Faculty and Staff Resources
The College's central administrative offices help faculty and staff in College departments navigate, implement, and administer academic business procedures and best practices. Find what you need right here.
Find contact information for CLAS offices and individual staff members of the Dean's Office.
View a list of College committees and membership.
View CLAS policies and frequently asked questions related to maintaining educational experiences, research quality, and community health during COVID-19.
CLAS is dedicated to the ongoing work of building and supporting inclusion at all levels. Learn more about our initiatives.
Developed by the Dean's Office, CLAS guidelines and procedures address common questions and supplement University by-laws; the rules and regulations of the University Senate; and relevant University Human Resources policies and procedures.
View the archives of our newsletter for faculty and staff of the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
CLAS is committed to building an academic environment where employees feel valued and can thrive, and is launching new initiatives to provide resources for building strong mentoring relationships.
Developed during the 2019-2020 academic year, the CLAS Strategic Plan articulates what we do, the values that guide our work, what we intend to become by 2025, and the path we will take to reach that vision.
Administrative Offices and Units
CLAS Shared Services Center
The CLAS Shared Services Center provides College employees with the tools and information they need to make effective decisions on human, physical, fiscal, and research resources. Their offices include:
The Business Center oversees the College's administrative and non-research fiscal activity. The Center helps CLAS employees to manage their budgets, purchases, staffing, data, and more. The Center is committed to developing new systems that improve efficiency, including in-house business applications.
CLAS Facilities oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the College's buildings, classrooms, and research spaces. CLAS Facilities can help the College’s faculty, staff, and researchers with common requests like building access, moves, and renovations. They also serve as the primary liaisons between the College and UConn Facilities Operations.
Grant Management Services (GMS) assists researchers as they apply for, secure, and track their funding awards. GMS staff members help grant applicants prepare their proposals, develop budgets, and interface with other offices on campus. They also support CLAS employees once they secure their awards by providing guidance on finances and reporting.
The CLAS Advancement Team is made up of College and Foundation employees working together to inform stakeholders of College successes; engage alumni and friends in the College community; and foster support of the College’s faculty, students, and initiatives. These offices include:
Office of Communications
The mission of the CLAS Office of Communications is to build the reputation and community of the College by telling the stories of College successes and the people behind them.
Housed in the CLAS Dean's Office, the communications team serves the administrators, faculty, students, and alumni of the College by:
- Telling the success stories of the College community
- Executing College-level communications and marketing initiatives, including executive communications support
- Designing and producing College promotional materials, such as flyers, websites, presentations, promotional materials, and videos
- Communicating strategically with external College constituents
- Consulting with CLAS departments and programs on their communications efforts, including e-communications, websites, social media, branding, donor relations, and stewardship
- Maintaining a dynamic CLAS website and social media presence
To learn more, please contact the Director of Communications.
Office of Alumni Relations
The CLAS Office of Alumni Relations works to strengthen the engagement of alumni with the College and the University. As a division of the UConn Foundation, the Office supports the Foundation’s mission to strengthen UConn, one relationship at a time. Its duties include:
- Fostering alumni participation and positive experiences with the College through lifelong learning events, such as its signature program, the CLAS College Experience
- Connecting alumni and students for mutual benefit in enhancing career prospects, through such initiatives as the CLAS career events and the Career Advisor Program
- Working with CLAS departments and faculty on best practices for reaching out to and engaging their alumni
To learn more, please contact the Director of Alumni Relations.
Office of Development
The CLAS Office of Development works to secure philanthropic gifts to enhance College priorities and initiatives. As a division of the UConn Foundation, the Development team works to:
- Secure private support at the major gift level that will help the College achieve its academic goals
- Build and steward relationships with potential and current donors, including alumni and friends of the College
- Work with College administration to identify and analyze areas of need in the College
- Work with College departments, faculty and staff to engage leadership-level donors in College initiatives
To learn more, please contact the Director of Development.
CLAS Academic Services Center
The CLAS Academic Services Center provides advising and other academic services to CLAS students, staff, and faculty.
Department Advising Directory
The CLAS Academic Services Center oversees a total of 25 full-time professional advisors and over 400 faculty advisors in the College's academic departments. These advisors provide guidance on courses and majors, finding hands-on learning opportunities, exploring career development resources, and more. View a list of advising contacts for each CLAS department.
Academic advisors are staff or faculty members selected by a department to guide students through their major requirements. In most cases, students are assigned an academic advisor when they declare a major. Learn more about the CLAS undergraduate advising process and expectations for advisors and students.
Policies and Forms
In addition to University regulations, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has academic policies on internships, scholastic probation, academic misconduct, and more. View the Center's academic policies page.
Students can access forms for many academic functions, such declaring a major and placing a class on pass/fail, on the CLAS Academic Services Center's website.
The Center offers a general resources page for CLAS undergraduate students, including sections for admitted students, transfer students, and international students.
The Center also collected a list of COVID-19 resources for undergraduate students, including information about how to adjust to online learning, how to get involved on campus, and how to maintain health and wellness during the pandemic.
Have Questions? Contact the Center!
The CLAS Academic Services Center recommends that students make an appointment with an advisor to answer their specific questions. Advising meetings can take place virtually or in person. Students are also encouraged to contact the Center to obtain a dean's signature for academic forms.
Faculty and staff who have advising questions can contact the Center: