At a Glance: May 29, 2023

May 31, 2023
Online Programs Announcements
Holiday Closure: Memorial Day
The University will be closed today, Monday, May 29, to honor the US military personnel who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Please refer to your course syllabi for assignment deadlines and live session schedules. University offices are closed today, and responses via email will be delayed during this time. We look forward to interacting with you on Tuesday, May 30 when the University reopens.
Have You Connected with a Specialist? 
Get a head start on your Fall course planning by meeting with a specialist. Student and Academic Success Team provides academic advising and support for all learners in Gies Online Programs. Whether you need assistance with registration and drop schedules, course selections, degree planning or resources available to you - our team is here to help! Learn more about connecting with a specialist here.
Apply to Be a Course Assistant!
If you’re interested in working with iDegree courses as a grader/course assistant in the first 8 weeks of Fall 2023, please read the information below and submit your application before June 1, 2023.
Position: Graduate Hourly or Academic Hourly CA position
Course Duration: August 2 - October 13, 2023
CA Qualification:
1. Available to work 10-15 hours each week
2. Got an A or A+ for the courses you choose
3. Physically reside within the US
4. Eligible to work during the entire term 
Starting Rate: $15
Major Responsibilities:
* CA (Grader): Graders will grade assignments, monitor Q&A discussion, review the course content, and support live sessions (optional)
* CA (SCF): Synchronous Course Facilitators will provide advanced zoom support for live sessions remotely or in the BIF studios
* CA (PR): Plagiarism Reviewers will proactively search course content that is posted online without permission and request the materials to be taken down
Link to Application: (make sure to complete both Part A and Part B applications)
Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM (Central Time), June 1, 2023
Faculty Feature
Denise Lewin Loyd
Denise Lewin Loyd is the Associate Dean for Equity and Associate Professor of Business Administration and Vernon Zimmerman Faculty Fellow. Professor Loyd earned her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2005. She joined the faculty of Gies in 2013. Her research focuses on groups and teams, diversity, social identity, status, and ethics. In 2020, she became the inaugural Associate Dean for Equity and spearheads the College's priority of becoming a leader in equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Find Professor Loyd:
Professor Loyd serves as co-lead instructor for BADM 508: Leadership and Teams, which will begin in August.

In Case You Missed It...
Let's Talk Money Webinar Series
Let’s Talk Money is a free, 7-week series to help you gain financial knowledge! These sessions are free, but registration is required. All sessions are offered via Zoom on Tuesdays at noon (CST) from June 6 – July 25 (skipping the week of July 3). Register here.
  • Who Are You With Money (June 6, 2023 @ noon)
  • How Much Is Too Much Debt (June 13, 2023 @ noon)
  • Fair Access to Credit (June 20, 2023 @ noon)
  • Debt Repayment Strategies (June 27, 2023 @ noon) 
  • Credit Scores Revealed (July 11, 2023 @ noon)
  • Secrets for Financial Success (July 18, 2023 @ noon)
  • Make Your Savings Grow (July 25, 2023 @ noon)
What is the Transformative Potential of Artificial Intelligence?
Robert Brunner, Associate Dean for Innovation and Chief Disruption Officer and Professor of Accountancy at the Gies College of Business, spoke with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora about the transformative potential of artificial intelligence technology such as ChatGPT. Read more here.
New Drop and Withdrawal Refund Guides
For your convenience, the Office of the Registrar has created two course refund guides that outline the specific drop dates and withdrawal dates for each course. Just go to “non-standard courses” and search by course number. Please note that there are two separate refund guides for drops and withdrawals and you can refer to our Dropping Courses and Refunds page about the difference between a drop, withdrawal, and cancellation. As an additional resource, our event calendar posts the academic drop deadlines by course start date. 
Spring 2023 Grade Release 
Final grades for the Spring 2023 semester are available to view in Student Self-Service.
Use the Event Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Holiday Closure: Memorial Day
May 29 
The University of Illinois will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day, a National Holiday in the United States.
Holiday Closure: Juneteenth
June 19
The University of Illinois will be closed on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth, a National Holiday in the United States.
Deadline to Apply to Graduate in August 2023
June 30 | Apply to Graduate
For August 2023 graduates to be awarded their degree, they will need to apply to graduate on student self-service by June 30. This application will not register you for the May or December 2023 convocation ceremony.

Brazil Immersion
July 29-August 5 
August 2023 Degree Conferral 
August 7
The University will begin to confer degrees for August 2023 graduates starting on August 7, but it may take longer for the degree to be officially awarded.
Summer 2023 Grade Release
August 11