Campus Conversation Thursday, April 6

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Next week we continue our yearlong Campus Conversation series with a panel discussion on The First Amendment and “Speech” on Campus: What’s Going on and Why, on Thursday, April 6, noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center West, Thompson Rooms A and B.

The panel members are:

Sheldon Nahmod, University Distinguished Professor of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago-Kent College…

Campus Conversation Open Forum March 16

Please join us for an Open Forum on Thursday, March 16, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East – Room 302, to discuss and reflect on last week’s Campus Conversation: Civil Liberties and the Trump Administration. The open forum will provide a place for conversation and dialogue on the issues raised by Susan Herman, president of the ACLU, during her talk. This is…

New Vice Provost for International Affairs Neal R. McCrillis

Dear Colleagues:

Several months ago, I announced the appointment of Dr. Neal R. McCrillis as UIC’s new Vice Provost for International Affairs. Last week, we welcomed Dr. McCrillis to our campus when he officially began his appointment on March 1. He comes to us from Columbus State University where he was the Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Eminent Scholar Chair of International Education, Executive Director of the…

Campus Conversation March 7: Civil Liberties and the Trump Administration

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7, we will continue our year-long Campus Conversation series with Civil Liberties and the Trump Administration: What’s Going On and Why?, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East, Cardinal Room. The speaker for this event will be Susan N. Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Information about Susan Herman is available at

This event…

Monthly Office Hours

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

Beginning this month, I will hold monthly office hours in my office, UH 2832. All faculty, student or staff members are welcome to drop in during the 90-minute time period to discuss whatever is on their mind. For this month, the office hours are on Monday, February 20th, 11:30 – 1:00. For the rest of the semester and through the summer,…

Campus Conversation: Feb. 1 Panel Discussion Video

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Last week’s Campus Conversation panel discussion What’s Going on and Why?: A First Look at the Trump Administration: Immigration & Constitutional Law is now available for viewing on the Provost’s Campus Conversation website.

The panel discussion is being followed tomorrow by and on the same topic, Can We Imagine a More Just Future? that will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, February…

Feb. 1 Campus Conversation: Watch Live

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

If you would like to watch today’s Campus Conversation live at noon, please use the following link:

Unfortunately, due to the last minute request, we will not have a sign language interpreter today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Susan Poser

Reminder – Campus Conversation Feb. 1: A First Look at the Trump Administration: Immigration & Constitutional Law

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

This week we will continue our Campus Conversation entitled A First Look at the Trump Administration: Immigration & Constitutional Law. The first part, What’s Going On and Why? will occur tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1, noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East, Illinois Rooms A & B, on the third floor.

The panelists are faculty from Northwestern Law School and the University of Chicago Law School: Daniel Rodriguez, Erin Delaney, and…

Search Committee Training

Beginning in February 2017, the Office for Access and Equity, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, will offer 90-minute workshops several times each month for members of search committees for faculty and faculty/administrator positions at UIC. This workshop will address the search process, issues of implicit bias and stereotypes, as well as other issues…

2017 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

It is my pleasure to announce the 2017 Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award. This award was established in 2011 to recognize professional advisors who have demonstrated exemplary skill in academic advising and a commitment to student success at UIC.

I invite you to nominate an individual who has made a significant contribution to academic advising at UIC by completing the online form…