Lifelong Learning and Educational Access Program (LLEAP)
LLEAP is a program that provides eligible employees release time, flex time, and/or funds for educational development purposes for a career at the University.
Academic employees are eligible for a tuition and service fee waiver if they hold an appointment of 25 percent or more of full-time service for not less than three-fourths of a term. Children of public university employees and retirees may also be eligible. Information regarding admission may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records, 1200 West Harrison Street, 996-4350.
The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women, with support from the Academic Professional Advisory Committee has established a mentoring program on campus.The APMP is a creative and innovative attempt to start to think about building in supervisory, departmental, and institutional consideration for our advancement and our longevity as vital staff members here at UIC. It is a cost-effective way to provide leadership opportunities, build morale, stimulate conversations around best practices, provide brainstorming and support sessions and rejuvenate a significant part of the administrative structure of the University.
University of Illinois Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest
The involvement of academic staff members in external entities, for reasonable periods of time and for personal remuneration, is desirable and encouraged when the activities enhances the professional skills of staff members or constitute a public service and so are of benefit to the university. The time allowable for these activities, as well as for other income producing activities (i.e., those not related to the enhancement of professional skills), will vary among individuals, from discipline to discipline, from one type of activity to another, and will be affected by each unit’s specific needs to meet administrative, teaching, research, service, and governance functions.
A common convention in higher education, observed at the University of Illinois, is that the devotion of the equivalent of an average of one day per seven-day week for full-time academic staff (40 days for an academic year appointment and 52 days for a calendar year appointment) for such engagements is not usually a conflict of commitment. A “day” is defined as any accumulation of eight hours, regardless of time of day or day of week, including nights and weekends, during the contract period. In the case of part-time academic staff, UEOs should consider their part-time status when deciding whether to approve external activities.
This guideline does not represent an automatic entitlement. Prior written approval of non-university income producing activities, whether less than or exceeding the one day per week guideline, must be obtained from the UEO. The devotion of any time to external activities, even to university--benefiting external activities, must not diminish the academic staff member’s commitment or service to the university. When such engagements are approved, academic staff members must arrange the outside obligations, financial interests, and activities so they do not impede or conflict with university duties and responsibilities.