Fall 2019 Calendar Items

08.26.19  Instruction Begins
08.26.19  MDes Welcome Reception at the UIC innovation Center, 6:00–8:00p
08.28.19  College Welcome Picnic in front of Jefferson Hall, 5:00p
08.30.19  BDes Directors + Foundation Coordinators, 11:30a–1:30p, ADS rm 3304
09.02.19  Labor Day Holiday. No classes
09.04–09.05  UIC HGK Basel MDes Final Reviews
09.06.19  Course Syllabi Due
09.11.19  ID All Student Meeting, UIC Innovation Center, 6:00–8:00p
09.13.19  All School Faculty + Staff Meeting / Lunch, 11:30a–2:00p, rm 2480 
09.17.19  Welcome Reception for Dean Rugg, UIC Innovation Center, 4:30–6:30p
09.19.19  IDSA Kick-off event 
09.21.19  UIC Open House for prospective students
10.15.19  School of Design Promotion + Tenure Meeting, 4:30p
10.18.19  MDes Midterm Reviews
10.26.19  IDSA Lock-in, UIC Innovation Center, 9:00a–10:00p
11.01.19 School of Design Executive Committee Meeting 11:00–12:30p
11.22.19 All College Meeting, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 12:00–1:00pm
11.28–11.29.19  Thanksgiving Break: No classes
12.06.19  Undergraduate courses conclude, all final reviews complete
12.9.19–12.10.19  MDes Final Reviews, 8:30–2:30p1
12.10.19  School of Design Faculty + Staff Meeting, 3:00–4:30p, room 2480
12.18.19  Grades Due Online by 5:00p
12.23.19  Grades available to students

01.13.2020 Spring Semester Instruction Begins

Building access 
Your University i-Card can be used at any of the exterior entrances of A+D Studios for 24hr access. Any access issues should be reported directly to Assistant Director Annabelle Clarke annkc@uic.edu. Please include your UIN, which is the 9 digit number just below your name on your i-Card.

Class rosters
Are available through online 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

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.