Campus Conversation Feb. 1, 2017 – A First Look at the Trump Administration: Immigration and Constitutional Law

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

We will continue our year-long Campus Conversation series this semester with a panel discussion titled, “What’s Going on and Why? A First Look at the Trump Administration: Immigration and Constitutional Law.” The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, February 1, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East, in Illinois Rooms A&B on the third floor. The panel members…


Introducing UIC International

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Happy New Year! I hope that you have had a good winter break. Although regular classes do not begin again until next week, today is the first day of classes for the accelerator programs for the first cohort of UIC International students. UIC International was created by an agreement between UIC and Shorelight International to form an innovative partnership that supports the…


Neal McCrillis Appointed Vice Provost for International Affairs

I am pleased to announce that Neal R. McCrillis will become the Vice Provost for International Affairs at UIC, effective March 1, 2017, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Dr. McCrillis is currently the Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Eminent Scholar Chair of International Education, Executive Director of the Center for International Education, and Associate Professor of History at Columbus State University…


Campus Conversation Series: Spring 2017

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

With the presidential election and its potential implications looming large in the news and in our lives, I would like to announce that we will continue our year-long Campus Conversation series in 2017. The first presentation will be a panel discussion titled, What’s Going on and Why? A First Look at the Trump Administration: Immigration and Constitutional Law.  The panel discussion will…


New Position Announcement: Associate Provost/Chief of Staff

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As I indicated in a previous email, I am creating a new position in my office called the Associate Provost and Chief of Staff. This person will be a high-level advisor to me and a participant in the wide-ranging work of academic affairs, including initiatives and…


Academic Affairs Realignments

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I write to tell you about several organizational changes that will take place over the coming year in Academic Affairs, and to let you know about a new position that is being created.

We are currently in the finalist stage of the search for the leader of the newly created Office of Vice Provost for International Affairs. I hope that you have had…


Campus Conversation Nov. 9: Can We Imagine a More Just Future?

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

I write to remind you that part two of our November Campus Conversation on The World Around Us: Immigration, Migration & Displacement: Walls and Bridges will occur Wednesday, November 9 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East – Room 302.

This event is an open forum titled Can We Imagine a More Just Future? The open forum follows a…


Campus Conversation: Nov. 2 Panel Discussion Video

The World Around Us: Immigration, Migration & Displacement: Walls and Bridges

Panel Discussion: What is Going on and Why?
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn B


Reports on Policies that Create Unnecessary Barriers

Dear Faculty and Staff,

This is the monthly email back to you about the reports of policies and procedures that are perceived to create unnecessary barriers to faculty and staff activities. This is a new initiative described in an email to campus on September 6, 2016. For September, we received approximately 30 reports of policies and procedures that are creating unnecessary barriers or not functioning…


Search for Vice Provost for International Affairs (VPIA): Finalists Announced

I am pleased to announce that three finalists for the new position of Vice Provost for International Affairs (VPIA) will be visiting the campus to interview over the next two weeks. I invite and encourage you to attend their public presentations, meet them and provide feedback.

The VPIA is an important new role at UIC.

This new vice provost will lead the campus in developing strategies to…