E. Campus Resources
28. Access and Equal Opportunity (AEO)
29. Brookens Library
30. Cashier Operations
31. Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service (COLRS)
32. Counseling Center
33. Cox Children’s Center
34. Diversity Center
35. Faculty Athletics Representative
36. Grants, Contracts, and Research Administration
37. Health Services
38. Lost and Found
39. Office of Disability Services (ODS)
40. Office of Student Learning Services (The Learning Hub)
41. Ombuds Office
42. Pre-Law Center
43. The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC)
45. Women’s Center
The Office of the Associate Chancellor for Access and Equal Opportunity serves students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners by fostering environments and practices which affirm the value of diversity; engage dialogue and discovery; prevent unlawful discrimination and harassment; ensure compliance with applicable policies and law; and support safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments.
Brookens Library supports teaching and learning at UIS through both its collections and services. Librarians serve as liaisons to the academic departments, providing course-related instruction, collection development, and other specialized assistance. Librarians collaborate with teaching faculty in a variety of ways to reach teaching and learning goals, including the information literacy baccalaureate goal. The faculty resources page on the Library’s website provides links to Brookens Library news and information for faculty. Library faculty also create and post research guides for individual academic programs at http://libguides.uis.edu. The library’s electronic newsletter, Faculty Focus, is published during the fall and spring semesters.
Services provided by the Cashier Operations Office include processing departmental deposits, cash handling training, petty cash and change fund administration, selling SMTD bus passes, and printing and disbursing University-related special handling checks.
Since the first online course offered at UIS in 2008, UIS has experienced phenomenal growth in online enrollments. Additionally, UIS has moved to the forefront of the institutions engaged in online learning and the use of technology in instruction. UIS faculty members’ responsiveness to adopting web-based curricula and other instructional technologies has continued to add to the prestigious online program. The Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service contributes to the field of online education through grants and research contracts related to new technologies, teaching methodologies, and pedagogy.
The Counseling Center provides counseling, outreach, and psychological consultation to UIS students.
The Cox Children’s Center is an auxiliary service offered by the Division of Student Affairs. The Center is licensed through the State of Illinois and holds voluntary accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The Diversity Center is dedicated to developing understanding of differences through educational, cultural, and social programming activities, and assisting in the recruitment, transition, and retention of ethnic minority and underrepresented students at UIS. The Diversity Center promotes intercultural dialogue and other initiatives to create a campus climate that welcomes diversity and eliminates divisions, intolerance, and stereotyping.
The Faculty Athletics Representative is a faculty member appointed by, and who reports to, the Campus Senate and the Chancellor to help ensure (1) the academic integrity of the athletics program, (2) the institutional control of the athletics program, and (3) a quality student-athlete experience. For more information about the Faculty Athletics Representative, contact Marcel Yoder (email@example.com) or Kim Pate (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Grants, Contracts, and Research Administration office provides information about research policies, administrative procedures, and funding opportunities.
Health Services provides treatment to both full- and part-time students whether or not they have student insurance.
The Parking Operations Office located on the first level of the Public Affairs Center, Room 119, directly across from Cashier Operations, maintains the official campus Lost and Found. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Lost items are turned in to the Parking Operations Office for safekeeping. If the lost item contains identification, staff make every effort to contact the owner. Lost items are retained by the Parking Operations Office for 60 days. You may be asked to describe the item and/or show proof of identity.
The Brookens Library circulation desk (217-206-6605) also retains items lost by patrons; however after a period of one week, lost items are forwarded to the Parking Operations Office.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides reasonable academic accommodations to students with approved documented disabilities. All accommodations must be approved through ODS.
The Learning Hub (Office of Student Learning Services) offers free help to students in improving skills in writing, math and statistics, accounting/economics, science, academic/study skills, and, through a peer tutoring program, virtually any subject taught on the campus. The unit was formerly known as the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL).
Laurel Newman is currently serving as UIS Ombuds. She can be reached at 217-206-7931.
The Pre-Law Center serves as an informational resource for UIS and community college students who are considering law school, a career in law, or a legally related field.
Managed by the Department of Recreational Sports and home to UIS’ Prairie Stars varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams and women’s volleyball team, TRAC is a 72,000 square-foot, two-story facility featuring a 3,000-seat performance arena with three collegiate-length basketball and volleyball courts, an elevated running track, two racquetball courts that convert to squash courts, cardio/weight training areas, and a multi-purpose exercise room.
Faculty members are eligible to purchase software for their personal use through the UI WebStore. More than 350 titles are available at competitive prices.
The UIS Women’s Center works to improve the status of women in higher education by addressing matters of particular concern to women. The Center promotes a campus climate that is safe, healthy, and respectful of all people. The Women’s Center enhances all students’ academic experiences by offering information, support, advocacy, referrals, and programming on a variety of gender-related issues.
Links to additional resources are available on the UIS home page’s A-Z index:
Links to faculty, staff, and departments can be found in the online directory: