UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/massmail.rss Campus announcements en-us Fri, 17 May 2013 18:52:23 -0500 60 UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Campus announcements [INFO] GA Opportunities in the Department of Pyschology The Department of Psychology is looking for graduate students interested in Information Technology to provide academic computing service to the department. Details are as follows:<br /><br /><br />System Administration/Help Desk<br /><br />Duties include providing IT support for research, teaching, and administration. Specific responsibilities are (1) assisting daily operations of IT office for the Department, (2) maintaining computer networking system such as installing, troubleshooting, and optimizing computers and networking equipment, and (3) providing technical support for diverse computer related service requests. Additional tasks will be assigned as needed.<br /><br />Hands-on experience with Windows PC, Macintosh OS, LINUX, TCP/IP is required. Technical knowledge of Windows Server OS or equivalent server administration is desirable. Computer programming, ASP.NET, SQL, shell scripting, will be a plus.<br /><br /><br />Software Development/Help Desk<br /><br />Duties include providing IT support for research, teaching, and administration. Specific responsibilities are (1) assisting daily operations of IT office for the Department, (2) maintaining in-house developed applications such as patching, debugging, optimizing, and upgrading, and (3) providing technical support for diverse computer related service requests. Additional tasks will be assigned as needed.<br /><br />Hands-on experience with Windows PC, Macintosh OS, LINUX, TCP/IP is required. Technical knowledge of Windows Server OS or equivalent server environment is desirable. Computer programming, ASP.NET, SQL, shell scripting, will be a plus.<br /><br /><br />For full consideration, email a cover letter and a resume to jhinc@uic.edu. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:53:59 -0500 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:53:59 -0500 [INFO] TechTeach 2015: Call for Proposals The call for proposals is now open for the 2015 TechTeach Conference!<br /><br />If you have had success with a great tool that helps to engage learners or want to share your experience to help others – we are looking for your proposal. We welcome first time presenters as well as veterans. <br /><br />Please visit http://2015.techteach.uic.edu/proposals/ for information on how to submit a proposal. The deadline for submission is September 18, 2015.<br /><br />The TechTeach Conference, taking place on November 17, 2015 in Student Center East, will showcase current successes, challenges, and opportunities in technology-assisted education. It will bring together faculty, staff, and IT professionals who will demonstrate innovative techniques and tools along with the most effective use of technology in teaching and learning.<br /><br />You can see last year’s keynote speech, by Kimberly Lawless, and find more information about the conference at http://2015.techteach.uic.edu.<br /><br />Registration will open in the fall.<br /><br />Contact Information<br />Website: http://2015.techteach.uic.edu <br />Send your comments, questions, or recommendations: techteach@uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:47:14 -0500 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:47:14 -0500 [INFO] UIC Clinical Professionals, register for the 18th Annual HIV Treatment Update CME dinner on September 3rd. Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine presents:<br /><br />18TH ANNUAL MATEP HIV TREATMENT UPDATE:<br />Of the 8th IAS Conference in HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention<br /><br />Thursday, September 3, 2015<br />Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown<br />733 West Madison (@Halsted), Chicago, IL <br />Parking $10.00 (arrive early to avoid valet waiting line)<br />4:30 - 5:30 P.M. Registration, Exhibit, Cash Bar<br />5:30 - 9:15 P.M. Dinner and Program Presentation<br /><br />This program is offered free of charge, register today! <br />Go to http://bit.ly/matep2015.<br /><br />Registration is limited to target audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, advanced practice nurses, and pharmacists.<br /><br />Faculty:<br /><br />Joel Gallant, MD, MPH<br />Medical Director of Specialty Services, Southwest CARE Center<br />“Update on the Clinical Care of People with HIV Disease”<br /><br />Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Adeyemi, MD<br />Associate Professor of Medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) & <br />Associate Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College<br />“New Developments in Hepatitis C Therapy”<br /><br />Reuben Granich, MD, MPH<br />Vice President/Chief Technical Advisor, IAPAC<br />“Progress with the Global HIV Pandemic”<br /><br />John Bartlett, MD<br />Professor of Medicine emeritus, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2013<br />“Observations on the Future of HIV Care”<br /><br />Midwest AIDS Training & Educational Partners (MATEP) Planning Committee:<br />Nathan L. Linsk, PhD <br />Bonnie Lubin, PhD <br />Ricardo A. Rivero, MD, MPH <br />Barbara Schechtman, MPH <br />Renslow Sherer, MD<br />Patrick Tranmer, MD<br /><br />Purpose: To update clinical professionals on the most recent advances in HIV management, familiarize them with advances in antiretroviral therapies and present the latest research regarding the most effective patient care to the HIV infected population.