New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to UIC!  The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA) provides a number of resources of interest to faculty members, from the Faculty Handbook, New Faculty OrientationFaculty ResourcesMentoring, Mid-Probationary Review,  Promotion and Tenure reviews, and Mid-Career Writing Program, as well as conducting interviews and surveys with exiting faculty.

Beyond a faculty members time at UIC, the VPFA website also holds information for Emeriti Faculty and their engagement initiatives on campus. On the VPFA website, you’ll find links to valuable information like this and much more to navigate around your faculty career at UIC. For information about a variety of important faculty related policies and procedures, please refer to the VPFA’s WebGuide to Policies and Procedures, which links to a number of relevant documents.

Please feel free to contact our office for any help or information you may need.

Dear New Colleague and UIC Flame:

I am so delighted to welcome you to the University of Illinois at Chicago!

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is here to support you and provide you with the resources you need to do all of the important stuff you do. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and please see our web site for a generous dose of hopefully useful information.

The New Faculty Orientation course is designed to be a useful resource for you over the next several months. We encourage you take advantage of its handy info right away, as it has links to many useful sites across campus. You can pick and choose from a menu of options – and hear your personal greeting from the Chancellor, Provost, and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs!

Launch the New Faculty Course here

I am looking forward to seeing you via WebEx this Thursday, August 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for the 2nd year Faculty Panel Discussion. We usually do this in-person, but we’re adapting it this year to Zoom. It’s a nice way to hear tips and advice for navigating UIC and the Chicago area.

A warm welcome once again, and glad to have you join us!

Nancy Freitag
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs