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. Services include:
- Skill-building and mandatory awareness training on applicable university policies and state and federal laws, including regulations designed to address violence against women and support appropriate response to claims of sexual assault
- Support for diversity, access, and equal opportunity
- Leadership of AA/EEO and human rights compliance goals and obligations
- Oversight for academic searches, retention strategies, and employment practices
- Support for student access and success
- Title IX/gender equity compliance coordinator
- ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance coordinator
- Outreach to diverse communities
- LGBTQA Safe Zone member and ally
- Support for staff diversity goals and initiatives, and climate and equity concerns
- Dialogue, training, identity-affinity workshops and awareness
- Complaint response and confidential consultations
- Conflict management and advice
You can contact the AEO Office and Associate Chancellor Deanie Brown at 217-206-6222.
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.
As of July 1, 2013, the library held 604,883 volumes in a collection that has grown increasingly digital, with access to more than 40,000 journals and nearly 100,000 e-books. The library also offers audiovisual materials and is a selective depository for federal and state government publications. The library’s Archives and Special Collections department houses UIS records, student theses, and a variety of special collections. Archives and Special Collections is also an Illinois Regional Archives Depository, hosting records from 14 counties in central Illinois. In addition, the library hosts an institutional repository (IR) as a community of the University of Illinois IDEALS Institutional repository. The IR is available for archiving original content from UIS faculty, students, and staff.
The library uses WorldCat Local from OCLC as our discovery service, called Quick Search to search across the library’s catalog as well as databases and journal collections. Under the “Books and Media” tab, you can access the Brookens Library catalog as well as the union catalog of IShare, which is the consortium of 86 academic libraries in Illinois from whom you can borrow directly. The library also offers a mediated interlibrary loan service that can obtain items from across the U.S. and overseas.
Most library reserves are created and accessed through Blackboard. The library has expertise in navigating the complexities of copyright and obtaining permission to use copyrighted work in your instruction. Please contact the library if you have questions concerning copyright, streaming media, or related scholarly communications issues.
In 2009, the Library completed a master plan for the renovation of Brookens Library (the first permanent building on the UIS campus). The project is now number five on the list of University of Illinois capital projects. As we wait for funding for the renovation, the library has been putting in place some of the furniture solutions suggested by the plan to make the facility more welcoming and appealing for students and other members of the UIS community.
The Cashier Operations Office is located just inside the teardrop entrance in the first floor concourse area of the Public Affairs Center, Room 184. The cashier window hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday. 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. The Cashier Operations Office can be contacted at 217-206-6738, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Additionally, COLRS supports faculty research in online learning through the Faculty Fellows program. Faculty Fellow applications are accepted each year, and research and publication are supported efforts through community with senior faculty. For more information about the Faculty Fellows program, visit www.uis.edu/colrs/research/fellows.
The Counseling Center provides counseling, outreach, and psychological consultation to UIS students. Counseling services are free of charge to UIS students who have paid the Health and Counseling Fee. Exclusively online students will be charged the equivalent of the Health and Counseling Fee for each semester that they receive counseling services. In the event that an online student’s needs would be better met by receiving services locally, the Counseling Center is located in the Human Resources Building, Room 64 (217-206-7122). More information is available at www.uis.edu/counselingcenter.
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 Children’s Center phone number is 217-206-6610, and more information is available at www.uis.edu/childcarecenter.
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. For more information about the programs and services offered to students through the Diversity Center, visit www.uis.edu/diversitycenter.
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).
Information about research policies, administrative procedures, and funding opportunities is available through the Grants, Contracts, and Research Administration website, www.uis.edu/grants.
Health Services provides treatment to both full- and part-time students whether or not they have student insurance. Each semester, students pay a mandatory Health and Counseling Fee that helps provide medical appointments and health and wellness programming. Minimal user fees are charged for some services, and patients are informed of these fees before the service is rendered. Nurse and physician office visits and many other services are provided without charge. Exclusively online students who have not paid the Health and Counseling Fee will be charged the equivalent of that fee prior to receiving medical care from Health Services.
Health Services is located in the Business Services Building, Room 20. Its hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (when UIS is open). More information about these services is available at www.uis.edu/healthservices.
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 Parking Operations office can be contacted at 217-206-8502, or at www.uis.edu/parking.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides reasonable academic accommodations to students with approved documented disabilities. All accommodations must be approved through ODS, which is located in the Human Resources Building, Room 80 (217-206-6666). Additional information about ODS services is available at www.uis.edu/disabilityservices.
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 Hub offers help to students at UIS in a variety of ways, including one-on-one appointments, both in person and online; supplemental instruction; online, in-class, or on-ground workshops; walk-in writing events; handouts and tutorials on the Hub website; and many more. Formerly the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), the Learning Hub is located in Brookens Library Building, Room 462. More information about available services can be accessed at www.uis.edu/thelearninghub.
The Ombuds Office is located in University Hall Building, Room 4062. For additional information, please visit www.uis.edu/ombuds or call Laurel Newman 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. Contact Suzanne Borland at email@example.com to schedule an appointment for assistance with law school preparation and applications. For more information about the Pre-Law Center, please visit www.uis.edu/prelawcenter.
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. Located just west of Kiwanis Stadium on the south edge of the campus, TRAC was primarily funded by student fees, as well as a very generous gift from the Hoogland Family Foundation. Visit www.uis.edu/campusrec for information about membership and use.
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. The Women’s Center is located in the Student Affairs Building, Room SLB 15 (217-206-7173). Additional information is available at www.uis.edu/womenscenter or www.facebookcom/UISWomensCenter.
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: