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. The UIC John Marshall Law School As UIC’s 16th college, the law school will further UIC’s commitment to public education, scholarship, and research. Engaged Humanities Initiative Initiative to expand the opportunities for undergraduate research in the humanities. 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. Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program Designed for tenured associate and full professors interested in learning about higher-ed administration. Task Force on Immigration Issues Addresses changes in state and federal policy involving immigration and undocumented students. Removing Administrative Barriers Initiative to identify policies and practices that are outdated, inefficient or otherwise create unnecessary barriers. 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. Policy on Policies University-level policy library as well as resources and tools related to the policy development process.