Academic Affairs Newsletter

Academic Affairs is the monthly newsletter from the Office of the Provost.

Illinois faculty and staff can subscribe here. View past issues of the Academic Affairs Newsletter below.

August 2016

  • Campus Budget Advisory Task Force Report
  • Campus-wide December Hooding Ceremony
  • Call for Proposals for Grand Challenge Learning “Campus Courses” on Health, Inequality, and Sustainability
  • Illinois Design Center and Design Initiative Update
  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine Update
  • Awards and Honors

February 2016

  • Humanities Without Walls initiative receives $4.2 million Mellon grant renewal
  • Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center to have permanent building
  • Five people with Illinois connections named to Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30
  • Seven Illinois professors named to 2015 Thomas Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list
  • Awards & Achievements

January 2016

  • Budget Update
  • Humanities Without Walls Initiative Receives $4.2 Million Mellon Grant Renewal
  • Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center to Have Permanent Building
  • Five people with Illinois Connections Named to Forbes’ List of 30 Under 30
  • Seven Illinois Professors Named to 2015 Thomas Reuters Highly Cited Researchers List
  • Awards and Achievements

December 2015

  • Campus Climate
  • Six Illinois Researchers Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
  • Mats Selen Named U.S. Professor of the Year
  • Illinois to Create a Multidisciplinary Design Center
  • Illinois to Lead NSF Midwest Big Data Hub
  • Illinois Named Second Public University in the U.S. for International Students
  • New Center Focusing on Self-Healing Materials Awarded $4.3 Million
  • Lincoln Hall Earn Frank Lloyd Wright Award
  • Awards and Honors

November 2015

  • Budget Update
  • Center for Wounded Veterans Dedication Ceremony
  • Engineering to Lead $18.5 Million Center for Power Optimization in Mobile Electronics
  • Beckman Foundation Awards $5 Million to Beckman Institute to Establish New Fellowship and Lecture
  • IPRH Update
  • College of Medicine Dean Search Committee Formed
  • Grand Challenges Experiences Courses for Spring 2016
  • New University Scholars Announced
  • Awards and Honors

Summer 2015

  • Campus Update
  • College of Medicine Update
  • Illinois Hires New Dean in Business, Law and Graduate Colleges
  • Illinois Awarded $3.1 Million to Develop Rovers for High-Throughput Field Phenotyping
  • Sixteen Students and Recent Alumni Offered Fulbright Grants

May 2015

  • Congratulations to our Graduates
  • Six Illinois Professors Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
  • Three Illinois professors elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Vice President Joe Biden Visits Campus to Honor Illinois Student “It’s On Us” Participation
  • Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership Presented
  • Visit to Indonesia
  • Seeking Nominations for Teaching Fellows for Spring 2016 Grand Challenge Experience Courses

April 2015

  • Town Hall Meeting
  • Sloan Foundation Grant to Support Minority Doctoral Students in STEM
  • $12 Million Gift Launches Sidney Lu Center for Learning and Innovation
  • Two Faculty Members Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships
  • Updates on the Campus Conversation on Undergraduate Education
  • Register for Pre-Tenure and Mid-Career Workshops
  • Building a Diverse Class and Community

March 2015

  • Planning Strategically
  • Board of Trustees Vote to Establish New College of Medicine
  • Three Faculty Members Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships
  • Two Faculty Members elected to American Academy of Microbiology
  • Illinois Among Top U.S. schools for Peace Corps Volunteers
  • Illinois Hosting “Many Voices: A Campus Conversation on Diversity”

February 2015

  • Academic Senate Passes College of Medicine Proposal
  • Illinois Among Top Producers of Fulbright Students and Scholars
  • New Initiatives from the Campus Conversation on Undergraduate Education
  • Martin Burke’s Technology Behind New $45 Million Startup
  • Christos Tsitsaros selected as MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year
  • Provost’s Office Seeking Faculty Cluster Hiring Proposals
  • Shared Governance Guidelines

January 2015

  • The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • IPRH Awarded $2 Million to Support Humanities Initiatives
  • Awards Created for Excellence in Faculty Leadership
  • Sing Named in “The 30 Under 30 List” by Forbes
  • Illinois Partners with Chicago Public Schools
  • SUniversity of Illinois Board of Trustees Approves Tuition Freeze
  • Weather-Related FAQs

December 2014

  • Happy Holidays
  • Five Faculty Members Receive National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
  • Six Faculty Members Elected AAAS Fellows
  • Shinsei Ryu Awarded 2015 New Horizons in Physics Prize
  • Associate Provost for Educational Innovation
  • Students Respond Positively to Winter Session
  • Information Related to Union Organizing Drives

November 2014

  • Thank You for Your Commitment to Our Students
  • 2014 Distinguished Promotion Award Recipients
  • USDA honors Walter Hurley with Teaching Award
  • New Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies
  • Business and Governance Plan for College of Medicine
  • FAQs About Unionization of Tenure-System Faculty

October 2014

  • New Faces for the New Year at Illinois
  • Professor May Berenbaum Awarded National Medal of Science
  • MacArthur Fellowship to Professor Tami Bond
  • New University Scholars Announced
  • Investments in Facilities
  • Specialized Faculty, Unionization and Moving Forward: Some Questions Answered

May 2014

  • Thank You for a Productive and Successful Year
  • Salary Program Is a Competitive Necessity
  • New Base Salary Guidelines for Specialized Faculty
  • First Cluster Hiring Themes and Potential Topics

April 2014

  • Town Hall Meeting for Campus Community – Wednesday, April 9
  • Update on the Campus Conversation on Undergraduate Education
  • New Support for Campus Units for Dual Career Hires
  • Academic Senate Endorses Guidelines for Specialized Faculty

February 2014

  • Introducing the New Academic Affairs Campus Newsletter
  • 500 New Faculty Hires Planned; 180 Searches Authorized for 2013-2014
  • Senate Establishes Compensation Review Committee to Advise Campus Leadership
  • Board Asks for Recommendations on Pension Options