Monthly archives: February, 2017

Campus Message 02.27.17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Given the national dialogue and uncertainty surrounding immigration policy and enforcement, we want again to assure our campus community that we are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all.

We realize that some members of our community are concerned and uncertain about what to do if you are on campus and come in contact with federal law enforcement agents.

If you are on campus and federal law enforcement agents, such as the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), ask to speak with you, or present you with paperwork or a warrant, our legal experts suggest that you contact UIC Police immediately at 312-355-5555. Generally, you are not required to respond to questions or provide information, and if you are obligated in any way, the UIC Police will be able to help you make that determination. Read more…

UIC leaders detail impact of budget impasse

As the state budget stalemate nears its two-year mark, university officials are preparing to make additional budget cuts while continuing to diversify revenue streams.

“We have been holding our ground,” Chancellor Michael Amiridis told community members at a town hall held by the Academic Professional Advisory Committee Feb. 9, addressing the budget gridlock’s effects, “but I don’t know for how much longer we’ll be able to.”

Amiridis and other university leaders explained that UIC has not received a full-year budget appropriation since fiscal 2015, and even though stopgap funding was approved in fiscal 2016, sending $180 million to the University of Illinois system, the amount was about 27 percent of what the system expected to receive, leaving UIC with a budget shortfall of about $125 million. The stopgap partially funded Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) grants, too, but it only provided $170 million statewide, about 45 percent of the fiscal 2015 appropriation. Read more…

Campus Message 02.06.17

Dear Students:

I write to request your participation in a survey to provide the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reviewers with more information about the student experience at UIC. While this survey is voluntary, your comments are very important. The answers you give on this survey are anonymous. The Higher Learning Commission and UIC will not have access to any information that would identify you as an individual.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is the institutional accrediting association that comprehensively evaluates our University, and information about your experience through this survey will be important during this process. Read more…

Campus Message 02.01.17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Every ten years the University of Illinois at Chicago is evaluated by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to ascertain that our academic programs continue to meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Education. The HLC is the accrediting body for institutions of higher education in the Midwest, and this spring UIC will reaffirm its accreditation. As part of the HLC’s comprehensive evaluation process, a team of eight peer reviewers will visit UIC on April 24-25, 2017.

To ensure that all members of the UIC community will be able to participate in the reaffirmation process, there will be several opportunities to share comments and feedback with the reviewers: Read more…