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2023 Agenda

2023 Annual Leadership Retreat: Envisioning the Future, Engaging the Present at UIC

August 15, 2023

Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum
725 West Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, Illinois

Time Session
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Registration and Networking with Continental Breakfast
11:00 - 11:05 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
Karen Colley, PhD,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
11:05 - 12:05 p.m. Envisioning the Future and Q&A
Marie-Lynn Miranda, PhD, Chancellor
12:05 - 12:55 p.m. Lunch Break & Breakout Session Overview
Karen Colley, PhD, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions
1) Becoming a Health Promoting Campus: Cultivating a Community of Practice
Presented by:
Raphael Florestal-Kevelier, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Health and Wellness, & Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences
Niccole Brusa, Interim Director, UIC Counseling Center
Carol Peterson, Senior Director, UIC Wellness Center
Lynne Thompson, Interim Director, Campus Recreation
Natalia Lopez-Yanez, Director of Public Health Initiatives

2) Storytelling & Listening: Utilizing Improv Techniques to Connect with Others and Inform Change
Presented by:
Ranjit “RJ” Souri, Director of Student Professional Development and Lecturer, Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development (iLEAD)
Diana Soriano, Lecturer, Student Professional Development Program and Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development (iLEAD)

3) Supporting Faculty with Difficult Conversations
Presented by:
Mike Stieff, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Chemistry
Fred McCall, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Engagement & Interim Dean of Students

4) Let’s Talk About Burnout and Stress! What Can We Do?
Presented by:
Laurie Schellenberger, Director, Organizational Development

5) Building UIC Data Capacity: Initiatives Focused on Improving Access, Data Literacy & Strengthening the Data Community
Presented by:
Thomas Warfield, Director, Office of Institutional Research

6) Developing High Engagement Asynchronous Courses
Presented by:
Dara Crowfoot, Assistant Vice Chancellor for UIC Extended Campus
Christopher Blakesley, Executive Director, Instructional Design & Media Studio, CATE
1:50 - 2:00 p.m. Break & Return to Main Hall
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Generative AI and Its Future @ UIC
David Chestek, DO, Chief Medical Information Officer – UI Health
Szymon Machajewski, PhD, Associate Director of Learning Technologies & Instructional Innovation, Technology Solutions
Erin Stapleton-Corcoran, Associate Instructional Designer, Instructional Design and Media Production Studio (IDMPS)
Chris Kanich, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Computer Science
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Karen Colley, PhD, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs