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Faculty Computer Replacement Program

The CHASS Faculty Computer Replacement Program (FCRP) provides CHASS Senate faculty with the computer resources necessary for instruction, research, and secure university-supported systems access and communications. This vital program fell victim to budgetary constraints at the start of the pandemic and was returned only partially using Lottery funds to support undergraduate student success. Although the...
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Letter to campus regarding Impact 23

Dear CHASS Faculty & Staff, As you know, the campus has implemented a new financial system called Impact23. This financial system replaces a system that had been in place since 1999. As with any new system implementation, some issues have been encountered with this transition. Some of the mitigation efforts we have put in place...
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2023-24 Chairs and Directors

Colleagues, The beginning of the instructional year is a moment of recognition and welcome for our new and continuing CHASS students, faculty, staff, and leaders. I take this opportunity to announce the appointments, reappointments, and extensions of several CHASS department chairs and directors. I also offer heartfelt thanks to our outgoing unit heads for their...
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Graduate Admissions Announcement

Colleagues, As we enter into a new graduate admissions cycle with important changes to student support, it has come to our attention that there is a mistaken understanding around the University that graduate programs may consider off-cycle or ad-hoc admission or readmission to a degree program in CHASS. This is not the case. Any person...
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CHASS Strategic Staffing Task Force

Colleagues, In consultation with Alex Najera , Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, we announce a new task force specifically charged with identifying critical needs for staffing in our College. This initiative had its preview in late spring, in the 2023 State of the College . As the fall term begins, we turn to the...
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Fall Budget Letter

Dear CHASS faculty, staff, students, and friends: As the new academic year kicks off, we update you on the financial state of the College. As one of the largest academic units across the entire UC, our research, instructional, and service missions are both ambitious and resource-intensive. Thankfully, the State remains committed to its sustained support...
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CHASS Faculty Announcement

Dear Colleagues, With great pleasure, I announce an active season for Senate recruitments in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Read More
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CHASS Leadership Announcement

Colleagues, With great pleasure, I update you on new and continuing leadership appointments in the Office of the Dean. Read More
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CHASS Staff Announcement

Colleagues, It’s been an active time for recruiting, retaining, and developing our dedicated staff in the mighty College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Read More
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Message from the Office of the Dean: Ezadeen Issak

Dear Colleagues, It is with deep sadness that I bring you news that student Ezadeen Issak , a Political Science major, has passed away. It is never easy to lose one of our own and the loss is felt deeply throughout our community. Our hearts go out to those who were closest to Ezadeen, especially...
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Message from the Office of the Dean: Kyle Galaudet

Dear Colleagues, It is with deep sadness that I bring you news that ­­ Kyle Galaudet , a student in the Language and Literature/Japanese major has passed away. It is never easy to lose one of our own and the loss is felt deeply throughout our community. Our hearts go out to those who were...
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Letter from the Dean: Tracy Avery

CHASS Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Tracy Avery on her appointment to a new role as Executive Assistant to the Dean in UCR’s School of Education . Tracy’s new role will include an opportunity to take on new responsibilities at UCR. Since July 2018, Tracy has directly served three CHASS Deans as an Executive...
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George E. Haggerty: Distinguished Professor Emeriti, English

Colleagues, We are saddened to report that George E. Haggerty, Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of the Graduate Division, passed away on June 30, 2023. In his 42 years at UCR, he shaped the hearts and minds of generations of students, and guided his colleagues across the campus on matters close to...
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Dean's statement regarding the SCOTUS Affirmative Action ruling

As Dean of the College, I stand in full support of today’s statements by UCR and the University of California regarding the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision. Color and race matter in outcomes and we will continue to reduce the barriers to provide a world-class education for all. CHASS will continue to be a center...
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CHASS State of the College 2023

We take this opportunity to celebrate our milestones and look to the future of CHASS. The State of the College presentation was in-person and live-streamed on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 2 p.m., in INTS 1128 . It is a moment of focus, but also a moment of reflection and celebration. Three terms framed a...
Student Speaker 2022

69th Commencement Student Speaker Application

Every year, CHASS invites students to speak to their fellow graduates. This year, the College invites students to speak on the following topic: We in CHASS say that “At Home in the World” is more than just a saying or a slogan. It really represents what it means to be a student of the humanities...
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CHASS Electronic Communications Policy

Colleagues, Pursuant to the University of California Electronic Communications Policy , UCR Policy Number 350-11 on Email Distribution , and the UCR Social Networking Policy Document , the CHASS Office of the Dean adopts the following guidelines for College-wide electronic communications: Communications from the Office of the Dean Non-elective electronic communications from the Office of...
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CHASS announces new faculty promotions

In accordance with a review by UCR’s Academic Personnel Office and the approval of the Office of the Provost , the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) announces the promotion of 22 faculty members, taking effect July 1, 2022. Promotions include four faculty members who have been promoted to Distinguished Professor, three promoted...
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CHASS Workplace Strategic Flexibility 2022-2023

CHASS staff and supervisors, As we approach the beginning of the fall academic quarter, we take many of the lessons learned since March 2020 and begin applying them to a long-term vision of how and where work is performed in support of our College mission to advance educational opportunity and world-class research in Inland Southern...
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CHASS Leadership Announcement

Colleagues, With great pleasure, I announce three important additions to our CHASS leadership structure. All three of these leaders will bolster their respective talented and dedicated teams. Please join me in congratulating Cova, Jeff, and Leigh on their new roles. Yours sincerely, Daryle Williams Professor of History and Dean College of the Humanities, Arts, and...