Initiatives and programs supporting UIC's academic mission. Break Through Tech Chicago Initiative to propel women into higher education and tech careers, with the goal of achieving gender equality in tech. Campus Conversation Monthly presentations with the opportunity for discussion about important issues that affect the lives of our students. Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence Supports all members of the UIC community who have a teaching role, including faculty and teaching assistants. Cluster Hire Initiative Initiative to Increase Diversity and the Interdisciplinary Culture at UIC. East + West Research Mixer Series Series of events to increase communication among faculty on research topics to foster multidisciplinary collaboration. Engaged Humanities Initiative Initiative to expand the opportunities for undergraduate research in the humanities. Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program Designed for tenured associate and full professors interested in learning about higher-ed administration. General Education at UIC Initiative to review and revise General Education. Mid-Career Faculty Writing Program Designed to assist tenured Associate Professors with time and space to write. Online Instructional Resources Resources for faculty teaching online. Policy on Policies University-level policy library as well as resources and tools related to the policy development process. Search Committee Training Training for anyone who serves on a faculty search committee. Social Justice Initiative SJI helps young people develop critical thinking and research skills to make them more effective social change agents. Student Academic Resources A variety of resources to help students achieve academic success. Task Force on Immigration Issues Addresses changes in state and federal policy involving immigration and undocumented students. 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.