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March 20, 2023

We are writing to share good news about advances that UC Berkeley is making to recognize the “social” or “public” impact of our scholarship; and smooth the campus systems friction points that many of us may encounter when we conduct research in partnership with entities outside of Berkeley (e.g., community-based organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), industry).

March 15, 2023

Jenn Stringer, associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer, will be leaving UC Berkeley at the end of June to join the J. Paul Getty Trust as vice president and chief digital officer.

February 23, 2023

Today, UC Berkeley is announcing the Library’s long-term space plan. The plan positions the Library to serve the needs of students, faculty, and other researchers while balancing the realities of shrinking budgets for staff, services, and collections, which reflect the overall budgetary problems currently facing the campus.

January 26, 2023

This year Ramadan will take place from March 22 to April 21, and Eid al-Fitr scheduled for April 21. We would like to remind you of the campus policies that outline the rights and responsibilities of both instructors and students with respect to course conflicts and accommodations of all types.

January 19, 2023

David Ackerly has been reappointed as dean of the Rausser College of Natural Resources for a second five-year term, beginning July 1, 2023.

January 10, 2023

Important campus policies and guidelines concerning academic accommodations for religious observance, illness, disability, hardship, and other matters.

November 9, 2022

The EVCP has assembled a task force charged with identifying and prioritizing possible and implementable changes with the goal of boosting morale and freeing up time for all members of our community.

September 8, 2022

The Joint Senate-Administration Workgroup on The Role of the University and its Units in Political Action has completed a draft report and is seeking input from faculty and staff members

August 16, 2022

Important academic resources and accommodation information for the Fall 2022 semester

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

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

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.