UIS Orbit is a resource for University of Illinois Springfield employees to find important news and announcements, new hire information, human resources info, upcoming employee events and more!

Announcements

Feb 09, 2024
Microsoft announced the end-of-life date for the Windows 10 Operating System as October 14, 2025. After this date, no further updates or security patches will be available for Windows 10. UIS Information Technology…
Feb 08, 2024
Your voice is crucial to the future of Artificial Intelligence at UIS! The AI Steering Committee is inviting you to share your insights and experiences through our Employee AI survey. This is your opportunity…
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Feb 08, 2024
The FY24 budget for the state of Illinois appropriated $3 million in funding that the Illinois State Library has made for authoring, revising/remixing, updating, or creating ancillary materials for OER textbooks. The…

New UIS Mobile App

The new UIS Mobile app is now available for download on both the App Store and Google Play Store. Features include quick access to events, news, dining info, and safety links. Visit the UIS Mobile App page to learn more and download!

News from the Chancellor

Jan 26, 2024
1.26.24 Dear Students: On Tuesday evening, Jan. 30, I will be co-hosting an information session for students with the Student Government Association, and I hope you can attend. The session will include brief UIS updates from me and SGA…
Jan 22, 2024
1.22.24 Happy Monday, UIS! And what a Monday it is. Due to icy conditions, in-person classes have been canceled today, and the Liberal Leave Policy is in effect. Many employees are working remotely today, so please check with…
Jan 08, 2024
1.8.24 Welcome back, UIS! I hope everyone had a well-deserved, relaxing break with friends and family. The holiday season is a time to unwind and reflect on our accomplishments from last year and look forward to our goals in the new year. As…

News from the Provost

Aug 30, 2023
According to UIS policy, each academic year the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost notifies the UIS community of the names of those among the faculty scheduled for tenure review and second- or fourth-year reappointment review.…
Jul 24, 2023
Dear Colleagues and Students: I am pleased to announce the following faculty members have been recommended for reappointment, in accordance with the Faculty Personnel Policy governing second and fourth year review of probationary faculty at UIS…
Jun 06, 2023
Brandon E. Schwab has been named the new vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Illinois Springfield. He will serve as vice chancellor-designate until formal approval by the Board of Trustees. He will start in his new…

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Employee Recognition

Nov 30, 2023
Lisa Bowen has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for November 2023. She is the classroom scheduling administrator for UIS Facilities and Services. Her nominator said she is “a…

Employee Events

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This spring, UIS is offering faculty and staff the opportunity to attend another on-campus Professional Development Retreat as part of our Rise initiative. This semester’s retreat will take place Friday, March 1, and…
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Spring 2024 Rise Professional Development Retreat UIS is once again offering a half-day Professional Development Retreat for employees focused on Redefining Workplace Culture. Sessions will offer employees the…
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