Faculty summer salary: Faculty should submit summer salary appointment details to Beth Etchison no later than Friday, March 26, to ensure timely processing of requests (instructions are provided in the iSchool Wiki). For assistance, please contact Beth.
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination training reminder: Please complete this training by Friday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m. You should have received an email with instructions for accessing the course. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 333-3333.
Summer appointments for graduate students: Requests for assistantships and hourly appointments are due on Thursday, April 1, via the appointment tool (instructions are provided in the iSchool Wiki). For questions about research assistantships funded by grants, contact Tamara Roosevelt or Beth Etchison. For confirmation of the availability of start-up funds, contact Emily Volk. For all other questions, including tuition waiver criteria, please contact iSchool HR.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
CCB 75th Anniversary Celebration: Register online for the final lecture, “Books Build Better Brains: Sharing Books as a Public Health Intervention,” presented by Dipesh Navsaria (MS ’04), pediatrician and medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin.
- Tuesday, April 6, 12:00 p.m.
Eldercare Group: The iSchool Eldercare Group continues this spring with meetings every second Thursday of the month. Please email Kate McDowell if you would like to be included on the Outlook invitation for the series.
- Thursday, April 8, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
iSchool Student Showcase 2021: Current BS and MS students will present work on a broad range of topics in two sessions. Presenters will prerecord their talks and participate in a live Q&A, allowing for robust discussion and enhanced networking opportunities. To register and view the detailed schedule, visit the iSchool events calendar.
- Friday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 7, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Just Infrastructures Speaker Series: Please mark your calendars for “Empowering Farmers with Affordable Digital Agriculture Solutions,” presented by Ranveer Chandra, CTO of Agri-Food and chief scientist at Microsoft Azure Industry. Just Infrastructures was launched by researchers in the iSchool, Department of Computer Science, and College of Media to interrogate the complex interactions between people, algorithms, and AI-driven systems.
Moodle to Canvas transition: The IT team will hold the second Q&A and feedback session to discuss this potential transition. You are encouraged to attend if you have an interest in timelines and information regarding learning management systems used by the iSchool. Regardless of your availability to participate, please take the time to share your thoughts via the Learn@Illinois Moodle to Canvas Transition feedback form.
REDCap for the iSchool: Have you heard about Illinois REDCap and wondered what it could do for you? Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and project databases for research studies. A representative from IHSI will hold a workshop just for iSchool researchers. It will be open to faculty and graduate students, so please promote widely. If you have any questions, please contact Alaine Martaus.
- Wednesday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Details will be forthcoming.
Spring academic calendar: There is no spring break this semester. No classes will be held on Wednesday, March 24, or Tuesday, April 13.
Summer/fall course scheduling: Priority registration for summer begins on April 19. The University is planning for 50% classroom capacity this fall; more information will be shared in the next few weeks. Initial scheduling confirmations for fall will be provided soon. Additionally, you should have received scheduling confirmations for summer. Please contact Emily Knox with questions.