Campus News: Employee Forum

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Employee Forum

Have questions about civil service hiring, HR changes, potential retirement benefit changes, university budget cuts or other issues? Bring them to the UIC Employee Forum for faculty and staff June 4.

The forum is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council. Panelists include Chancellor Michael Amiridis, human resources administrators and representatives from the State Universities Retirement System.

Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in 302 Student Center East and 2 to 4 p.m. in Thompson Room C, Student Center West.

Register and submit questions online.



Recognizing excellence

Nominations are due June 26 for the UIC Award of Merit.

The award recognizes excellence in work performance and leadership for up to 30 academic professional and civil service employees.

To be eligible for the $2,500 award, employees must be at least 50 percent time and have worked at UIC for at least three years.


Global health grants

Letters of intent are due June 1 to apply for the Global Health and Well Being Seed Grant.

The grants are given for pilot research in trans-disciplinary and mixed and multiple methods research projects in global health.

The awards are granted by the UIC Global Excellence Task Force, Center for Global Health and Great Cities Institute.

Full-time tenure and nontenure-track faculty are eligible. Applications must include at least two colleges representing both the east and west sides of campus, no more than one in the health sciences.

Awards will be given for up to $15,000 for one year; another $5,000 will be awarded if matched by the colleges, departments or centers involved in the project.

Applications are due July 1 and winners will be announced in September.


Better hearing

Free hearing screenings will be held May 26 for Better Hearing Month.

The screenings take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Eye and Ear Infirmary’s audiology department, Room B.46.


Provost search

A website has been launched to assist with the search for the UIC vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost.

The site has nomination forms, a position announcement and profile, plus information on the search committee membership.

Astrida Tantillo, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is chair of the search committee. Witt/Kieffer, a firm specializing in higher education recruitment services, is assisting with
the search.

For full consideration, applicants should apply by June 22.


APAC News online

The May issue of APAC News, published by the Academic Professional Advisory Committee, is online.

Articles include information on helping hungry students, benefits and APAC events and meetings.


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