Graduate College Elections

Voting Information

  • If an error or omission is discovered, immediately contact the person(s) listed under the Contact section below or call the Graduate College at 413-2550.
  • To view a sample ballot and candidates statements (if provided) for this election see Executive, Awards, & Diversity Awards Election Supplemental Information section below.
 Election active April 4, 2019 (Thursday) 10:00 am CDT through April 15, 2019 (Monday) 4:00 pm CDT

Starting with the elections in 2004, the annual elections for the Graduate College Executive Committee and the Graduate College Awards Committee are held on-line.

Each academic year, approximately one-half of the seats on the Executive, Awards, and Diversity Awards Committees are filled with new members.  Executive Committee members serve a two-year term, Awards Committee members serve a three-year term, and Diversity Awards Committee members serve a two-year term.   Four members of the Executive Committee are to be elected each year and the remainder appointed by the Dean. Four or more members of the Awards Committee are elected (three-year terms), and two more per division are appointed by the Dean (one-year terms).  The Dean of the Graduate College solicits nominations, and a sample ballot is presented at the Graduate Faculty Annual Meeting. At the meeting, faculty can put forth additional nominations, and then the ballot is ratified by those faculty present. The election is held shortly after the meeting.

See Graduate College Bylaws for additional information.

Voter Eligibility

Members of the Graduate Faculty with full membership are eligible to vote.  Other members who are allowed to serve on student committees but do not currently hold full membership are not eligible to vote in these elections. (NOTE:  Full members who retire continue to hold full membership, with voting rights, for three years after retirement, renewable for three year terms by the Executive Officer of the faculty’s unit.)

A complete list of Graduate Faculty who are eligible to vote in this election is linked below.

  • Note: Faculty with full Graduate College membership who retire retain full membership for three years (renewable).

Voting Dates and Times

Election active April 4, 2019 (Thursday) 10:00 am CDT through April 15, 2019 (Monday) 4:00 pm CDT

Voting Procedures

  • ACCC no longer supports the online election process they formerly administered.  Instead, ACCC recommends using Qualtrics Surveys.
  • In the email from Qualtrics that you received there is a link to the survey that is individualized for each eligible voter.
  • The survey was created so that voters can only participate once.
  • Once you submit your vote it cannot be amended.
  • Voters should vote for candidates in every division, not only the division in which you reside.
  • Please read each item on the ballot carefully. Some items require only one vote while others may allow for more.
  • It is permissible to not vote for any individual question, or, if mutlitple responses are allowed, to vote for less than the maximum.

Privacy and Security

This Qualtrics survey has been built to ensure that voters will be allowed to vote only once. Only Graduate Faculty granted full membership from the Graduate College will be allowed to vote – see the “Voter Eligibilty” section above for a link to the current list. The survey has been built as an anonymous survey so that voting is completely confidential and no member of the Graduate College will be able to access any individual voting choices.  Votes for candidates are not linked to the voter, however, the survey does provide the option to allow reminders to be sent to individuals who have not completed the survey.

2019 Results

Only the individuals who were elected are listed.

337 voted out of 1298 eligible (26%).

Election Results for 2019 Graduate College Executive Committee, Awards Committee, and Diversity Awards Committee

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Arts and the Humanities – One (1) to be elected

  • Christopher Boyer, Professor, History

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Tarini Bedi, Associate Professor, Anthropology

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • David Eddington, Professor, Bioengineering

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Life Sciences – One (1) to be elected

  • Emily Minor, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

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Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Arts and the Humanities – One (1) to be elected

  • Catherine Becker, Associate Professor, Art History

Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Stellan Ohlsson, Professor, Psychology

Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Christof Sparber, Professor, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Life Sciences – One (1) to be elected

  • Donna MacDuff, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

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Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Arts and the Humanities – One (1) to be elected

  • Daniel Sutherland, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Petia Kostadinova, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Carmen Lilley, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Life Sciences – One (1) to be elected

  • Terry Moore, Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Supplemental Information

Election active April 12, 2018 (Thursday) 10:00 am CDT through April 24, 2018 (Tuesday) 11:00 am CDT

Starting with the elections in 2004, the annual elections for the Graduate College Executive Committee and the Graduate College Awards Committee are held on-line.

