Chancellors’ Cluster Initiative to Increase Diversity and the Interdisciplinary Culture at UIC
Provost Announcement 10/10/11:
Deadline Extended: Clusters Initiative
The deadline for submission of proposals for the Chancellors’ Cluster Initiative to Increase Diversity and the Interdisciplinary Culture at UIC (see original announcement below) has been extended by two weeks to November 15, 2011.Proposals should be submitted electronically after college review to Danielle Smith, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lon S. Kaufman
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
Chancellor's Announcement 9/14/11:
UIC has a compelling academic and administrative interest in achieving diversity in all aspects of the campus. The CHANCELLORS CLUSTER INITIATIVE TO INCREASE DIVERSITY AND THE INTERDISCIPLINARY CULTURE AT UIC will seek to cultivate diverse leadership in our academic programs and units, enhance the educational experience of our students and foster the scholarly, creative and research activities of our faculty by broadening the array of backgrounds, ideas and disciplines represented among our faculty.
The document attached will explain the Request for Proposal (RFP) guidelines, submission requirements, evaluation process and funding options. Please take the time to read through the material thoroughly. I have also made this document available on my webpage to reference at your convenience: www.chancellor.uic.edu/ClusterInitiative.pdf
Timelines are as follows:
- November 1, 2011: Due date for proposal submission
- November/December 2011: Review panel will evaluate proposals and make recommendations to the Chancellor and Provost
- December 2011/January 2012: Chancellor and Provost will review and decide charter clusters
- January/February 2012: Awards will be announced
We are very enthusiastic about this initiative. We believe that it provides a solid road map to meeting our aspirations of a campus faculty that better represents the UIC student/staff/patient community and in so doing, greatly supports our mission and vision going forward. We hope this initiative will be well received and look forward to your thoughtful and engaging proposals.
Please contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost with questions.
Vice President of the University of Illinois
Chancellor of the Chicago Campus
John Corbally Presidential Professor