Initiatives and programs supporting UIC's academic mission. Social Justice Initiative SJI helps young people develop critical thinking and research skills to make them more effective social change agents. Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program Designed for tenured associate and full professors interested in learning about higher-ed administration. Removing Administrative Barriers Initiative to identify policies and practices that are outdated, inefficient or otherwise create unnecessary barriers. Campus Conversation Monthly presentations with the opportunity for discussion about important issues that affect the lives of our students. East + West Research Mixer Series Series of events to increase communication among faculty on research topics to foster multidisciplinary collaboration. Search Committee Training Training for anyone who serves on a faculty search committee. Mid-Career Faculty Writing Program Designed to assist tenured Associate Professors with time and space to write. Task Force on Immigration Issues Addresses changes in state and federal policy involving immigration and undocumented students. Policy on Policies University-level policy library as well as resources and tools related to the policy development process.