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Learning today empowers the future. Academic excellence springs from passionate and talented professors, inquisitive and hard-working students, and amply resources to empower both.

UIS is lucky to have faculty like Professor Sundeep Sharma, who teaches negotiation and leadership, motivation and organizational behavior, addressing how perceptions and emotions play a role in the workplace. He says negotiation is something everybody does, whether it be with a child, spouse, buyer, company, etc. Read about how he uses role-play in the classroom to teach students in the latest edition of UIS Today magazine.

UIS offers many options to make a lasting difference in students' academic futures. Here are a few:

Named Chairs and Professorships. These are the single-most important contributions you can make toward academic excellence at UIS because they:

  • Offer you an opportunity for lasting and powerful impact.
  • Attract outstanding faculty.
  • Recognize faculty achievement in research and teaching.
  • Provide funding for collaborative research.
  • Enhance other academic opportunities for students.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Collaboration with faculty powerfully affects a student's understanding and confidence, often informing career choices and keeping students at UIS.

Equipment and Instrumentation. These are some of the most important resources that faculty and students need, especially in scientific disciplines.

Center for Academic Success. A hub for academic support services, the Center helps students achieve success at UIS.

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