<br /><br />Continuing Education Information<br /><br />Physicians: The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.<br /><br />The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago designates this Live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.<br /><br />Physician CME Fee is $15.00*: This amount will be billed to you at the end of our program year and you will receive the certificate at that time. <br /><br />*If you are employed by UIC, or have an appointment, you qualify for no cost CME certificates. If you are a physician at one of these affiliates you also qualify: Advocate Christ Hospital Medical Center, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, MacNeal Hospital, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital (Evanston), St. Joseph Hospital (Chicago), and Weiss Memorial Hospital.<br /><br /><br />Physician Assistants: MATEC will provide a certificate of attendance at no cost that you can submit to AAPA (http://www.aapa.org/) for credit. <br /><br />Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses: Continuing Nursing Education units will be provided by Kansas City Free Health Clinic, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 3.0 contact hours applicable for RN or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number: TBD <br /><br />Nursing CE Fee is $5.00. Your certificate will be available at the end of the program at the registration area.<br /><br />Your certificate of attendance will be available at the end of the program at the registration area.<br /><br />For questions, or if you require special accommodations to attend, contact Estela Balderas at 312.996.1484 or estela@uic.edu. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:24:21 -0500 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:24:21 -0500 [INFO] Job Announcement- Grad Hourly (DataWarehouse) The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences is looking for graduate students interested in the data warehousing to join the Information Services Data Analytics team. The Data Analytics team manages the UIHHS enterprise data warehouse used by staff, providers and researchers to support the operational processes and quality needs of the hospital and ambulatory clinics.<br /><br />Under direct supervision, this position participates in the facilitation and support of data analytics to support the UI Hospital and Health Sciences System. Assigned projects will include the following: collecting data specifications for reports and subsequently writing a report using Cerner Command Language from the UI Health electronic medical record. Participating in all activities related to the Enterprise data warehouse and the utilization of business intelligence tools. Training will be provided.<br /><br />Hourly time commitment varies on a weekly basis during regular office hours, and continue through the calendar year until the assigned projects are completed.<br /><br />Analyze, define, and document requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, internal and external checks and controls, and outputs. Convert design and specifications into computer code. Design and code screen layouts, graphical user interfaces, printed outputs, and interfaces with other systems. Conduct data quality assessments, prepare data, and create testing strategy, plans and scripts. Create test transactions and run tests to find errors and confirm programs meet specifications. Analyze code to find causes of errors and revise programs. Wire and maintain technical specifications. Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections. Develops, maintains, and validates reports, scorecards, and dashboards in Business Objects and other Business Intelligence tools. Assists in the creation of documentation that defines data standards, requirement specifications, and business processes. Assist in the develo pme nt, customization, and maintenance of a training program for the data warehouse.<br /><br />Required Skills: <br />Must be enrolled in a PhD or Master’s program at UIC<br />Experience with programming in SQL, HTML<br />Knowledge of relational database and query concepts<br />Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server Experience<br />Working knowledge of tools in data warehouse applications possibly including Informatica, SSIS, Business Objects, SSRS, and/or Cognos. Knowledge of system management principles, warehouse development and testing strategies. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Information systems background, specifically programming or data warehousing and computer skills, including basic Microsoft Office proficiency and Critical thinking skills are needed.<br /><br />For consideration, please send resume to tlaws@uic.edu with the subject line of Graduate hourly “Data Warehousing” position. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:23:08 -0500 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:23:08 -0500 [INFO] Registration is open! UIC URBAN FORUM - REMAKING THE URBAN SOCIAL CONTRACT: Health, Energy and the Environment - September 17, 2015 SAVE THE DATE: 2015 UIC URBAN FORUM<br /><br />REMAKING THE URBAN SOCIAL CONTRACT: Health, Energy and the Environment<br />Thursday, September 17, 2015<br />9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.