Each academic year, approximately one-half of the seats on the Executive, Awards, and Diversity Awards Committees are filled with new members.  Executive Committee members serve a two-year term, Awards Committee members serve a three-year term, and Diversity Awards Committee members serve a two-year term.   Four members of the Executive Committee are to be elected each year and the remainder appointed by the Dean.  Four or more members of the Awards Committee are elected (three-year terms), and two more per division are appointed by the Dean (one-year terms).  The Dean of the Graduate College solicits nominations, and a sample ballot is presented at the Graduate Faculty Annual Meeting. At the meeting, faculty can put forth additional nominations, and then the ballot is ratified by those faculty present. The election is held shortly after the meeting.

See Graduate College Bylaws for additional information.

Voter Eligibility

Members of the Graduate Faculty with full membership are eligible to vote.  Other members who are allowed to serve on student committees but do not currently hold full membership are not eligible to vote in these elections. (NOTE:  Full members who retire continue to hold full membership, with voting rights, for three years after retirement, renewable for three year terms by the Executive Officer of the faculty’s unit.)

A complete list of Graduate Faculty who are eligible to vote in this election is linked below.

  • Note: Faculty with full Graduate College membership who retire retain full membership for three years (renewable).

Voting Dates and Times

Election active April 12, 2018 (Thursday) 10:00 am CDT through April 24, 2018 (Tuesday) 11:00 am CDT

Voting Procedures

  • ACCC no longer supports the online election process they formerly administered.  Instead, ACCC recommends using Qualtrics Surveys.
  • In the email from Qualtrics that you received there is a link to the survey that is individualized for each eligible voter.
  • The survey was created so that voters can only participate once.
  • Once you submit your vote it cannot be amended.
  • Voters should vote for candidates in every division, not only the division in which you reside.
  • Please read each item on the ballot carefully. Some items require only one vote while others may allow for more.
  • It is permissible to not vote for any individual question, or, if mutlitple responses are allowed, to vote for less than the maximum.

Privacy and Security

This Qualtrics survey has been built to ensure that voters will be allowed to vote only once. Only Graduate Faculty granted full membership from the Graduate College will be allowed to vote – see the “Voter Eligibilty” section above for a link to the current list. The survey has been built as an anonymous survey so that voting is completely confidential and no member of the Graduate College will be able to access any individual voting choices.  Votes for candidates are not linked to the voter, however, the survey does provide the option to allow reminders to be sent to individuals who have not completed the survey.

2018 Results

Election for the Executive, Awards, and Diversity Awards Committees 2018 – Results

The election for the 2018 Executive, Awards, and Diversity Awards Committees has ended, and the results are listed below.

Only the individuals who were elected are listed.

333 voted out of 1272 eligible (26.2%).

Election Results for 2018 Graduate College Executive Committee, Awards Committee, and Diversity Awards Committee

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Arts and the Humanities – One (1) to be elected

  • Nick Huggett, Professor, Philosophy

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Jennifer Wiley, Professor, Psychology

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Michael J. Scott, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Life Sciences – One (1) to be elected

  • Kamal Sharma, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

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Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Arts and the Humanities – Three (3) to be elected

  • Silvia Malagrino, Professor, Art
  • Dianna Niebylski, Professor, Hispanic and Italian Studies
  • Sharon Oiga, Associate Professor, Design

Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Chang-ming Hsieh, Associate Professor, Social Work

Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division – Two (2) to be elected

  • Thomas Driver, Professor, Chemistry
  • Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi, Assistant Professor, Physics

Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Life Sciences – Two (2) to be elected

  • Alessandra Eustaquio, Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology
  • Roberta Mason-Gamer, Professor, Biological Sciences

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Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Arts and the Humanities – One (1) to be elected

  • Cynthia Blair, Associate Professor, History

Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Sharon Meraz, Associate Professor, Communication

Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Laura Anderson, Associate Professor, Chemistry

Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Life Sciences – One (1) to be elected

  • William Walden, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Supplemental Information

Election active April 10, 2017 (Monday) 10:00 am CDT through April 24, 2017 (Monday) 10:00 am CDT

Starting with the elections in 2004, the annual elections for the Graduate College Executive Committee and the Graduate College Awards Committee are held on-line.

Each academic year, approximately one-half of the seats on the Executive Committee and the Awards Committee are filled with new members.  Executive Committee members serve a two-year term and Awards Committee members serve a three-year term.   Four members of the Executive Committee are to be elected each year and the remainder appointed by the Dean.  Four members of the Awards Committee are all elected, and two per division are appointed by the Dean (one year terms).  The Dean of the Graduate College solicits nominations, and a sample ballot is presented at the Graduate Faculty Annual Meeting. At the meeting, faculty can put forth additional nominations, and then the ballot is ratified. The election is held shortly after the meeting. See Graduate College Bylaws for additional information.

Voter Eligibility

Members of the Graduate Faculty with full membership are eligible to vote.  Other members who are allowed to serve on student committees but do not currently hold full membership are not eligible to vote in these elections. (NOTE:  full members who retire continue to hold full membership, with voting rights, for three years after retirement, renewable for three year terms by the Executive Officer of the faculty’s unit.)

A complete list of Graduate Faculty who are eligible to vote in this election is linked below.

  • Note: Faculty with full Graduate College membership who retire retain full membership for three years (renewable).

Voting Dates and Times

Election active April 10, 2017 (Monday) 10:00 am CDT through April 24, 2017 (Monday) 10:00 am CDT

Voting Information

I.  View Sample Ballot and Statements from Candidates

To view a sample ballot and candidates statements (if provided) for this election see Supplemental Information below.

The statements were submitted by the candidates and are viewable by clicking on the individual’s name on the sample ballot, and then clicking the name again at the top of the page. NOTE: On the actual ballot that you will access through the ACCC online voting system (see below for link), the order of the candidates’ names is randomly shuffled by the election program, and the additional information is not presented.

Voting Website (url) and Procedures

  • To vote, go to:  https://www.uic.edu/apps/election/election
  • You will be asked to authenticate your eligibility through Bluestem. Use only your “….@uic.edu” net ID and the password associated with that net ID. Do not use other IDs/passwords such as “….@ece.uic.edu.”
  • Please read each item on the ballot carefully. Some items require only one vote while others may allow for more. Voters may vote for candidates in every division, not only the division in which you reside.  Once you submit your vote it cannot be altered or added to.

Privacy and Security

The on-line election process through ACCC ensures that voters will be allowed to vote only once, even if that voter has multiple net IDs or aliases. Only Graduate Faculty granted full membership from the Graduate College will be allowed to vote (Bluestem authenticated) – see the “Voter Eligibilty” section above for a link to the current list. Voting is completely confidential and no member of the Graduate College will be able to access any individual voting choices.  Votes for candidates are not linked to the voter, even internally in ACCC.

2017 Results

Election for the Executive, Awards, and Diversity Awards Committees 2017 – Results

The election for the 2017 Executive, Awards, and Diversity Awards Committees has ended, and the results are listed below.

Only the individuals who were elected are listed.

326 voted out of 1283 eligible (25.4%).

Election Results for Graduate College Executive Committee, Awards Committee, and Diversity Awards Committee – Election #429 (ACCC)

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Arts and the Humanities – One (1) to be elected

  • Blake Stimson, Professor, Art History

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Elizabeth Talbott, Associate Professor, Special Education

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Roy Plotnick, Professor, Earth & Environmental Studies

Graduate College EXECUTIVE Committee: Life Sciences – One (1) to be elected

  • Eileen Collins, Professor, Nursing Sciences

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Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Arts and the Humanities – Zero (0) to be elected

  • none

Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division – Two (2) to be elected

  • Claire Decoteau, Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Michelle Parker-Katz, Clinical Professor, Special Education

Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Sudip K. Mazumder, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Graduate College AWARDS Committee: Life Sciences – One (1) to be elected

  • Linda S. Forst, Professor, Public Health-EOHS

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Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Arts and the Humanities – One (1) to be elected

  • Ronak K. Kapadia, Assistant Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies (English)

Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Anna C. Roosevelt, Professor, Anthropology

Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division – One (1) to be elected

  • Jeremiah Abiade, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Graduate College DIVERSITY AWARDS Committee: Life Sciences – One (1) to be elected

  • Hyunwoo Lee, Assistant Professor, Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Supplemental Information

Sample Ballots and Candidate Statements

Elections Supplemental Information

Contacts