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New Deans, Heads, Chairs & Directors Orientation

The annual orientation for new deans, heads and chairs provides advice to UIC academic administrators and includes a focus on the leadership and mission-based aspects of their administrative roles. Attendance is mandatory for those who are new to their administrative positions.

New Deans, Heads, Chairs & Directors Orientation 2022 Heading link

Dear New Administrators,

We are delighted to welcome you to your new role as an administrator and invite you to join us for the New Deans, Heads, Chairs and Directors Orientation on Wednesday, September 28th, from 8:00 -10:00 a.m. via Zoom. In addition, an in-person networking event will be held on Thursday, November 17th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm in Room 302, Student Center East Tower (SCET).

The virtual component of the New Deans, Heads, Chairs and Directors Orientation is an opportunity to orient you to administrative life at UIC, as well as solicit advice from and ask questions of other UIC administrators. The September 28th orientation will feature two virtual panels, detailed below. Attendance is strongly encouraged for those who are new to their administrative positions.

Panel 1: A Vision of Leadership at UIC

  • This panel will speak about and help answer questions around characteristics of good leadership at UIC, important skills needed, communicating vision and goals, and navigating difficult decisions.
  • Panelists: Karen Colley, Acting Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Pete Nelson, Dean of Engineering, Wayne Giles, Dean of Public Health, and Zizi Papacharissi, Head of Communications, Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Panel 2: Practical Advice for UIC Leaders

  • This panel will introduce key leaders from campus offices that support leadership, and offer advice on how leaders can achieve their goals and overcome common administrative challenges Panelists: Angela Yudt, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Caryn Bills-Windt, Associate Chancellor for Access and Equity, and Michael Ginsburg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Kindly complete the Registration Form to provide your RSVP for the event and receive the Zoom information. Please respond by Friday, September 23, 2022.

If you have any questions or need more information, please email facultyaffairsevent@uic.edu.

We look forward to seeing you.

Sincerely,

Karen Colley
Acting Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Robert Barish
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Mike Stieff
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs