iMSM At a Glance: Announcements for May 17

May 18, 2021
Academic Policy Modification: Pass Covid/No Pass Covid (PZ/NZ)
The University of Illinois has passed an academic policy modification, Pass COVID/No Pass COVID (PZ/NZ) grading option. This optional grading modification will be available for students to select from May 22 - May 27. Students that select this option and earn a grade of D- or higher will earn PZ (Pass) and will earn course credit. Students who earn an F and select this option will earn NZ and will not earn course credit. Selecting this grade option will have no impact on GPA. To learn more about this option, and to find the form, which will be available on May 22, should visit the Graduate College website.
Live Session Times For Summer Courses Available Now
As you prepare for your summer courses, please review the live session times for your courses. Attendance at one of the weekly live sessions is strongly encouraged. If unable to participate, students are expected to watch the recording of the live session as soon as possible. Attendance requirements will vary by course, so be sure to check the syllabus. 
Need Some Quick Help? Check out Express Advising!
Do you have a question and do not want to wait to book a full advising appointment? Express Advising is a great way to connect with a member of the Gies Online Programs Student & Academic Success team when you need some fast help. These are set up as first come, first serve, walk-ins where you can connect with a Specialist for up to 15 minutes and get your questions answered. No appointment needed. Check out our Advising and Planning page for more information and times

Panel Discussion on Disruption and Innovation
Thursday, May 20 | 7:30-8:30 am CT | Register Here 
Panel Discussion on Disruption and Innovation What are disruption and innovation? What disruptions are coming, and how can we teach students to be ready? Join us for a one-hour discussion and Q&A on Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 am CT. The conversation will feature Tim Lee (Founder & CEO, QFPay), Frank Shi (Co-Founder & CEO, PhotonIC Technologies), Aakrit Vaish (Founder & CEO, Haptik), and Winnie Wu (student leader, Disruption Lab). The discussion will be moderated by Gies Associate Dean for Innovation and Chief Disruption Officer Robert Brunner.