<br /><br />UIC Forum<br />725 W. Roosevelt Road<br />Chicago, IL<br /><br />The politically tumultuous 1960s and early 1970s in the U.S. resulted in national, state and local governments promulgating policies designed to address a host of societal issues, including a degrading environment (e.g., National Environmental Policy Act of 1969), unaffordable health care for the poor and elderly (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare in 1965), and energy conservation (e.g., fuel efficiency standards in 1975). Although a broad commitment to meet these societal issues created a broad social contract among the people, the contract is becoming unraveled and contested even as important advances in these three areas have been undertaken in the past decade. The challenges to the old social compact are most visibly played out in the nation’s metropolitan regions, which generate 85% of the gross domestic product. Attacks on government regulation of health, energy and environment issues coupled with the recent contraction of the economy and challenges to the validity of sc ie ntific inquiry have created a political situation in which metropolitan regions and cities are grappling again with redefining, revising and remaking the social contract that prevailed for nearly half a century. With particular emphasis on the social contracts and political agreements on health, energy and environmental policies of the last 40-50 years, the 2015 UIC Urban Forum focuses on the substantive and philosophical shifts in the urban social contract and examines the remaking of urban social contracts today. <br /><br />Registration is open at www.uicurbanforum.org. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:21:38 -0500 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:21:38 -0500 [INFO] Fall 2015 CTA Ventra U-PASS Distribution FALL 2015 CTA Ventra U-PASS Distribution for the Fall Semester will start on August 19, 2015 and will continue thru September 4, 2015 in the Student Services Building (SSB) 1200 W. Harrison. In order for an existing Ventra U-PASS to activate on August 19, 2014, returning students will need to register for a full-time course load for the Fall Semester by July 31, 2015. Please be aware that if you register late and you use your Ventra U-PASS on Trains or Busses you may end up with a negative balance because your U-PASS was not yet loaded for the Fall Semester.<br /><br />Incoming full time students desiring to pick up a preprinted Ventra U-Pass on August 19, 2015 must also register for a Full Time Course Load of classes by July 31, 2015. If registration occurs after July 31, 2015 students must understand that a Preprinted U- PASS may not be available for them at Distribution on August 19, 2015. It may take 7 to 10 business days to receive your U-PASS after Registration.<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:00:43 -0500 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:00:43 -0500 [INFO] Fulbright Update Dear UIC Faculty,<br /><br />I hope this message finds you well and that you are enjoying your summer. Things are in full swing here at OIA, as the close of the 2016-17 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is just a few days away (August 3). To view a timeline of the review process, visit Fulbright program page http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program?qt-program=3#qt-program<br /><br />For specific information about other available programs please see: http://www.cies.org/programs<br /><br />Here are two announcements to share:<br /><br />1) Deadline Approaching & Hidden Gems: Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program - August 3<br />2) The Fulbright Scholar Program specifically for U.S. faculty, researchers, postdocs and professionals to engage with institutions in Brazil.<br /><br />All the best,<br /><br />Nora Bonnin<br />Office of International Affairs<br />Tel 312 996 5455<br /><br /><br />1) Deadline Approaching & Hidden Gems: Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program - August 3, 2015 The August 3, 2015 deadline for the 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is quickly approaching! If you are unsure of where to begin when selecting an award from the Catalog of Awards, http://catalog.cies.org , you might start by looking at one of the larger programs. With both named and Distinguished Chair awards and broad All Disciplines opportunities, Austria, Brazil, Canada, India, and Spain have an extraordinary number of options. <br /><br />If you are looking for a shorter program explore one of the following options: <br />Fulbright Specialist Program: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-specialist-program<br />Fulbright Global Flex Award: hthttp://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-global-flex-award<br /><br />For applications support and suggestions, join one of the upcoming Virtual Advising Webinars http://www.cies.org/conferences-and-workshops?tid%5B%5D=147<br /><br />2) The Fulbright Scholar Program had in 2013-14 created a similar suite of awards specifically for U.S. faculty, researchers, postdocs and professionals to engage with institutions in Brazil. The U.S. Scholar program to Brazil has identified proposals in the STEM disciplines as a top priority, and welcomes applications in the social sciences and humanities. <br /><br />The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is underway, and is very actively seeking scholars interested in opportunities to Brazil. We encourage UIC faculty to apply their expertise to Fulbright projects in Brazil.