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July 1, 2022

After a comprehensive internal search, Victoria Plaut has been appointed to the role of vice provost for the faculty, effective August 15, 2022.

June 29, 2022

Oliver O’Reilly has been selected to serve as our next vice provost for undergraduate education. Oliver is currently serving as the interim vice provost for undergraduate education; he will transition into the role permanently on July 1, 2022.

May 23, 2022

This fall the campus will implement a new system to guarantee that all undergraduate and graduate students receiving financial aid are participating in their courses at the start of the semester, in compliance with federal requirements established by the Department of Education. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will verify student participation in their courses via a centralized Qualtrics survey.

April 28, 2022

The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost’s (EVCP) office has released a draft of the proposed Policy on Engagement with Third-party Online Program Management Providers(link is external). This policy will help ensure the most favorable relationship and financial terms possible while also protecting UC Berkeley’s reputation and brand. It also protects students and supports compliance with associated laws, particularly regarding ADA and data security/privacy, while also ensuring intellectual property protections are in place. Finally, it provides the campus with information needed to make informed decisions that ensure that UC Berkeley’s academic units receive the greatest benefit possible through participation in online education programs.

March 3, 2022

We have just learned that the Supreme Court of California has issued its ruling, which leaves intact alower court order that will freeze enrollment at 2020-21 levels and prevent students who would have been offered in-person admission to the University of California, Berkeley this fall from receiving that offer.

February 14, 2022

A decision issued on Thursday, Feb. 10 by the California Court of Appeal requires UC Berkeley to adhere to a lower court order requiring the university to freeze student enrollment at 42,347, the same level as 2020-21. (The decision was one element of a larger lawsuit brought by a city of Berkeley group of neighbors opposed to a proposed campus development project.)

February 8, 2022

The Department of Philosophy has submitted a proposal to the campus Building Name Review Committee to un-name Moses Hall. The Department made this proposal after a thorough and extensive consultation with students, faculty, and staff.

Michael R. Botchan has been reappointed as dean of the College of Letters & Science Division of Biological Sciences beginning July 1, 2022.

February 3, 2022

Catherine P. Koshland will be retiring this summer after thirty-eight years of extraordinary service to campus

January 27, 2022

This year Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, and Eid al-Fitr, one of two religious holidays Muslims observe yearly, will occur during the spring semester (Ramadan is scheduled to take place April 2 to May 2 and Eid al-Fitr on May 3).

January 25, 2022

We’re looking forward to resuming in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 31. We’re hopeful that the worst of the omicron surge is behind us but have plans in place should we see high numbers of students, staff and faculty unable to come to campus for COVID-19 related reasons.

January 24, 2022

Campus commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice (DEIBJ) and what concrete steps we can take to bring about needed change.

January 11, 2022

Important academic resources and accommodation information for the Spring 2022 semester
Benjamin E. Hermalin has been chosen to serve as our next executive vice chancellor and provost

January 7, 2022

Spring semester will begin with a two-stage process, with most courses being offered fully remote for the first two weeks (Jan. 18-28) and then moving to fully in-person instruction in the third week of the semester on Jan. 31.

January 3, 2022

Additional details and some important reminders on returning to campus

December 22, 2021

Update on plans for the spring semester. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and have been meeting this week to consider changes to our response. Our decision-making is guided by science and the expertise of our own public health experts. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the break and communicate any changes as needed.

December 15, 2021

The incorporation of Flexible Work Arrangements — in service to the mission of the University and implemented where appropriate in relation to teaching and research needs — has generally been beneficial.

December 13, 2021

Most of our classes will be in-person with a few classes offered fully remotely. If you receive an LOA that seems to be requesting an accommodation that is a fundamental alteration, you should reach out to DSP and engage in a dialog.

November 23, 2021

Formal acknowledgement of the harm caused by the display of research on the Philippines in the library exhibit celebrating 50 years of the South/Southeast Asia Library