How We Work
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The UIC 101 series provides simple overviews, step-by-step instructions, links, references, and support of policies related to your job.
New employees need to become familiar with University policies. Follow these links to learn about University Policies and UIC Human Resources Policies, as well as review the University Code of Conduct. The University Ethics and Compliance Office is the designated liaison to address fraud, misconduct, or other ethical violations. This office is also the administrator of mandatory ethics training for all University of Illinois campuses.
Diversity is a long-standing UIC tradition and is vital to its success. The UIC Office of Diversity and Chancellor’s Status Committees facilitate inclusion and diversity on campus. UIC has been a federally designated minority serving institution since 2010. Three out of ten students are first generation college students and 80% of freshman state that diversity was important in their decision to attend UIC. UIC recently received the HEED Award, a national honor given to UIC recognizing commitment to diversity and inclusion on university and college campuses.
Your work at UIC will be guided by the expectations and goals outlined by your supervisor. UIC’s Employee Performance Program is competency-based and supports individual employees’ success in fulfilling the requirements of their current role and meeting the goals of their area and UIC. It begins by setting job expectations, and then continues to support employees with development conversations between supervisor and employee to provide guidance and coaching through the year.
Whether your goals include professional development, building relationships with colleagues, making a difference, or expanding your knowledge, there are many campus organizations where colleagues, students, and/or community members meet to work together toward those goals. There are many ways to get involved at UIC. Attend events on campus. Consider joining an advisory committee, council, or a chancellor committee. Talk to colleagues about opportunities for making your voice heard and shaping UIC’s future.
- Upcoming UIC events of all kinds can be found on the Event Calendar.
- The Academic Professional Advisory Committee (APAC) is a formally recognized committee that represents Academic Professionals (AP) on campus. APAC is an elected body supporting Academic Professional staff. ALL APs are invited to monthly APAC meetings.
- The UIC Staff Advisory Council serves as a bridge between Campus Administration and civil service staff. It provides a channel of communication between campus Human Resources Officers of University Administration and campus Civil Service Employees.
- The University of Illinois at Chicago has one of the most diverse student populations in the country. The Chancellor’s Status Committees assist the campus community in supporting our diverse students, faculty and staff.
- The Office of Sustainability coordinates initiatives on campus that bring UIC toward greater social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Current initiatives include improvements to campus-wide recycling, active transportation options, and energy efficiency; all are strategies in UIC’s first Climate Action Plan.