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Announcements for the week of June 28, 2020


Applications for Graduate Student Advisory Board Due June 30

The Graduate College invites applications from graduate students enrolled in on-campus or online programs to serve on SAGE (Students Advising on Graduate Education) in 2020-2021. SAGE members build leadership skills and provide varied perspectives that enhance the academic, professional, and social experiences of graduate students. Monthly meetings will take place via Zoom. Applications are due by Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m.).

Charlotte Bauer • Graduate College


Summer 2020 Curriculum Changes

July 3 is the last day to change your curriculum for the current term. This includes adding or dropping a campus approved minor or concentration. Please check your student program information in Self-Service to verify your program information is listed correctly. Information on how to change your curriculum is available online

Admissions, Registration, & Enrollment Services • Graduate College

Summer 2020 Registration Deadlines

July 6 is the last day to submit a form to drop a S2A (4 week) course without a grade of “W” recorded; and the last day to submit a credit/no-credit request form for a S2A (4 week) course. 

Admissions, Registration, & Enrollment Services • Graduate College

Career and Professional Development

Building an Effective Web Presence: LinkedIn and Beyond

Want to build your professional online presence? You've got options! In this workshop, we'll discuss methods and strategies for your professional online presence including having your own website, using LinkedIn for a job search, or networking on Twitter. This workshop will be broadcast online at https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace.

July 2, 11 am–12 pm • Online

Student Success • Graduate College

 This opportunity is available online.

Faculty Job Search Week: Register Now!

Register now for Faculty Job Search Week! This week-long series of events will get you ready to approach your search strategically. It will feature an introduction to the faculty job search process, a hands-on cover letter workshop, panels of faculty from a wide range of institutions, a presentation on postdoc applications, and an office hours session to answer all your questions. Get the full schedule and register at https://grad.illinois.edu/facultyjobsearch.

Career Development • Graduate College

 This opportunity is available online.

Thesis Tips

Have You Reviewed Your Thesis Release Options?

Make sure to carefully consider the thesis release options, which determine the visibility of your work. Shortly after degree conferral, your thesis will appear in IDEALS—the University’s digital repository. When you submit your thesis to the Graduate College, you will be asked to select a release option. Check out our website to learn more about the release options. Remember, no matter which release option you choose, the abstract of your thesis will be visible in IDEALS. You might talk with your adviser about these release options and contact the Thesis Office with any questions.

Emily Wuchner • Graduate College Thesis Office

Review our Deposit Checklist

Are you planning to deposit your thesis or dissertation this semester? Our Deposit Checklist can help you make a plan for the final stages of this process so that you can stay on track.

Emily Wuchner • Graduate College Thesis Office

Research and Teaching

Online Teaching Academy

The university’s Online Teaching Academy is an opportunity for faculty and teaching assistants to review good practices and discuss different pedagogical approaches as well as to receive hands-on training on technical tools for online teaching and learning. The July Academy will begin on July 13 and run through July 31. The August Academy will take place from August 3 through August 21. Registration Deadline: July 3. 

Register by July 3 • Map

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning • CITL

 This opportunity is available online.

URAP Graduate Mentor Application Now Open

The Graduate College invites applications from graduate students interested in serving as Graduate Mentors in the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) during 2020-21. URAP is a valuable professional development opportunity for graduate students, who gain hands-on experience mentoring undergraduate researchers.  Information sessions will be held on July 13 and August 3. Learn more about the program at https://grad.illinois.edu/urap.

Apply by August 9 • Learn more

URAP • Graduate College

Writers Workshop Productivity Writing Groups

Looking for a productivity boost? Join the Writers Workshop for sustained writing in the company of your colleagues from across the disciplines. Our virtual writing group aims to provide community and accountability. Each session begins with a short conversation about goals and ends with a wrap-up of accomplishments. Our summer writing groups will be held on Zoom every Monday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - plus, we added an extra Wednesday session so you can start July the "write" way! Please visit our calendar to register in advance. 

Online (Zoom)

Carolyn Wisniewski • Writers Workshop

 This opportunity is available online.

Maintaining Momentum: Sticking to a Thesis/Dissertation Writing Routine

The Writers Workshop will provide tips for maintaining a writing routine and cultivating effective habits. This workshop will be useful for grad writers who attended our June retreat and want to reassess their writing practices, as well as for writers who are hoping to start new habits. Dissertation and thesis writers from any discipline—and at any stage in the writing process—are welcome. This event will be held through Zoom. Please visit our calendar to register.

July 1, 2–3 pm • Online (Zoom)

Carolyn Wisniewski • Writers Workshop

 This opportunity is available online.

Resources for Working Remotely

Temporary Student Access to Adobe Creative Cloud Ends July 6

On July 6, Adobe is ending temporary student access to download and use Creative Cloud apps on personally-owned devices. You can continue to use Creative Cloud apps, including Premiere Pro and Photoshop, by connecting to a Technology Services remote computer lab or purchasing a student discounted license through the WebStore.

WebStore@illinois.edu • Technology Services

Health and Wellness

COVID-19 Briefing Series: Cleaning, Building Operations and Safety

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a series of online COVID-19 Briefings. During these live-streamed briefings campus leaders and subject experts will present the latest information on a specific topic related to the university’s responses to COVID-19. The next briefing will cover Cleaning, Building Operations and Safety. Visit the COVID-19 Briefings page to see the full schedule of upcoming events. 

June 29, 11 am–12 pm

COVID-19 Executive Steering Committee • COVID-19 Executive Steering Committee on Return to On-Campus Operations

 This opportunity is available online.

Graduate Women's Wellness Support Group

COVID-19 has brought a lot of challenges for many graduate women. The Graduate Women’s Wellness Group is a drop-in, weekly support group. All graduate cis women, trans women, and female-identifying students are welcome. This meeting is hosted on Microsoft Teams and supported by the Counseling Psychology program at UIUC. If you are interested, please reach out to Katie Rhoades (klr3@illinois.edu) for more information.

June 1–July 27, 6–7 pm • Every Monday from 6 - 7 p.m. CST

Katie Rhoades • Counseling Psychology Program

 This opportunity is available online.

Weekly update on COVID-19 from Chancellor Jones

Chancellor Robert J. Jones provides university updates, announcements and resources from the past week.

Chancellor Robert J. Jones • Office of the Chancellor