The UIC Experience Program Widely Implemented/Promoted

Project Title

The UIC Experience Program Widely Implemented/Promoted

Project Sponsor

Barbara Henley, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Project Lead

Jill Rothamer-Wallenfeldt

Project Team

Clare Delaney

Daniel Dicesare

Eileen Doran

Taeler Frierson

Francine Godwin

Kathleen Kashima

David Klawitter

Rhonda Laylo

Queena Luu

Mark Manderino

Mark Martell

Darryl Pendleton

Jodi Stelley

Melissa Tag

Stacie Williams

Project Objectives

The goal of our project team is to strategize ways to widely implement and promote The UIC Experience program.  Through a partnership with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, The UIC Experience is a co-curricular road map for navigating out-of-the-classroom urban, academic, and cultural activities available to UIC students. Students earn The UIC Experience Certificate after engaging in 2 experiences from 3 key areas—Urban Exploration, Inquiring Minds, and Community—and documenting what they have learned. These three areas define the unique character of UIC: a highly diverse, urban, research intensive public university.

 Six areas of emphasis crucial to successfully implementing and promoting The UIC Experience program are:

  •  Integrate The UIC Experience program into Summer Orientation 2015.
  • Evaluate and promote the A La Carte Theme, identify trigger points (departmental requirements) to engage students with this theme, and streamline the online documentation process.
  • Evaluate and enhance current theme partners’ activities, identify trigger points (departmental requirements) to engage students with these themes, and streamline the online documentation process.
  • Introduce The UIC Experience to potential West Side medical school theme partners and determine what these partners’ themes might entail.
  • Evaluate and create an effective advertising campaign and roll-out timeline by identifying key branding and key messaging.
  • Assess student users’ experience and satisfaction with The UIC Experience program during 2014-2015.

 Project Management Plan

This document outlines the project objectives, scope, expected outcomes, expectations, roles and responsibilities. Click to open the PDF file.

Project Progress Indicator


Project Status Updates

April-May 2015 status report

June-July 2015 status report

August-September 2015 status report

October-November 2015 status report

Final Project Report

This project was completed in December 2015.  Click here to open the Final Project Report.

Project Sustainability Report

A sustainability report, summarizing accomplishments and impact of an already completed Student Success Initiative project: December 2016