<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:39:07 -0500 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:39:07 -0500 [INFO] Fulbright Update Dear UIC Faculty,<br /><br />I hope this message finds you well and that you are enjoying your summer. Things are in full swing here at OIA, as the close of the 2016-17 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is just a few days away (August 3). To view a timeline of the review process, visit Fulbright program page http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program?qt-program=3#qt-program<br /><br />For specific information about other available programs please see: http://www.cies.org/programs<br /><br />Here are two announcements to share:<br /><br />1) Deadline Approaching & Hidden Gems: Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program - August 3<br />2) The Fulbright Scholar Program specifically for U.S. faculty, researchers, postdocs and professionals to engage with institutions in Brazil.<br /><br />All the best,<br /><br />Nora Bonnin<br />Office of International Affairs<br />Tel 312 996 5455<br /><br /><br />1) Deadline Approaching & Hidden Gems: Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program - August 3, 2015<br />The August 3, 2015 deadline for the 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is quickly approaching! If you are unsure of where to begin when selecting an award from the Catalog of Awards, http://catalog.cies.org , you might start by looking at one of the larger programs. With both named and Distinguished Chair awards and broad All Disciplines opportunities, Austria, Brazil, Canada, India, and Spain have an extraordinary number of options. <br /><br />If you are looking for a shorter program explore one of the following options: <br />Fulbright Specialist Program: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-specialist-program<br />Fulbright Global Flex Award: hthttp://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-global-flex-award<br /><br />For applications support and suggestions, join one of the upcoming Virtual Advising Webinars http://www.cies.org/conferences-and-workshops?tid%5B%5D=147<br /><br />2) The Fulbright Scholar Program had in 2013-14 created a similar suite of awards specifically for U.S. faculty, researchers, postdocs and professionals to engage with institutions in Brazil. The U.S. Scholar program to Brazil has identified proposals in the STEM disciplines as a top priority, and welcomes applications in the social sciences and humanities. <br /><br />The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is underway, and is very actively seeking scholars interested in opportunities to Brazil. We encourage UIC faculty to apply their expertise to Fulbright projects in Brazil.<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:20:42 -0500 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:20:42 -0500 [INFO] Job Posting – Director of Finance & Accounting, College of Medicine at Rockford Job Details:<br />Title: Director of Finance and Accounting – College of Medicine at Rockford (Job ID #53669)<br />Category: Academic Professional<br />Location: Rockford<br />Close Date: 8/14/15<br /><br />Job Summary:<br />The Director of Finance and Accounting provides essential financial reporting and guidance to the Regional Dean. Responsible and accountable for all financial and accounting operations; strategic financial planning and budgeting; audit interactions; financial policies, procedures, applicable regulatory compliance, and internal controls, all consistent with the College of Medicine and overall University of Illinois policies and procedures. Collaborate and coordinate with the College of Pharmacy and the College of Nursing on applicable Rockford campus financial and business standards and activities. Promotes the financial well-being of the College by providing budget management, monitoring of appropriate cash balances, exercising executive control over College of Medicine Rockford budgets, and safeguarding all financial assets of the College.<br /><br />Duties:<br />- Responsible for the design, maintenance, and adaptation of all required accounting and financial management systems necessary to provide comprehensive stewardship of the College of Medicine operating assets.<br />- Responsible for the collection and analysis of the College’s financial information. Reports costs and expenditures, offers financial recommendations and advises the Regional Dean on financial decisions.<br />- Oversee and monitor the fiscal activities and performance of the various departments and programs, ensuring compliance with professional accounting standards, rules, regulations, and laws by directing, supervising, and facilitating the preparation and maintenance of required and appropriate financial records, monthly and annual financial reports, and all other financial reporting as may be required by the University.<br />- Provide executive leadership to develop and direct a range of budget planning, execution, and reporting activities. Develop complex cost accounting, cost/benefit analysis and pro-forma statements for management decision making and to evaluate risk.