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  1. Provost describes iCAP in space inventory letter

    Provost Andreas Cangellaris included this statement about the iCAP in the April 2019 letter (attached) to colleges and instructional units about the Space Inventory:

    "I also want to take this opportunity to recap several campus initiatives regarding space stewardship. As you may be aware, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign established the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) in May 2010 and updated the document in 2015. The document outlines strategies, initiatives, and targets toward meeting the stated goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. The targets and strategies detailed in the plan represent a series of commitments the University is making in order to achieve its sustainability goals, including the Net Zero Space Growth Policy as found in the CAM. I encourage you to review our commitments as outlined in the climate action plan and the Net Zero Space Growth Policy"

  2. ECONS006 Energy Conservation Funding 2017 - Successful

    Matthew Tomaszewski responded to the iWG Chair, Dr. Ximing Cai, with the following email:


    Good morning, Ximing,
    I have had a couple conversations with Provost Cangellaris about this recommendation.  We will include it for consideration as part of our broader discussion of the campus budget.  As you know, budget reform has implications for space and utilities use, so this is a timely submission.  

    Thank you,


    For any future updates on this item, please visit the Utility and Energy Services Funds project.

    See Transmittal of ECONS006 Energy Conservation Funding 2017 to the Provost Office here.

    See iWG Assessment of the ECONS006 Energy Conservation Funding 2017 here.

    See SWATeam recommendation ECONS006 Energy Conservation Funding 2017 here.


  3. ECONS006 Energy Conservation Funding 2017 recommendation - Transmittal

    The iCAP Working Group (iWG) Chair, Dr. Ximing Cai, forwarded the ECONS006 Energy Conservation Funding 2017 recommendation to the Provost following the completion of iWG assessment of the same. 


    Dear Provost Andreas Cangellaris:

    On behalf of Illinois Campus Sustainability Working Group (iWG), I’m sending you a recommendation on energy conservation funding, which was made by Sustainability Working Advisory Group on Energy Conservation and Building Standards (SWAT-ecbs). The recommendation was then evaluated by iWG

    Energy conservation is vital to maintaining our energy savings and emission reductions and has a strong payback. iWG suggests that the Provost’s Office considers this recommendation when reviewing Facilities and Services’ budget for FY19. Attached please see the original recommendation made by SWAT-ecbs and the evaluation of by iWG.

    If you have any questions about the recommendation, please let us know. We would appreciate any responses regarding your perspective on this recommendation.

    Thank you for your consideration and support to campus sustainability.

    Best regards

    Ximing Cai


    For any future updates on this item, please visit the Utility and Energy Services Funds project.

    See iWG Assessment of the ECONS006 Energy Conservation Funding 2017 here.

    See SWATeam recommendation ECONS006 Energy Conservation Funding 2017 here.


  4. Provost Office approves funding for LED Exit Signs

    The Office of the Provost approved $75,000 in one-time funding for the next step in the LED Exit Sign retrofit project.  The funding of $75,000 is for LED Exit Sign lighting replacement, additions, and new building surveys.  Material and labor of $70,000 would be used to replace 343 fixtures in 20 buildings at an average rate of $204/fixture.  An additional $5,000 is proposed to survey 50 campus buildings for exit light counts.  That will provide the input necessary for the next phase, once this phase is completed.

  5. Provost Fellow for Sustainability - opening

    From: Illinois Provost []
    Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 7:08 PM
    Subject: Call for New Provost's Fellow Positions: 2016-2017


    Dear Deans, Directors, and Department Head/Chairs,


    Please share this announcement with your faculty, and consider making nominations yourself.  Note that nominations are requested by May 16, 2016.


    The Provost’s Office seeks candidates for two Provost Fellow positions beginning in Fall 2016. 


    The Provost Fellows Program is designed to develop leadership skills at the campus level for some of our most accomplished tenured faculty.  Fellows participate in a range of mentoring and learning opportunities, collaborate with colleagues in the Provost's and Chancellor's Offices and in other academic and administrative offices across campus, and assume leadership roles on critical campus strategic initiatives and projects, designed in conjunction with fellows' individual interests and longer-range career goals.


    Our current Provost Fellows are:

    • Professor Lauren Goodlad, Department of English
    • Professor  Kelly Ritter, Department of English
    • Professor Rosa Milagros Santos, Department of Special Education


    We will focus on recruiting fellows interested in sustainability and special projects, as summarized below:


    • Provost Fellow for Sustainability. The position will focus on the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) and the Fellow will play a leadership role in the sustainability initiatives related to campus space and facilities.  There may also be opportunities to participate in a variety of project based efforts, as well as standing committees which include faculty, staff, and students. 
    • Provost Fellow for Special Projects. The position will focus on efforts to develop policies and guidelines emerging from campus budget reform discussions, explore strategic and curricular innovations, and realize our diversity and inclusion goals.  There will also be opportunities to help campus improve hiring and staffing policies and processes.

    Provost Fellow appointments are for one year at 50% time, with some support for summer activities.  Fellows must be tenured faculty members. 


    Deans and Department Heads/Chairs may nominate faculty members by sending their names and a short statement of their qualifications to Your assistance in identifying distinguished faculty with interest in leadership roles is critical to the success of this program.


    Faculty members can self-nominate by sending a curriculum vitae and a short statement of professional goals to For self-nominations the Office of the Provost will seek the endorsement of the candidate’s dean and unit head/chair. 


    Nominations are requested by May 16, 2016.


    More information can be found on the program website:



    If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Vice Provost Abbas Benmamoun ( 





    Edward Feser

    Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost