community have helped shape society and the future of the University.

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    • Return to Campus FAQs

      September 03, 2021

      To help facilitate a smooth start to the 2021-2022 academic year, we've created the following FAQ page for faculty and staff about the Fall 2021 return to campus.

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    • Accommodating Religious Observances

      September 02, 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 prepare for the new academic year, 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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    • Expectations and Accommodations for the Return to Campus

      August 27, 2021

      Eighty percent of Drexel’s undergraduate courses will be taught in person this September, compared to roughly 85% taught in person pre-COVID. Students enrolled in on-campus programs are expected to return to campus in the fall to participate in person, with limited exceptions.

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    • Guiding Our Return with Flexibility

      August 24, 2021

      As we come back to campus this fall, we have an opportunity not only to return but to reinvent. This is a time to adopt the lessons we've learned in the past year, to reevaluate business practices and to try to come back together in a way that improves the student experience and prioritizes employee engagement and wellbeing.

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    • Update on the Search for the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      July 27, 2021

      In May, I announced the search for the inaugural Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. I'm pleased to share that the search is well underway and has attracted a strong pool of candidates.

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    • Drexel Climate Year: 6 Months of Progress

      July 08, 2021

      Earlier this year, we announced 2021 as Drexel’s Climate Year to rally together students, faculty, researchers and staff at Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences and begin to create an intentional, climate-conscious culture and practice. Spearheading this work has been the Climate & Sustainability Working Group, in collaboration with students and colleagues across all disciplines.

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    • Accepting Applications for Executive Director of The Environmental Collaboratory

      June 24, 2021

      We are announcing the search for an inaugural Executive Director of The Environmental Collaboratory. Conceptually devised by Drexel's Academy of Natural Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering, The Environmental Collaboratory is a groundbreaking sustainability approach that unites Drexel, the Academy and their communities in a shared endeavor to sustain our planet and mitigate its degradation.

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    • Vaccination and Returning to Campus

      June 10, 2021

      Across the nation and in our region, cases of COVID-19 infection continue to decrease. This is also our experience at Drexel among our campus community. This marked decrease in disease is the direct result of a marked increase in widespread vaccination, and it affords us the ability to return to pre-pandemic conditions throughout the University.

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    • Drexel Moves to Phase 3: Allowing Limited University-Related Travel

      May 28, 2021

      With COVID-19 restrictions easing in many areas due to decreasing infection rates and increased vaccination, Drexel is moving into Phase 3 of our COVID-19 Essential Travel Guidance and will begin allowing limited University-related travel. However, it’s important to note that, while easing restrictions may make it easier to travel, the University still faces financial challenges that will require continued limitation of Drexel-funded travel expenditures this fiscal year.

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    • Accepting Applications for Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      May 21, 2021

      The Provost's Office is accepting applications for a new leadership position, the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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    • The Inaugural Cohort of Provost Solutions Fellows

      May 20, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the interdisciplinary faculty experts who comprise the inaugural cohort of Provost Solutions Fellows, a joint initiative of the Provost’s Office and the Drexel Solutions Institute (DSI). Provost Solutions Fellows are appointed to a two-year term, during which time they highlight the research and teaching capabilities of Drexel to external partners and serve as catalysts for expanding experiential learning opportunities and designing custom, interdisciplinary solutions for our corporate and nonprofit partners.

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    • Returning to Normal Capacity in the Fall

      May 14, 2021

      We are now planning for a return to normal capacity (no required social distancing), based on recommendations from Drexel’s Scientific Advisory Group and the Return Oversight Committee.

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    • University to Restore Retirement Contributions, Merit Increases

      May 13, 2021

      Entering the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago, we knew that the near-term financial outlook was serious for Drexel and other universities across the nation. We responded by enacting revenue-growth and cost-reduction measures and by securing additional forms of liquidity to support the University and its ownership interest in St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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    • 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 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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