FY2021 Suspension of the University Contribution to Employee Retirement Plans

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research We are writing to explain an issue regarding the suspension of the University’s contribution to employee retirement accounts for FY21. When salaries are paid from external funds, the associated fringe benefit costs are also […]

Extension of the Probationary Period for Tenure-Track Faculty Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer The COVID-19 outbreak has required us to think through a host of complex issues in recent weeks. Among these is the tenure clock for our probationary faculty, many of whom have experienced significant disruptions to their research, scholarship, and creative work, in addition to the […]

Spring 2020 Credit to Accounts

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer I am writing to let you know our decisions about room and board, as well as tuition charges, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and our move to remote teaching and learning for the spring 2020 semester. We recognize that this semester has been […]

Campus Response to Governor Baker’s March 23 Order

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Gary Nicksa, Senior Vice President for Operations This morning, Governor Baker issued an order temporarily closing non-essential businesses and organizations starting at noon on March 24 and prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people, and directed the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to issue […]