UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/official.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:02:53 -0500 60 UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements President's Office: Welcome Students August 26, 2016<br /><br />Dear students:<br /><br />I am delighted to welcome you to our 2016-17 academic year on behalf of the University of Illinois System.<br /><br />You may not realize it, but you are part of a bigger family that stretches far beyond the universities you call home. The U of I System touches literally every corner of our state, through its three universities in Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign; regional campuses in Peoria, Rockford and the Quad Cities; a major health education and clinical enterprise; and an Extension network that takes our scholarship into every county.<br /><br />Our global reputation for excellence, outstanding faculty and rich culture of diversity attract top students from around the world. This fall, System-wide enrollment could again top 80,000 students, perhaps eclipsing last fall’s record and more than the population of Illinois’ 12th largest city, Bloomington.<br /><br />The U of I System continues to flourish despite uncertainty over state funding, thanks to ongoing cost-saving efforts that put the needs of our students first. Students are the very core of our mission and my presidency is dedicated to all of you. Leadership, faculty and staff across the System will work to ensure an educational experience that transforms lives and provides a degree that is forever synonymous with pride, respect and opportunity.<br /><br />In fact, we are committed to exceed the high expectations that brought you here, through a new System-wide Strategic Framework (https://www.uillinois.edu/strategic_framework) that will serve as our roadmap to an even brighter tomorrow. It sets ambitious goals to better serve you – in our classrooms and through programs that have already pushed our completion rates above national averages and driven strong career opportunities for our students.<br /><br />I am grateful for the trust you have placed in us, and hope you take advantage of everything the University System has to offer, in your studies and beyond. What you learn here will serve you for a lifetime. Enjoy the ride, and don’t forget to have some fun along the way.<br /><br />I wish you all the best and I thank you and your family for choosing the University of Illinois.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Tim officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:47:15 -0500 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:47:15 -0500 UIC Scholarships Available for 2016-17 Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0826_scholarships_fs.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Colleagues,<br /><br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is accepting applications from current Junior and Senior Undergraduate students for the Undergraduate UIC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship. The award is $2,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year. I ask that you encourage students to give consideration to this opportunity.<br /><br />Information about the scholarship and the online application is available through UIC SnAP, the campus-wide scholarship management system. Students must login at [https://uic.academicworks.com] and complete the general application before addressing criteria specific to this opportunity.<br /><br />The application deadline is Friday, September 9. If you have any questions about this scholarship or the application process, please contact Kara Holloway at (312) 996-7140 or ovcsa@uic.edu.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:08:00 -0500 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:08:00 -0500 UIC Scholarships Available for 2016-17 Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0826_scholarships.html]<br /><br /> <br />UIC Junior and Senior Undergraduate Students,<br /><br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is accepting applications for the Undergraduate UIC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship. The award is $2,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year. I encourage you to give consideration to this opportunity.<br /><br />Information about the scholarship and the online application is available through UIC SnAP, the campus-wide scholarship management system. Login at [https://uic.academicworks.com] and complete the general application before addressing criteria specific to this opportunity.<br /><br />The application deadline is Friday, September 9. If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process, please contact Kara Holloway at (312) 996-7140 or ovcsa@uic.edu.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Barbara Henley <br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:05:02 -0500 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:05:02 -0500 Message from the Provost Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0825_provost.html] <br /> <br />As we return to campus this semester, many of us come back with strong feelings, thoughts, ideas and questions about events that have been in the news these past few months. Violence, racism, terrorist attacks, and the role of law enforcement have come across our screens and over the radio in a seemingly endless news cycle.<br /><br />Our university is in a great position to bring people together and use our expertise to help our students, faculty and staff to try to understand these events in context and to provide a safe space where conversation can occur and diverse viewpoints can be shared and considered.