<br />- Possess a broad understanding of all facets of the College of Medicine to work effectively with the Regional Dean, senior administrators, faculty, Department Heads and staff.<br />- Oversee the procurement function for the College including cash receipts management and purchasing.<br />- Direct the daily accounting functions of the College through appropriate technical staff. Oversee all account establishment, obligation, vouchering and payroll processes, account transfers, miscellaneous transfers, student loan payments, petty cash, and revenue accounting. Coordinate all submittal and communications regarding fiscal matters with Chicago campus. Generate all monitoring and reporting for all College sources of funds – State, MSP, Residency, grants, contracts, and others.<br />- Responsible for continuously monitoring, evaluating and communicating the financial status of the MSP so that the information may be acted upon promptly and effectively. Perform quantitative work for the MSP including: developing revenue and cost projections; budgeting; cash flow projection, performance monitoring, reporting, and projection; preparation of various key performance indicator reports; and other reports as required. Develop timely model/options for MSP decision making and problem solving.<br />- Provide oversight and direction to management of the business/financial and administrative operations relative to Managed Care and all other contracts.<br />- Collaborate and coordinate with the College of Pharmacy and the College of Nursing on applicable Rockford campus financial and business standards and activities such as facilities management, grants and contracts. <br />- Oversee the calculation and processing of payments, management reports and analysis of all fund balances. Prepare and analyze monthly roll-up financial reports on all funding sources. Oversee monthly closing process. Prepares year-end and closing entries.<br />- Responsible for managing all aspects of financial internal/external audits of the College and working with the College of Pharmacy and the College of Nursing on any internal/external audit activities as identified needs arise.<br />- Oversee grant and contract budgets including ICR expenditures. Direct grant close-out process while monitoring accounting related issues and transfers.<br />- Interface with various committees including MSP-related committee work, as well as other campus committees and other ad hoc operational groups.<br />- Develop, nurture and maintain professional business relationships with internal and external partners including the leadership of local healthcare systems, governmental and community agencies and other organizations.<br />- Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.<br /><br />Minimum Qualifications:<br />- Master’s degree in business, finance, accounting or public administration required; CPA, MBA, or Healthcare related Master’s degree preferred.<br />- Minimum of seven years of financial leadership experience in the preparation of financial statements and financial planning and/or business administration and management experience.<br />- Experience in a healthcare environment preferred.<br />- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting standards.<br />- Knowledge of Banner accounting system preferred.<br />- Microsoft Office proficiency, particularly Excel, and the ability to utilize various financial systems/databases.<br />- Outstanding communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation skills<br />- Skills in collaborative planning and decision-making, networking, team-building and multi-tasking.<br />- Strong organizational and leadership skills<br /><br />To Apply:<br />For fullest consideration apply by August 14, 2015 through the UIC job board at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=53669. <br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:40:58 -0500 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:40:58 -0500 [INFO] Faculty Affairs Announces Teaching Awards for 2015-2016 Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />The Teacher Excellence Review Committee (TERC), formally the Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the 2015-2016 teaching awards. If you are selected as a recipient of one of these awards, you will be asked to sit on the TERC committee in a future year. Detailed information for each award is available at the TERC website: http://terc.uic.edu<br /><br />Teaching Recognition Program (TRP)<br />Deadline is October 30, 2015<br />The TRP is UIC’s self-nominated, faculty-administered teaching award program. To date, the TRP has recognized the outstanding instructional performance of over 400 UIC faculty. The TRP offers a $1,500 permanent increment to the annual base salary of faculty who have documented their teaching excellence over the past three academic years. This year, we will be recognizing the accomplishments of up to 20 deserving faculty members.<br /><br />Curriculum and Instruction Grants (CIG)<br />Deadline is February 12, 2016<br />This program provides seed money for faculty initiatives designed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at UIC. Over the years, the grants have provided over $1,185,000 in "seed money" for faculty initiatives at UIC. The purpose of the program is to build a fund of innovations, demonstration projects, and experiences that will contribute to an atmosphere of curricular and instructional excellence at UIC.