Academic Affairs Newsletter

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

View past issues of the Academic Affairs Newsletter:

February 2018

  • Faculty Affairs Update
    • Academic Leadership Series
    • Thriving as an Associate Professor Series
  • Spotlight on Awards and Honors
    • Campus-wide Distinguished Chairs
    • Center for Advanced Study Associates and Fellows Named
    • Gene Robinson Awarded Wolf Prize for Agriculture
    • University Scholars 2017-2018
  • Budget Update
  • Campus Updates
    • The Next 150 Strategic Plan
    • Higher Learning Commission Visit

October 2017

  • Spotlight on Provost’s Office Leadership
  • Office of the Provost Website
  • Provost Fellows Program
  • Annual Celebration of Women Faculty
  • Academic Leadership Seminar Series
  • Thriving as an Associate Professor Seminar Series
  • Provost’s Communication #1: Budgetary Principles and Practice
  • Budget
  • Investment for Growth Proposals
  • Budget Reform
  • Community of Care Liaison Program
  • Awards and Honors

April 2017

  • Immigration Updates
  • Updated Provost Communication #9: Promotion and Tenure
  • Student Learning Outcomes Assessment due May 1, 2017
  • Grand Challenge Learning
  • International Student and Scholar Services 35 (ISSS35)
  • Celebrating Academic Excellence
  • Awards and Honors

February 2017

  • President’s Executive Order on Immigration
  • Updated Provost Communication #6: Named Faculty Appointments
  • Budget Reform Update
  • Office of the Provost Website
  • Provost Fellows Program
  • BTAA Academic Leadership Program Fellows
  • New Dual Career Liaison
  • Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Website
  • Awards and Honors

November 2016

  • 2016 Distinguished Promotion Award Recipients
  • Provost’s Annual Report
  • Campus-wide International Travel Assistance Program
  • Campus will collect information on Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Grand Challenge Learning
  • International Partnership with the University of Birmingham
  • New and Improved WiFi Network Smashes Records
  • Awards and Honors

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

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 & 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