<br /><br />The Office of the Provost is sponsoring a year-long Campus Conversation. Each month, the series will have two parts. First, there will be a formal lecture or panel discussion on the topic of the month that will focus on the social, political, economic, and historical causes and context of the topic. This will be followed a week or two later by an open forum on the same topic that will provide more opportunity for conversations and dialogue. <br /><br />The title of this year’s Campus Conversation is: What’s Going On and Why: How Can We Imagine a More Just Future? By studying and discussing these questions together, we can work towards a better understanding of the world we live in today and help chart a course towards a more peaceful future. The Campus Conversation will kick off on September 14th with a focus on the events of the Summer of 2016. Below is the schedule for the September events, and the topics for October and November. More details on those topics will follow soon. The conversation will continue next semester.<br /><br /><br /><br />Campus Conversation topics:<br /><br />SEPTEMBER:<br /><br />Panel Discussion: What is Going on and Why? – The Summer of 2016: Race, Police and Violence<br />Date: Wednesday, September 14, Noon – 1:00 pm<br />Location: Student Center East Cardinal Room<br /><br />Open Forum: The Summer of 2016 – Can We Imagine a More Just Future?<br />Date: Wednesday, September 21, Noon – 1:00 pm<br />Location: Student Center East Room 605<br /><br />OCTOBER:<br /><br />Lecture/Panel Discussion: What is Going On and Why? – The Election of 2016: Engagement, Conflict & the Common Good<br /><br />Open Forum: The Election of 2016: Engagement, Conflict & the Common Good: Can We Imagine a More Just Future?<br /><br />NOVEMBER:<br /><br />Lecture/Panel Discussion: What is Going On and Why? – The World Around Us: Immigration, Migration & Displacement: Walls & Bridges<br /><br />Open Forum: The World Around Us: Immigration, Migration & Displacement: Walls & Bridges: Can We Imagine a More Just Future?<br /><br /><br /><br />I hope you will join me and your fellow students, faculty and staff for these campus conversations.<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:24:18 -0500 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:24:18 -0500 Construction Around Campus Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0823_construction.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Construction continues in and around the UIC Campus, with five UIC repair and renovation projects in addition to the Byrne Interchange reconstruction, City of Chicago Water Main Replacement, and Harrison Street resurfacing projects.<br /><br />University Hall façade repair will restore the building's exterior concrete; replace the windows on the 28th Floor; and re-roof the ledges on floors 3 through 28. Perimeter fencing has been installed for your protection. The east-west walkway immediately south of the building will soon be closed and remain so for the duration of the project. The main east-west walkway a few feet further south will remain open. Several of the diagonal walkways on the west side of the building will also be closed. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2018.<br /><br />CUPPA Hall foundation and interior restoration, including foundation stabilization, new windows throughout the building, and brick façade repairs, will continue through November. The CUPPA Hall entrance will be closed from time to time, and access will be through the Art and Exhibition Hall (AEH). Please do not pass through barricades and work zones.<br /><br />The Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building repairs include façade and interior work. Brickwork and tuck-pointing on the east and south sides of the building are underway. The façade should be completed by late September. Repairs of office interiors that were damaged from the façade failure is expected to finish by late October. Avoid the area under scaffolds near Congress Parkway.<br /><br />Parking Lot 1A, immediately west of the Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB), is closed while undergoing a complete reconstruction. New subsurface, drainage, permeable and concrete pavement, LED lighting, solar picnic table, and gates are part of the renovation. The lot is expected to reopen in mid-September. Additional landscaping will be installed in the spring.<br /><br />Harrison Street Crosswalk construction will add a pedestrian traffic control light mid-block to help the thousands of students, faculty and staff to cross Harrison Street to the Blue Line, CUPPA Hall and Art and Exhibition Hall (AEH). The project is set to begin soon and should be completed by early November.<br /><br />Harrison Street Water Main project has re-routed traffic to one side of Harrison between Halsted and Ashland for installation of a new 12-inch water main replacing piping that is over 100 years old. Detours will be needed as crews tie in the new line to various campus buildings. The City is planning a one-week shutdown of Harrison between Halsted and Morgan to tie the line across the north side of Harrison. More information will be shared prior to the closure.<br /><br />Byrne Interchange reconstruction continues, with the Taylor Street Bridge reconstruction over half completed. The bridge is expected to be completed and open for vehicles in late November. The flyover ramp is a new two-lane bridge with two 12-ft.wide lanes that begin just south of Roosevelt Road on northbound I-90/94 and cross Harrison Street, I-90/94, I-290 and Halsted Street and end near Morgan Street on westbound I-290. Construction should be completed in the spring.<br /><br />Please follow all detour directions and exercise caution when proceeding through work zones.<br /><br />Michael Landek<br />Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:29:06 -0500 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:29:06 -0500 Message from the Chancellor Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2016_0819_welcome_back.