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News and Highlights for Faculty & Staff on the Urbana-Champaign Campus  |  May 2014

 
 
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Thank You for a Productive and Successful Year

The upcoming 143rd Commencement signals the end of our academic year. I want to take a moment to thank you, the faculty and the staff, who have made this another productive and successful year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are redefining what a public, land-grant university can and should be. In every one of our core missions, we have made significant accomplishments. Thank you all for your commitment and thank you for a job very well done.

With Gratitude,
Ilesanmi Adesida, Provost

 
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Salary Program Is a Competitive Necessity

As Chancellor Wise and Provost Adesida stated in their April Campus Town Hall meeting, competitive compensation for faculty is a necessity for excellence. We have been successful in this effort over the past couple of years and we intend to continue that progress. For the past three years, the Urbana Campus has had an aggressive salary program. On average, faculty salaries rose by 3.91% in 2012, by 4.3% in 2013, and by 4.33% in 2014, not including raises for promotion.  We expect a competitive program again this year, though the details are still being decided.

 
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New Base Salary Guidelines for Specialized Faculty

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance campus support and professional opportunities for our specialized faculty, we have established a new minimum salary for non-visiting positions of $40,000/year for full-time 9-month appointments. We are working with colleges to implement any necessary adjustments to base salaries as soon as possible.

Read the massmail announcement about new salary guidelines here.

Read the Provost Communication 25 regarding Specialized Faculty here.

 
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First Cluster Hiring Themes and Potential Topics

The Campus just announced a new cluster hiring program that will focus on three of the Visioning Future Excellence themes.  Faculty working groups and deans have identified five potential topics for each theme: Social Equality and Cultural Understanding, Energy and the Environment and Health and Wellness. These cluster topics will be a major focus of the college hiring plans for the next academic year.

 

 
 
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