Monthly archives: April, 2017

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: New version of the portal is now available for continuing students!

There is a new version of that is now live. Please keep in mind that the new portal is currently for continuing students only.

The portal ( has been redesigned with input from Students.  The changes and new features in the portal are:

  • There is only one tab level reducing the number of clicks to access various systems;
  • Single Sign On for both Enterprise Applications (Registration, Grades, etc.) or Bluestem/Shibboleth Applications (email, Blacboard, etc.);
  • The most commonly used features are now on the Welcome tab (landing page);
  • Mobile friendly;
  • You can add any portlet to your ” Favorites”;
  • There are fewer tabs.  The “Welcome” tab has the most commonly used functions.  The “Student” tab has all of the student functions.  The “Student Services” tab lists services on one tab. The “Help” tab lists the support contacts.

The link is located on the website.  You can see a screenshot of the new portal on

Both the previous version of the portal and the new portal will be available until late September 2017 to eliminate any confusion and give everyone a chance to look at the new version.

We will keep you posted on further development of the portal including faculty/staff development!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Finals Study Break at the Arab American Cultural Center on 5/2 and 5/3!

Please share with your students:

NEXT WEEK: Finals Study Break!

Come to the Arab American Cultural Center for some comfort food and relaxation!

WHEN: Tuesday May 2 and Wednesday May 3
WHERE: 111 Stevenson Hall
TIME: 12pm-5pm


SHARE WITH STUDENTS: More seats for online PSCH 100 and HIST 105 in 8-week Summer Session!

Summer Session has great news for you! There are now more seats for the online sections of PSCH 100 and HIST 105 for this summer’s 8-week session. You can view online courses for this summer and specific information on PSCH 100! Please share with students who might be interested in online courses this summer.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research Lecture on Campus-Wide First Destination Survey NEXT Tuesday 5/2!


Tuesday May 2, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
UH 401, 4th floor Conference Room

What do we know about Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates: A Campus-wide First Destination Survey

The need and demand for evidence of success upon graduation has never been higher. Because of this need, UIC administered a campus-wide First Destination Survey to the Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates. Graduates from eight undergraduate colleges were invited to participate in this initiative. The project is a joint partnership between Career Services, Student Affairs Assessment and the Office of Institutional Research. Come learn about this survey, findings, and insights, as well as participate in a discussion.

Thy Ngyuen, Director, Career Services
Tanya Rapajic, Associate Director, Career Services
Mark Manderino, Director, Student Affairs Assessment
Bill Hayward, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Institutional Research
Anna Pasillas-Santoyo, Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research


The VPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative, and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: You’re invited to GLASapalooza Event next Tuesday 4/2 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.!

Dear GLAS Community,

You are cordially invited to our first annual GLASapalooza to celebrate our Global Asian Studies minors, graduates, and the fierce work GLAS does in the classroom, on campus, and in our Chicagoland communities through a research gallery and student presentations!

Details are below and in the attached flyer.

Monday, April 24, 2017, 3-5 pm
Cardinal Room Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free admission, food, and refreshments

I hope to see many of you there!

*You can download the flyer and share it!

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Intouch Crisis Hotline Info and Lock-in being conducted tonight 4/21!

With the stress of everyday life and finals on the way, the Counseling Center just wanted to take the time to inform you about the UIC InTouch Crisis Hotline.

Whether it’s regarding anxiety, homework overload, or just personal problems, the Hotline is a free service for anyone that feels like they want to be heard. The Hotline is confidential with the exceptions of immediate harm to yourself/others or neglect/abuse of a child or elderly individual.

This upcoming school year our goal is to reach out to more UIC students. This being said, I would appreciate if you took the time to inform all of your students of this FREE service provided for them. Many professors already incorporate the counseling services in their syllabus, so you are more than welcomed to do so with the Hotline as well. The number for the hotline is 312-996-5535. We are open Sunday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Moreover, Friday (April 21, 2016) we are conducting a lock-in, which means we will be open from 6:00 pm-6:00 am. For more information please visit:

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Extended Library Hours starting April 23rd!

The University Library begins its extended hours schedule for the end of the semester and finals week on Sunday, April 23.

The Richard J. Daley Library will be open continuously from 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23 through 7 p.m. Friday, May 5. During extended hours, only patrons with valid i-cards will be able to enter the building from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. A dedicated Library Shuttle will serve Library patrons from 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. every day from Sunday, April 23 (11 p.m.) to Friday, May 5 (7 a.m.) The Library Shuttle picks up/drops off at the west (Morgan St.) door to the Daley Library. You must show a valid i-card to use the Library Shuttle.

The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago is open extended hours Sunday, April 23 through Friday, May 5 as follows:

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – midnight
Saturday: 9 a.m. – midnight

The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5.
Hours for all Library locations are online from the Hours & Locations link for each library at


CCSW Networking Night

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Jaks Tap, Green Room at 901 West Jackson Boulevard (Jackson and Peoria)

Google Map:

You may RSVP using this link:

Please join us Thursday, April 27, for the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women networking night at Jaks Tap to meet, greet, and eat! We will provide plenty of appetizers and snacks. CCSW members and non-members are welcome. This event is open to staff, faculty, and students! We invite you to share ideas with the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women: What issues do YOU want us to address? Interested in joining a subcommittee? Looking to mingle with some lovely people? For more information, please contact Carolyn Feller,, 312-996-2873.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: CBA is hosting an info session on master’s degrees on 4/17!

An advanced degree is one of the most sought after resume builders, and a master’s degree from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business can help you stand out from your peers.

UIC Liautaud offers an exciting selection of master’s degree options taught by faculty experts and industry professionals. With admissions pathways for UIC undergraduates, UIC Liautaud is an excellent choice for your graduate studies.

This information session is designed for current UIC undergraduate students, and includes a presentation from Admissions representatives followed by an open Q&A. Refreshments will be served. Follow this link for more information on Liautaud and our programs:


April 17, 1 pm, 310 DH

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: SSI Student-Centered Culture is hosting student focus groups on April 18, 19, and 20!

The Student-Centered Culture SSI team will be conducting student focus groups next week on April 18th, 19th, and 20th. Share the flyer with your students!

The purpose of the sessions will be to gain insight from students regarding their interactions with staff, faculty, student services and other areas.  Attached you will find a flier with more details.  Please share the information on your listserves and directly with your fellow staff and students.