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,<br /><br />I hope you have enjoyed a productive and relaxing summer. As we begin a new academic year, I am delighted to welcome everyone back to UIC and offer my congratulations to our new and transfer students, as well as our new faculty members – you all have made a great choice in UIC! To that I would also add a warm welcome to our academic family of UIC students, faculty and staff in Rockford, the Quad Cities, Peoria, Springfield and Urbana.<br /><br />Each fall, the anticipation that accompanies move-in days and the return of students to campus is felt everywhere, and it was great to have personally shared the experience with our Provost Susan Poser and many other members of UIC’s enthusiastic staff again this year. Summer in Chicago has been wonderful, but with the beginning of the academic year today, I can really feel the passion we share for this city and university. Within UIC's diverse community, which forms the foundation for our institutional character, one theme overrides all – UIC is Chicago and Chicago is UIC.<br /><br />Our enthusiasm for the beginning of the year is tempered somewhat by the challenges we’ve all seen in the local, national and world news. Provost Poser has planned a series of campus conversations about some of the issues we as individuals and as a country are facing. These campus conversations will bring people together to learn about these issues in context, and provide a safe space where diverse viewpoints can be heard, and where we – students, faculty, and staff – can engage in discussion. Provost Poser will share information about the upcoming gatherings later this week.<br /><br />As we begin an exciting year at UIC, there is plenty of recent news to make us all proud. Please visit the UIC website to read some of the latest on our research, accomplishments, and other news that will remind you that you are a member of one of the top public research universities in the nation. (http://uic.edu)<br /><br />For those of you that are new students and joined us yesterday at the UIC Convocation ceremony, I hope you had as good a time as I did! I know we will continue the bond we share as members of the UIC community, from today, to the time I shake your hands and congratulate you on your graduation, and then as lifelong members of our outstanding and accomplished family of UIC alumni.<br /><br />I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all of our faculty and staff for everything they do to enhance our students’ educational experience, and the research, service and care they provide at UIC.<br /><br />Best wishes to everyone for a successful year ahead.<br /><br />GO FLAMES!<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:45:03 -0500 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:45:03 -0500 Campus Shuttle Re-Routes Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0819_shuttle.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Modifications to the campus shuttle services have been implemented due to the City’s ongoing Harrison Street water-main project. All three shuttle routes have been impacted.<br /><br />The East Side Shuttle Service has been suspended during the water-main project, and an additional bus will be added to the Intracampus re-route. Visit the UIC Transportation Services website [http://fmweb.fm.uic.edu/Trans/buses.aspx] for further information. <br /><br />Please exercise caution when walking or driving through the work zones.<br /><br />Pablo Acevedo<br />Associate Director for Facilities Management<br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:59:06 -0500 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:59:06 -0500 UIC Student Affairs Learning Outcomes Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0818_student_affairs.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Colleagues,<br /><br />As a new semester is about to begin, UIC Student Affairs recognizes that student learning happens throughout the campus in multiple contexts, and we are an active and contributing partner in that endeavor. I am pleased to share with you that UIC Student Affairs has completed the first two phases of the development of a comprehensive set of learning outcomes that will become the foundation of our work with students. UIC Student Affairs provides a myriad of out of the classroom opportunities which serve as an experiential learning laboratory in which students engage throughout their college experience and where they apply and connect what is learned both in and outside the classroom. <br /><br />To futher define learning outside of the classroom/co-curricular learning, four divisional learning domains and student learning outcome statements have been developed that articulate the learning that occurs through the programs and services provided by UIC Student Affairs. Recognizing the student experience involves moving in and out of programs and across units over a cumulative and collective period of time, four levels of learning (Divisional, Departmental, Programmatic, and Activity) that inform one another shaped the development of the learning outcomes for Student Affairs. The learning outcomes framework for Student Affairs is based on the premise that students first acquire knowledge related to each learning domain, are given the opportunity to apply the skills learned through their co-curricular experiences, and ultimately integrate these skills into their lives to serve them beyond their time at UIC. Knowledge acquisition, application and integration are inherent, implied, and progressive through the four levels of learning outcomes being developed.<br /><br />The four broad learning domains for UIC Student Affairs that we have adopted include: Cognitive Skills; Resiliency & Practical Skills; Intrapersonal & Interpersonal Development; and Diversity & Social Responsibility. Based on these four learning domains Blooms and Krathwohl’s taxonomy (1956, 2002) was used as the guiding framework to write the divisional learning outcome statement for each learning domain. The Student Affairs learning outcomes for each learning domain follow.