<br /><br />Departmental Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA)<br />Deadline is April 8, 2016<br />The DTEA is designed to reward UIC academic units that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching and have documented instructional excellence. Unlike other UIC programs that recognize the achievements of individual faculty, the DTEA recognizes the achievement of the entire department (or other eligible academic unit). The DTEA offers a one-time stipend of $20,000 to one deserving department selected for this award.<br /><br />We hope that all eligible faculty and departments will take advantage of these opportunities. If you have any questions about this program or require more information, please visit the TERC website: http://terc.uic.edu or contact Kate Franck via email at kfranc@uic.edu. <br /><br />Respectfully,<br /><br />Renee Taylor<br />Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:38:24 -0500 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:38:24 -0500 [INFO] Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award Provides Faculty Members with Research Assistants Dear UIC Faculty Members:<br /><br />Please consider taking one or more undergraduate students as research assistants. Research assistantships open a world of opportunity to our students and provide you with valuable assistance and mentorship experiences.<br /><br />I am pleased to announce one campus program that provides undergraduates with payment for their research assistantship – at no cost to you! The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award program supports undergraduate research and other creative scholarly experiences across all disciplines. This award will employ over 100 undergraduates who are eligible for Federal Work Study as research assistants at no cost to faculty or departments. Chancellor Michael Amiridis pays the campus portion (now 35%) of a student’s Federal Work Study award.<br /><br />To participate in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program, faculty members must first post a brief profile on the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) website: http://www.ure.uic.edu. This web site facilitates the matching of students with faculty mentors across campus. Posting your profile there, which will take you only a few minutes, is not only the first step toward finding a student for this award program, but it is also key to facilitating all new undergraduate/faculty research relationships.<br /><br />Please be sure to post your profile at the URE Web site right away (or, if you already have a profile posted, double-check and make sure it is updated), because students will be invited to begin searching the URE Web site to find faculty research advisors. <br /><br />Once you identify an undergraduate student you are interested in working with (either because the student contacted you, or you have recruited a student), find out if the student is eligible for Federal Work Study. If so, complete the online application form on the URE Website for the CURA award. (Please remember, faculty members, not students, must complete the form). The program funds are generous, but they go quickly, so please do not wait to apply for the CURA Award. <br /><br />Of course, you are also free to take undergraduate assistants at any time for credit or on a volunteer basis outside of the CURA program, as openings in your scholarly program occur. <br /><br />Details are available at http://www.ure.uic.edu. More questions? Email us at uresupport@uic.edu. <br /><br />Best wishes, <br /><br />Emanuel D. Pollack<br />Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:37:04 -0500 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:37:04 -0500 [INFO] Teaching Related Policies Dear Faculty: <br /><br />I wish to take this opportunity to express my continued appreciation for your support for our students, and to attend to the various campus policies that have been put in place to support our students and our goals related to the Student Success Plan (available at http://studentsuccess.uic.edu/). The following policy information applies in preparation for the fall 2015 semester. <br /><br />Textbook Adoption Policy<br />I would like to remind instructors of fall 2015 courses to place their course materials order as soon as possible. Federal law requires that UIC gather and communicate textbook information to students in the schedule of classes. Specifically, in August 2008, the Higher Education Act was reauthorized with the passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). With the law’s passage, universities must make textbook information readily available to students via the online schedule of classes. To comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Office of the Registrar has made textbooks and required materials available for students in the online Schedule of Classes via https://my.UIC.edu and as a listing on the web at: https://registrar.uic.edu/current_students/textbooks/?term=220158<br /><br />Syllabus Policy <br />All regularly scheduled undergraduate, graduate and professional courses for which students receive credit or that they are required to complete, regardless of the method of delivery, must have a syllabus or equivalent documentation, defining the expectations of the instructor and the