NCHE Coalition Partner

Synopsis of UIC’s Policies and Practices Involving Workplace Flexibility

UIC is pleased to be an active participant in the American Council of Education (ACE)’s  important initiative to support workplace flexibility. Our office has conducted an analysis of the existing practices and policies that surround workplace flexibility at UIC. The following table represents a synopsis of our accomplishments.

ACE Initiative SOURCE
Dual-career policies Partner Accomodations 
Web page dedicated to listing flexible options, such as on-ramps to career opportunities WebGuide to Policies and Procedures on VPFA website
Tenure clock adjustments Tenure Rollback Policy 

Tenure Hold

Memoranda of understanding clarifying expectations for both faculty members & their institutions during faculty leaves Leave without Pay

Educational Leave

Sabbatical Leave

Paid leaves for biological or adoptive mothers/fathers Parental Leave

Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)

Parental leave for same-sex and opposite-sex couples when a partner gives birth or adopts Parental Leave

Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)

Partial relief from duties with no reduction in pay Modified Teaching Duties for Faculty Members with Life-Changing Events
Part-time appointments for tenure-track and tenured faculty University of Illinois Board of Trustees Statutes
Training for department chairs on career flexibility Deans, Heads and Chair Forum
Reducing biases for users of flexible career options Promotion and Tenure Workshop for Administrators and Faculty

Suggestions for the Preparation of an Effective Promotion and Tenure Case