Thank You for Your Commitment to Our Students
As the sudden drop in temperatures and the early sunsets of the past weeks remind us – this year is moving quickly. This is particularly evident in our classrooms as papers, projects, exams and deadlines approach.
This is a time when our commitment to teaching and our leadership in exploring all of the avenues of learning truly shine at Illinois. And it is also a great time to highlight this fall’s release of “An Illinois Sampler: Teaching and Research on the Prairie” by the University of Illinois Press. Co-edited by our own Antoinette Burton and former colleague Mary-Ann Winkelmes, this is a fascinating compilation of essays by our own faculty members on the intersection of research with teaching. It is both a guide to new avenues of exploration and a celebration of teaching that is only found at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
During these increasingly hectic weeks, I thank you for your efforts, your enthusiasm and your dedication – in and out of the classroom – to delivering a transformative, educational experience to all our students.
Ilesanmi Adesida, Provost