responsibilities of the student. It must include essential information such as: course title, number and description, name of and contact information for the instructor(s), availability times or office hours of instructor(s), course goals or objectives, requirements, and methods of evaluation, class meeting schedule, required and optional texts and other course materials, calendar of major course events and deadlines, grading policy, attendance policy, policy for missed or late work, special course policies, statement about disability services, and description of appropriate classroom behavior. For more information on the syllabus policy, go to: http://vpua.uic.edu/syllabi-required-for-schedul ed-courses/ <br /><br />Mid-Semester Grading Policy<br />To help assure that freshman students understand how they are doing in their various courses we have asked faculty teaching in the 000- and 100–level courses to provide a mid-semester grade to their students. If you are teaching such a course, you will receive an email from the Registrar instructing how mid-term grades can be entered into the Banner faculty self-service system (my.UIC.edu). An added benefit of entering mid-term grades into Banner is that advisors and other support units can also access the information and make positive interventions. For more information on the mid-semester grading policy, go to: http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/oar/uic_faculty_staff/grades/midterm_grading.html. <br /><br />Teaching Evaluation Policy <br />Students attending regularly-scheduled undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses for which credit is awarded or required for program or degree completion, regardless of the method of delivery, must be provided with a means of evaluating the course in its entirety (e.g., a final course evaluation). UIC reserves the right to publish online the results of student evaluations of teaching for courses with an enrollment greater than 10 students. If your department is participating in the campus online program (http://faculty.uic.edu/course-evaluations/) you are encouraged to invite students to bring their portable electronic devices to class so they may complete their evaluations during class time. For more information on the teaching evaluation policy, go to: https://faculty.uic.edu/files/2014/07/702-Teaching-Evaluation-Policy.pdf<br /><br />I wish you the best of luck and success for your students this semester. <br /><br />Respectfully, <br /><br />Renée Taylor<br />Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:37:19 -0500 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:37:19 -0500 [INFO] Get Paid to Get Involved in Research! Dear UIC Student:<br /><br />In just a few weeks, you will start a new year at UIC! If you are eligible for Federal Work Study funding, I invite you to take advantage of a great opportunity that will both support your education and allow you to earn a paycheck at the same time: The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award. In this program, you can get paid for being an assistant in research and other creative scholarly experiences across campus.<br /><br />Why should you consider becoming a research assistant? One of the very best things about a UIC undergraduate education is the opportunity to participate in high quality research with the world’s leading faculty members. Doing research helps you make meaningful mentoring connections with faculty members, discover things you never knew could interest you, learn important research skills, and become better prepared for graduate school and careers. <br /><br />Visit www.ure.uic.edu to get started. This is the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Web site, where you can learn more about the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award, search for faculty members who are interested in hiring you, and contact faculty to inquire about research opportunities. Awards are limited and applications will be due soon after the start of the semester, so don’t delay! (As explained at the Web site, the first step is for you to make a connection with a faculty member, and he or she then submits the application on your behalf.) Of course, you are also free to participate in research opportunities at any time for credit or on a volunteer basis outside of the CURA program, as openings in faculty members’ scholarly program occur. <br /><br />Start searching for a faculty member today! And good luck with your studies during the upcoming academic year! <br /><br />Best wishes,<br /><br />Interim Vice Provost Pollack<br />Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:35:22 -0500 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:35:22 -0500 [INFO] Get Involved with Students: Involvement Fair & Organization Conference Campus Programs invites your department to get involved with students in two ways:<br /><br />- Present a developmental workshop for student organization leaders at Student Organization Conference on Monday, August 17, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (varying time blocks)<br />- Host an informational table at Involvement Fair on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM<br /><br />STUDENT ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE<br />“Get Charged! Connect and Energize Your Organization!”