Fall 2020 Calendar Items (all meetings via Zoom)

08.24  Monday, Instruction Begins
08.28  Friday, BDes GRAPHIC DESIGN Meeting 12:00–1:00pm
08.28  Friday, BDes INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Meeting 1:00–2:00pm
08.28  Friday, BA in DESIGN STUDIES Meeting 2:00–3:00pm
08.28  Friday, MDES WELCOME RECEPTION 4:00–6:00pm

Syllabi Due (upload to Box)
09.07  Monday, Labor Day, no classes
09.08  Wednesday, MDes Basel Class of 2020 Thesis Presentations, 8:30—10:30am
09.25  Friday, Report of Non-University Activities Due

10.15–16 MDes Graphic Design Midterm Reviews 
10.16 MDes Industrial Design Midterm Reviews
10.30 Last day for undergrad students to receive a grade of W (withdraw) on academic record.

11.03  Tuesday, NEW! ELECTION DAY HOLIDAY no classes
11.26–27  Thursday–Friday, Thanksgiving Break, no classes

12.04  Friday, Instruction Ends
12.07–11  MDes Final Reviews (schedule to come)
12.16  Wednesday, Grades Due 

Covid-19 Health & Safety, Building Access 
The School of Design is operating in full compliance with campus guidelines for providing a safe environment for all UIC students, faculty and staff. All Design (DES) courses are to ve offered remotely in the Fall 2020 semester. Masks are required at all times on campus. Classrooms and public spaces in the Architecture and Design Studios building (ADS) are organized and labeled for proper social distancing. Hand sanitizing stations can be found in high traffic areas. If you have need to access the ADS Building, your are required by campus to submit a Daily Wellness Screening. Once this form is completed, your keycard is activated. If you wish to organize an in-person session for one-on-one or small group student meetings, please contact Kathie Chung so we can be certain that safe accommodations are provided. 

Class rosters
Are available through Blackboard and UIC Faculty & Staff Self-Service

Course schedule and timetable 
UIC schedule of classes

Ordering supplies for classes 
The University requires that all class supply purchases be made through the department. DO NOT use a personal credit card for classroom purchases. We are not able to provide reimbursement. Please allow a minimum of three days’ notice to process your class supply order. Contact the Lab Specialist in your area to initiate the ordering process.

Graphic Design
Daniel Mellis 

Industrial Design
Nick Rummler

Accessible Teaching + Student Accomodations
This Quick Guide was developed by ACCC, the Disability Cultural Center and the Disability Resourse Center to provide instructors with a consolodated resource on the basics of accessible online teaching practices. 

Honorarium payments
If you plan to invite a guest to your class and wish to provide an honorarium, you will need to submit the name of your guest to Itzel Lopez ilopez7@uic.edu prior to the promise of payment. Before you extend an invitation and schedule a visit, we need two weeks of payment research/verification time to confirm that your guest is considered payment eligible by the University. Please note that payments to foreign nationals, which are dependent on visa status, are not always possible. It is also important to alert your guests to the requests for paperwork that will come from the School office and to help them understand prompt completion of the forms is necessary for payment. 

Faculty Reporting requirements

Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA)
Your RNUA is due in September each year. This process is not intended to discourage non-University income producing activities. It is recognized that most of these activities are consistent with, and often beneficial to, your university role. The reporting and approval procedures assist in ensuring that external activities are compatible with University obligations. The RNUA form, instructions and FAQs are available on the website of the UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest applies to all faculty and academic staff.

Statement of Economic Interest
If you hold a university P-(purchasing) or T-(travel) card, you are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests (SOEI). The SOEI is sent in early April directly from the Illinois Secretary of State to your home address on file with the university. The Secretary of State sends reminders directly to all employees who have not filed a Statement. Should you need a blank form, it can be found online with the University Ethics and Compliance Office.

Ethics Training
The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act requires you to complete ethics training each October. This is a web-based session that require successful participation in a series of questions as you progress through the training. Notifications and login details are sent directly from the University Ethics Officer just prior to the start of the training period. Be sure to note the deadline for completion. Failure to complete the training results in notification to the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor. 

Sexual Misconduct Training
As a University of Illinois employee, you are required to complete the Haven for Faculty and Staff module of this online training offered by the University of Illinois Office of Ethics and Compliance. Notifications and login details are sent directly from the University Ethics Officer just prior to the start of the training period in the spring semester.

Faculty Activity Report
All full-time faculty in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts are required to submit an annual Faculty Activity Report (FAR). This report is used to record and share your accomplishments, to compile reporting data on faculty activities, and potentially to determine merit-based salary increases. Use the online College Form to complete your FAR.