Provost Communications

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…

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…

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…

IRB processes for low or minimal risk research

IRB processes for low or minimal risk research. The IRB is undergoing review by the Business Process Improvement unit at the University with the goal of making the process more efficient.

Length of time for legal review of research contracts

The legal review of research contracts takes too long, and sometimes it takes so long that funding is lost. The Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for…

Paying international scholars

Several people reported difficulty in bringing in and paying international scholars who are invited to UIC by our faculty. We are investigating this issue.

Procurement system problems

There were reports of problems arising out of the procurement system. These are under review.