COVID-19 Academic Event and Faculty Travel Approval (From Provost Office)

A message from the Office of the Provost


Dear Council of Deans and Assistants:

In an effort to streamline our process of communicating approvals or policy updates in relation to academic events and faculty travel, we have created a new online form. This should provide us with all the information we need to track events and travel and to communicate with staff and faculty in a timely manner about any events or travel plans that they submit for approval.

The link can be accessed here:

If you have individual faculty traveling who would like an exemption from the Provost’s Office to give them permission to travel, they should fill out this form. However, we do strongly encourage them to consider remote options and/or postponement if at all possible.

As this situation has evolved, we have been working to create a better process to gather the information we need so that we can provide up-to-date information as and when guidelines are updated. Thank you for working with us to help make sure we have all the details we need to communicate effectively in relation to academic events and travel.


Best regards,

Jeffrey Shoulson


Jeffrey Shoulson, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Academic Operations

Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Professor of English

University of Connecticut

352 Mansfield Road, Unit 1086

Storrs, CT 06268-1086