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Operational Excellence initiative launches to benefit campus processes

As part of the Next 150 Strategic Plan, the university is working to advance our administrative services to maximize university missions through the Operational Excellence initiative. A partnership between Illinois and the Huron Consulting Group, the project will provide strategic operational improvements in budget & procurement, IT & data, human resources, physical space and marketing… Continue Reading

Addressing racial injustice with the Chancellor’s Call to Action Research Program

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is focusing the intellectual and scholarly talent of our university to examine systemic racial inequities and injustices that exist not only in our communities but in higher education itself. The Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program provides support for academic research and the expansion… Continue Reading

X+Data Science programs support interdisciplinary learning

A new, innovative family of undergraduate degree programs is preparing Illinois students to lead the future of digital transformation. X + Data Science degrees, known as X + DS, combines Data Science with other disciplines to provide a new pathway to foster education and extract knowledge. The X + Data Science degree programs at Illinois… Continue Reading

IBM and Illinois launch Discovery Accelerator Institute

In 2021, IBM and The Grainger College of Engineering launched the Discovery Accelerator Institute, a large-scale collaboration designed to increase access to technology education and skill development. Combining the strengths of academia and the industrial sector, the institute will serve as a new model of academic-industry partnership and aims to spur breakthroughs in emerging areas… Continue Reading

Innovating COVID-19 research and response at Illinois

In just a few months, working in constant collaboration with local public health district and governments, a multidisciplinary team of Illinois experts used biophysical models and data to build a testing and tracing infrastructure and ecosystem that is unmatched anywhere in the nation. University response The testing protocol developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign… Continue Reading

COVID-19 relief efforts aid students, research and innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenging circumstances across the globe. Giving programs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign allow friends of the university to lend a hand to help support students, aid groundbreaking research and foster upcoming innovation. Learn more about the COVID-19 relief efforts below. Illinois Cares: Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund The Illinois CARES:… Continue Reading

We CU empowers students to make a positive impact in the community

Since its launch in summer of 2020, more than 800 students have served the local community through We CU. These students completed 15,171 hours of service and training, including 163 service projects with community partners. A service-centered public engagement program, We CU matches undergraduate and graduate students with local community-based organizations and projects. The program… Continue Reading

Online Teaching Academy aids instructional development and enhances education

As the landscape of college teaching changes and grows, instructors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pioneering creative pedagogical approaches to foster transformative learning experiences. The Online Teaching Academy was created in the summer of 2020 to assist faculty, instructors and teaching assistants transition to online teaching while becoming familiar with tools and techniques… Continue Reading

Supporting Employees During COVID-19

Illinois Human Resources is committed to supporting the success of university employees. A wide variety of resources have been provided to faculty and staff, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Remote Work During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Human Resources implemented remote work arrangements for as many employees as possible in order to fully… Continue Reading