<br />Monday, August 17, 2015<br />9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br />Illinois Room, Student Center East<br /><br />Campus Programs is committed to the development of successful student organizations that positively contribute to student success at UIC. To enliven this mission, Campus Programs will be hosting its 2nd annual Student Organization Conference with the theme “Get Charged! Connect and Energize Your Organization!” We are looking for engaging, dynamic, and creative educational sessions for this year’s event. <br /><br />As a campus partner we invite you to share your expertise and passion for student development and engagement by presenting a 30 or 50 minute educational session at the Student Organization Conference. There are options which encourage presenters to share their knowledge on a variety of topics (see below) and in a variety of ways. There is flexibility in choosing which type of format you would like to present. For example, you can choose to present a flash session (30 minutes), lecture, panel discussion, experiential session, roundtable discussion, or a best practice presentation.<br /><br />Volunteer presenters are invited to join us for breakfast and lunch and will receive a Campus Programs gift bag.<br /><br />Session topics can include: Leadership Development, Effective Meetings, Event Planning, Marketing, Member Retention, Officer Transition, Retreat Planning & Facilitation, Advisor Relationships, Conflict Management, Collaboration with Other Organizations, Fundraising, Assessment & Evaluation, Team Building, Organization Structure.<br /><br />If you are interested in presenting at the Student Organization Conference please complete the online application by July 31st: https://orgsync.com/63688/forms/150551 <br /><br />* * * * *<br /><br />INVOLVEMENT FAIR<br />Wednesday, September 2, 2015<br />11:00 AM – 2:00 PM<br /><br />Each year, the Department of Campus Programs hosts an annual “kick off” event for the students, faculty and staff of UIC, to celebrate not only the beginning of the school year, but also to introduce the campus to the many involvement opportunities in the surrounding community and the city.<br /><br />This “kick off” event now known as Involvement Fair will expose students to the diverse opportunities available for becoming involved in the UIC community. This event consists of interactive information stations, raffle prizes, and giveaways. Over 200 student organizations, campus departments, and neighboring businesses will be on hand to greet and welcome students to campus.<br /><br />Campus Programs invites your department to participate in The Involvement Fair with an information table. This is the largest welcome back event that will promote your department to students on campus. This is one of the few opportunities student organizations have to introduce themselves to the campus. Because of this, registered student organizations are given preference in assignment of space at The Involvement Fair. However, appropriate space will be reserved for university departments and community businesses as these services are also of benefit to those who attend The Involvement Fair. All organizations participating in The Involvement Fair are given space for the purposes of providing the campus community with information concerning the group's purpose, goals, and involvement opportunities. Tables are limited, not all applications will be confirmed.<br /><br />If you are interested in hosting an information table at Involvement Fair please complete the online application by July 31st: https://orgsync.com/63688/forms/149005 <br /><br />Please forward this announcement to other colleagues you think may be interested. For questions or more information, please contact Rhonda Laylo, Assistant Program Director, at rlaylo2@uic.edu. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:53:18 -0500 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:53:18 -0500 [INFO] Paid Research Study Dr. K. Luan Phan (M.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mood and anxiety. This study is testing to see how treatments affect brain function, physiology, behavior and mental health. <br /><br />You may be eligible if you: <br />1. Are 18-65 years old<br />2. Are experiencing anxiety, worry, and/or depressed mood. <br /><br />Study includes:<br />1. A psychiatric interview.<br />2. Four functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function.<br />3. Four sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function. <br />4. EITHER 12 weeks of treatment with a FDA approved medication for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and will attend 5 regular visits during that treatment. <br />5. OR 12 weekly treatment visits with a talk therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).<br /><br />Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body and no major medical or neurological illness. Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant. This study involves a time commitment of approximately 24-35 hours over a total of 14-21 visits. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. Volunteers must be US citizens or permanent residents. All information you give is confidential. <br /><br />Please call or email for more information:<br />CALL: 888-686-5591<br />EMAIL: emotion@psych.uic.edu <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:49:52 -0500 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:49:52 -0500