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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.

Letter from Dr. Nancy Freitag, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Heading link

Dear New Colleague and Member of the UIC Community:

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to the University of Illinois Chicago! We are delighted that you have chosen to join us, and we are glad that you are now a member of our engaged community of internationally recognized educators, scholars and researchers.

Welcome aboard!

To help with your introduction to all things UIC, we here in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs have developed a number of resources to help you navigate the various facets of teaching and research at UIC.

  1. The New Faculty Orientation virtual 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. Go Flames!  Please contact Malia Heath for access to the NFO Course.
  2. I would like to invite you to join Chancellor Amiridis, Provost Reyes, Vice Chancellor Barish and myself on Thursday, August 19 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. for a warm UIC welcome. Please save the date and a formal invitation will follow in the days to come. We wish we could do this in person, and we promise we’ll plan something to welcome you in person soon.
  3. Look for emails from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and I with more resources as you get adjusted to UIC.

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

Nancy Freitag

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


2022 New Faculty Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2022.