<br /><br /><br /><br />Learning Domain <br /><br />(followed by)<br /><br />Student Affairs Learning Outcome Statement<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Cognitive Skills<br /><br />Students who engage with UIC Student Affairs programs and services will be able to evaluate problems, issues, and questions through cognitive strategies to make meaning of their integrated experiences.<br /><br />Resiliency & Practical Skills<br /><br />Students who engage with UIC Student Affairs programs and services will be able to manage personal and professional experiences, behaviors, and skills to confidently achieve life-long success.<br /><br />Intrapersonal & Interpersonal Skills<br /><br />Students who engage with UIC Student Affairs programs and services will be able to construct a personal identity with a sense of self that positively contributes to meaningful, collaborative and interdependent relationships.<br /><br />Diversity & Social Responsibility<br /><br />Students who engage with UIC Student Affairs programs and services will be able to synthesize skills to identify differences with respect to multiple perspectives, while acknowledging and constructively challenging one’s own biases and maintaining a commitment to civic engagement in the pursuit of equity and social change.<br /><br />A UIC Student Affairs working group looked to national experts representing our professional associations such as the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), NASPA- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and ACPA- College Student Educators International. Each association identified broad learning domains on which Student Affairs and higher education should focus their efforts. Care was taken to incorporate the mission of UIC and Student Affairs into the selection and naming of the learning domains most salient to UIC Student Affairs and where we contribute collectively across multiple units within our portfolio. <br /><br />Please visit the UIC Student Affairs website in the coming month to learn more about this initiative including the departmental level learning outcomes that roll up to each divisional learning domain. We are proud to serve our students and to be partners in the UIC learning enterprise.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:44:23 -0500 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:44:23 -0500 Public Safety Update To UIC Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force has arrested a juvenile suspect in a recent robbery that occurred on campus. The arrest was made seven miles from campus on the South Side on Aug. 15.<br /><br />The 14-year-old suspect was identified by the victim as the offender who stole her purse at gunpoint in a UIC parking garage on Aug. 9. He will be charged as a juvenile with armed robbery with a firearm.<br /><br />The investigation is ongoing.<br /><br />Chief Kevin Booker<br />UIC Police officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:14:49 -0500 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:14:49 -0500 Calendar of University Holidays and Religious Observances Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0818_calendar.html]<br /> <br /> <br />University Holidays and Religious Observances, Fall 2016 - Summer 2018<br /><br />In planning ahead for the academic year, remember that many religious groups make up our campus community. The UIC Senate Policy on religious holidays (approved May 25, 1988) is below:<br /><br />"The faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago shall make every effort to avoid scheduling examinations or requiring that student projects be turned in or completed on religious holidays. Students who wish to observe their religious holidays shall notify the faculty member by the tenth day of the semester of the date when they will be absent unless the religious holiday is observed on or before the tenth day of the semester. In such cases, the students shall notify the faculty member at least five days in advance of the date when he/she will be absent. The faculty member shall make every reasonable effort to honor the request, not penalize the student for missing the class, and if an examination or project is due during the absence, give the student an exam or assignment equivalent to the one completed by those students in attendance. If the student feels aggrieved, he/she may request remedy through the campus grievance procedure."<br /><br /><br />A few reminders are noted below to help faculty in respecting religious observance while maintaining academic standards and requirements:<br /><br />*Outline course obligations, dates, and foreseen calendar of examination(s) as early as possible.<br /><br />*Instruct students to inform you of any conflicts in accordance with the policy detailed below.<br /><br />*There may be accommodation requests neither dictated by calendar dates nor foreseen at the beginning of the semester as contemplated by the stated Senate Policy. In such cases, students should be informed that they should request an accommodation as soon as they become aware of the need.<br /><br />*Students should not be required to supply verification of their attendance at religious services in order to qualify for an accommodation.<br /><br /><br />The University Holidays and Religious Observances calendar is online [http://oae.uic.edu/docs/ReligiousHolidaysAY20162018.pdf]. The list comprises national holidays recognized by the University as well as religious days of special observance that may prohibit a person from performing work. Please keep in mind this list is not exhaustive.<br /><br />If you have questions, contact Danielle Earls, Title IX and Equity Compliance Specialist in the Office for Access and Equity, at 312-996-8670 or visit [http://oae.uic.edu/].<br /><br /><br />Caryn A. Bills<br />Associate Chancellor for Access and Equity<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:28:11 -0500 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:28:11 -0500 Payment Plan enrollment deadline Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0817_payment.html]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Dear Student,<br /><br />Enrollment in the 2016-2017 Payment Plan is available. If you would like to utilize the 10-month Annual or the 4-month Fall Semester Payment Plan option, the enrollment deadline is August 19. After August 19, options available will be 9- and 8-month Annual Payment Plans 3- and 2-month Fall Semester Payment Plans.<br /><br />Enrollment in the Payment Plan is optional and is an alternative to the regular University payment policy. Payment Plan payments are automatically deducted from a checking or savings account electronically each month. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and enrollment instructions, visit our Payment Plan web page at: http://paymybill.uillinois.edu/PaymentPlan.<br /><br />Please disregard this message if you are currently enrolled in the Annual 2016-2017 or Fall 2016 Payment Plan.<br /><br />Customer Service<br />University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations<br />Phone (312) 996-8574<br />Email : usfscohelp@uillinois.edu<br />Website: http://paymybill.uillinois.edu<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:18:35 -0500 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:18:35 -0500 Updating Direct Deposit Information in NESSIE Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0817_direct_deposit.html]<br /> <br /><br />Effective immediately and until further notice, all Direct Deposit information changes by employees through NESSIE must be made from a computer on a campus network. Therefore, changes to your Direct Deposit information in NESSIE will not be allowed from an outside network connection (internet). This includes all Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections. <br /><br />These changes are considered necessary due to the increased risk of phishing attacks on University of Illinois employees. University Payroll and Benefits is aware that this approach may be inconvenient for some. The University is working toward a more convenient solution for updating Direct Deposit information in NESSIE, for implementation this fall. The solution will contain additional security features, and you will receive further information when it becomes available. For questions about updating Direct Deposit Information in NESSIE, please contact University Payroll & Benefits: <br /><br />• Email: payinq@uillinois.edu<br />• Urbana: 217-265-6363<br />• Chicago: 312-996-7200<br />• Springfield: 217-206-7144 or 217-206-7211<br /><br />Jim Davito<br />Executive Director, University Payroll & Benefits<br /><br /><br /><br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:10:02 -0500 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:10:02 -0500 Optional Preferred First Name Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0816_preferred_first_name_student.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Student:<br /><br />All campuses of the University of Illinois now permit you to use an optional Preferred First Name. UIC students can enter a Preferred First Name, update an existing Preferred First Name, or delete an existing Preferred First Name through Banner Self-Service via the my.UIC.edu portal. Under the Academics tab, select Records, then log in to the Student Self-Service Records menu.<br /><br />Using a name other than your legal first name is completely optional. If you select a Preferred First Name, faculty will see your Preferred First Name in Faculty Self-Service rosters and related learning management systems. <br /><br /><br /><br />Where will the Preferred First Name display?<br /><br /><br />Changes in Banner:<br /><br />1. Banner Forms<br /><br />The Preferred First Name will be in parentheses at the end of the legal name in the keyblock of some Banner forms.<br /><br />2. Banner Self-Service<br /><br />Students will see both their legal name and their Preferred First Name in parentheses throughout Student Self-Service. Students will only see their legal name on the Graduation Information page.<br /><br />Faculty should only see a student’s Preferred First Name if they have selected one, otherwise the legal first name.<br /><br />Advisors will see both the Preferred First Name and the legal first name.<br /><br />3.Class Roster<br /><br />The class roster will display the Preferred First Name if the student has selected one, otherwise the legal first name.<br /><br /><br /><br />Changes outside of Banner:<br /><br />1. Learning Management Systems (for example: Blackboard, Compass, and Moodle)<br /><br />2. Online directories/phonebooks<br /><br />3. I-card (targeted for implementation in October 2017.) The front of the I-card will show your Preferred First Name and legal last name, if one is chosen. The backside of the I-card will display the full legal name in a smaller font.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Preferred First Name will NOT display on transcripts, the diploma, or other documents where full legal name is required.<br /><br />We are looking forward to this improved level of service for students. If you have questions, contact the Registration Help Line at 312-996-8600. See [https://www.uillinois.edu/about/policies/preferred_first_name_statement] for more information on Preferred First Name as well.<br /><br />Robert Dixon<br />UIC Registrar<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:07:17 -0500 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:07:17 -0500 Optional Preferred First Name for students Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0816_preferred_first_name.html]<br /> <br /> <br /><br />Dear Faculty and Staff:<br /><br />All campuses of the University now enable students to use a Preferred First Name if they choose. UIC students will be able to enter a Preferred First Name, update an existing Preferred First Name, or delete an existing Preferred First Name through Banner Self-Service via the my.UIC.edu portal.<br /><br />The option for students to be known by a name other than their legal first name will benefit the transgender community, the international community, and other students who go by a name other than their legal first name. If a student has selected a Preferred First Name, faculty will see the student’s Preferred First Name in Faculty Self-Service rosters or related learning management systems.<br /><br />The Preferred First Name will be stored on SPAIDEN in Banner Administrative Forms. Searching in Banner for a student by a Preferred First Name will return a student record when a user searches using the Preferred First Name and last name. <br /><br /><br /><br />Where will the Preferred First Name display?<br /><br /><br /><br />Changes in Banner:<br /><br />1. Banner Forms<br /><br />* The Preferred First Name will be in parentheses at the end of the legal name in the keyblock of some Banner forms. (SPAIDEN, SRARECR, SAAADMS, SGASTDN, SFAREGS, and SHADEGR)<br /><br /><br />2. Banner Self-Service<br /><br />*Students will see both their legal name and their Preferred First Name in parentheses throughout Student Self-Service. Students will only see their legal name on the Graduation Information page.<br /><br />*Faculty should only see a student’s Preferred First Name if they have selected one, otherwise the legal first name.<br /><br />*Advisors will see a student’s Preferred First Name most of the time, but if they drill into student data, such as transcripts, they will see both the Preferred First Name and the legal first name.<br /><br />3. Class Roster (SFRSLST)<br /><br />*The class roster will display the Preferred First Name if the student has selected one, otherwise the legal first name.<br /><br /><br /><br />Changes outside of Banner:<br /><br />1. Learning Management Systems (for example: Blackboard, Compass and Moodle)<br /><br />2. Online directories/phonebooks<br /><br />3. I-card (targeted for implementation in October 2017). The front of the I-card will show the student’s Preferred First Name, if one is chosen, and legal last name. The backside of the I-card will display the full legal name in a smaller font.<br /><br /><br /><br />We are looking forward to this improved level of service for students. If there are questions as we move to offering a Preferred First Name for students, you may contact me or the Registration Help Line at 312-996-8600. See [https://www.uillinois.edu/about/policies/preferred_first_name_statement] for more information on Preferred First Name as well.<br /><br />Robert Dixon<br />Registrar<br /><br /><br /><br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:02:30 -0500 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:02:30 -0500 Message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2016_0815_vcha.html]<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />It is with reluctance that I write to announce that Dr. Paul Brandt-Rauf, Dean of the School of Public Health, has informed me that he will leave UIC to become the Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University, effective February 1.<br /><br />Dr. Brandt-Rauf joined UIC as Dean of the School of Public Health in 2008. During his tenure, the School has expanded existing programs and launched vital new academic, research and service programs. The School has established an innovative undergraduate program in public health, launched a new integrated core curriculum in the master’s program in public health, and converted the doctorate of public health into an online degree in public health leadership for practicing professionals, with significant increases in enrollment. <br /><br />The School has successfully recruited outstanding new faculty, including a significant increase in underrepresented minority faculty, who are making major contributions to the teaching and research. Research efforts have been aided by new faculty-mentoring programs and pilot funding opportunities leading to increased external funding. The School now perennially ranks as one of UIC’s highest for research dollars per faculty member and is in the top ten nationally among schools of public health for this metric. <br /><br />In addition to growth in the number of educational, research and service partnerships in Chicago, across Illinois and nationally, the School’s global health programs have grown tremendously and currently involve over 70 partners in 44 countries. Relationships with local and state agencies and community partners have been strengthened; a training program with the Peace Corps was initiated; AIDS prevention programs and violence prevention programs have been significantly expanded; and a new Coordinating Center for Public Health Practice was established. The School was recently reaccredited for a full seven-year term. In addition, the School’s endowment has tripled under Dean Brandt-Rauf, and the School’s first three endowed professorships were established.<br /><br />I hope you will join me in thanking Dean Brandt-Rauf for his many contributions to the School of Public Health and UIC. We wish him continued success. In the coming weeks, I will appoint an interim dean and commence a national search to identify Dr. Brandt-Rauf’s successor. <br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Robert A. Barish<br />Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:15:35 -0500 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:15:35 -0500