Non-Degree Student Announcements - November 9, 2020

Dec 4, 2020
Online Programs Announcements for Non-Degree Students - November 9, 2020
Begin Preparing for Spring Registration
Spring 2021 registration will open on Wednesday, December 2. You will receive a notice from the Office of the Registrar soon regarding your time ticket on November 16. A time ticket is the date and time that you are eligible to register. The deadline for registering for the first 8-week session (January 13 - March 9, 2021) is December 23, 2020. You are also eligible to register for second 8-week courses (March 17 – May 11, 2021) once your time ticket opens.

To prepare for registration, please make sure that you check our website for details oncourse offerings and how to register for classes. Creating a degree plan is highly recommended to ensure you stay on track and complete your program within your desired timeline. Connect with the Student Success Team during office hours or email i-support@illinois.eduif you have any questions - we would love to assist you!
Spring Financial Aid
Due to COVID-19, there has been a delay in the campus semester schedule for Spring 2021. This does not affect Online Programs classes, but will affect financial aid disbursement. The Office of Student Financial Aid cannot disburse aid more than 10 days before the start of the term on January 25. Aid packages will not be affected, however funding cannot be released until January 15.
Dean Brown Discusses Rapid Change in Higher Education
Dean Brown wrote an article in AACSB’s BizEd about the opportunities and hazards of managing rapid change. In an era defined by transformation, leaders must not only demonstrated great agility, but also consider the needs of people most affected by change. In this piece, Dean Brown discussed the investment in and growth of our online programs and provides great perspective on what we are doing at Gies College of Business. Read more here.
Webinar: How Can Artificial Intelligence Effectively Augment Human Intelligence?
Tuesday, November 10 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST | Register Here
There is growing consensus that the better way to think about artificial intelligence is not from a machine-versus-human perspective but from a machine-plus-human perspective. The understanding that human intelligence and artificial intelligence have different – as well as complementary – strengths and weaknesses has led to the emergence of human–AI hybrid systems that combine the two intelligences. While the transformative potential of AI is widely recognized, there is still significant uncertainty for businesses on how to effectively integrate AI into their existing processes. Aravinda Garimellaassistant professor of business administration at Gies College of Business, will discuss key issues to consider before designing, implementing, and using AI-augmented systems. How do human biases enter algorithms? Conversely, how is human decision making influenced by AI input? When do humans embrace AI advice, and when do they reject it? When and how can AI best augment human intelligence?
Gies College of Business Virtual Award Ceremony
Friday, November 13 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST | RSVP Here
Please join Gies College of Business and the Gies Business Alumni Association for a virtual event to honor the 2020 recipients of our alumni and faculty awards.
Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient:
Alan D. Feldman, ’74 BUS, ’76 MBA, (Retired) Chairman, President & CEO, Midas, Inc.
Appreciation Award recipient:
Edith A. Stotler, ’68 LAS, (Retired) Partner of Stotler Grain Company & President of Homer Grain Company
GBAA Excellence-in-Teaching Award recipients:
Rachel Schwartz, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Michael Bednar, Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Sulaiman AlBader, Excellence in Teaching Assistance.

Meeting URL:
Meeting ID: 849 3991 3994; Password: 883362

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