At the 10th annual State Politics and Policy Conference held at UIS, Dr. Chris Mooney received the surprise announcement that he was named University Scholar 2010. He was the founding editor of State Politics and Policy Quarterly, a journal recognized by the American Political Science Association. Related links: Mooney named director of IGPA National award… Read More »
Academics at UIS
The Illinois Principals Association honored Dr. Scott Day, associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield, with the Abe Lincoln Region Herman Graves Award. It is the highest honor bestowed by the association.
President Obama announced that he’d like to see universities offering credit for what people already know or have done. This would help people receive their college degrees more quickly. The good news is that UIS has been offering “credit for prior learning” for decades. Find out how it works.
Springfield School District 186 and other school districts look to the Teacher Education Program at UIS to find highly qualified teachers. Here’s what you can do for your own career if you go through this program.
When UIS launched its “Leadership lived” campaign in the fall of 2012, billboards went up and it wouldn’t be surprising if you didn’t know exactly what they meant. So Chancellor Koch provides an overview in this Q&A and in this column in the Springfield newspaper. Related links: The four core promises of UIS Stories about… Read More »
The Visual Arts Gallery is presenting an exhibit that highlights recent works from alumni of the UIS Visual Arts program. Works range from contemporary approaches to painting to site-specific installation works. It is called the Alumni Showcase 2013.
You can access a rich resource of information about grants and other nonprofit resources at the Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center (CINRC) in Brookens Library. The center is linked to a national center that was founded in 1956; it serves grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
Fiction writers, essayists, poets, magazine editors, and publishers visit UIS every year to give readings and talks and lead workshops. English Department students have the opportunity to work closely with professionals in the field, gaining valuable insights into the business and practice of creative writing.
You might already have great experiences in life as a volunteer or in the workplace. The good news is that UIS offers “credit for prior learning” in some cases in appropriate academic areas. Here are Frequently Asked Questions about this opportunity.
Students with disabilities sometimes need special assistance to make the transition from high school to college or from another path in life to the university. UIS has an experienced staff and many resources to help these students make the transition and to help faculty and staff work with them.