Appendices to the Doctoral Handbook

Please see supplemental information to the handbook below.

Program Coordinators

Program Coordinator Phone Email Office
Curriculum Studies Aria Razfar, PhD arazfar@uic.edu (312) 996-8134 3428 ETMSW
Educational Psychology George Karabatsos, PhD georgek@uic.edu (312) 413-1816 1034 ETMSW
Literacy, Language, and Culture Jim Gavelek, PhD gavelek@uic.edu (312) 996-5791 1412 ETMSW
Mathematics and Science Education Eric Gutstein, PhD gutstein@uic.edu (312) 413-2410 3420 ETMSW
Mathematics and Science Education Maria Varelas, PhD mvarelas@uic.edu (312) 996-2454 3513 ETMSW
Policy Studies in Urban Education Benjamin Superfine, PhD bsuperfi@uic.edu (312) 355-0362 1208 ETMSW
Special Education Marie Tejero Hughes, PhD marieth@uic.edu (312) 413-1623 3432 ETMSW
EdD Urban Educational Leadership Steve Tozer, PhD stozer@uic.edu (312) 413-7782 1048 ETMSW

Department of Curriculum and Instruction Chair and Staff

PhD Curriculum Studies
PhD Literacy, Language and Culture
PhD Mathematics and Science Education
Chair Staff Staff
Personnel Norma Lopez-Reyna, PhD Karen Dop Sharon Earthely
Phone 312-996-4526 (312) 996-4509 (312) 996-4508
Email nlr@uic.edu klenhart@uic.edu earthely@uic.edu
Office 3416 ETMSW 3252 ETMSW 3252 ETMSW

Department of Educational Psychology Chair and Staff

PhD Educational Psychology
Chair Staff Staff
Personnel Stacey Horn, PhD Alejandra Cantero Adrienne Gilg
Phone 312-413-3679 312-996-5650 (312) 996-5580
Email sshorn@uic.edu acante2@uic.edu amgilg@uic.edu
Office 3507 ETMSW 3343 ETMSW 3343 ETMSW

Department of Educational Policy Studies Chair and Staff

PhD Policy Studies in Urban Education - Education Organization and Leadership
PhD Policy Studies in Urban Education - Social Foundations of Education
EdD Urban Education Leadership
Chair Staff Staff
Personnel Benjamin Superfine, PhD Karen Dop Sharon Earthely
Phone 312-355-0362 (312) 996-4509 (312) 996-4508
Email bsuperfi@uic.edu klenhart@uic.edu earthely@uic.edu
Office 1208 ETMSW 3252 ETMSW 3252 ETMSW

Department of Special Education Chair and Staff

PhD Special Education
Chair Staff Staff
Personnel Norma Lopez-Reyna, PhD Alejandra Cantero Adrienne Gilg
Phone 312-996-4526 312-996-5650 (312) 996-5580
Email nlr@uic.edu acante2@uic.edu amgilg@uic.edu
Office 3416 ETMSW 3343 ETMSW 3343 ETMSW

Office of Student Services

3145 ETMSW
Office Hours: Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Doctoral Programs Advisor:  Elise Wilson
312-996-4594
elise@uic.edu
3149 ETMSW

Contact OSS for advising materials and procedures, preliminary & dissertation defense forms, status in the program, final graduation check, petitions for extension, leaves of absence and registration.

Faculty of the College of Education

Full Members of the Graduate College*

The Graduate College requires that chairs of preliminary examination and dissertation committees be full members of the Graduate College.  Full Graduate College membership is also required for several additional members of these committees; please refer to sections of this handbook on preliminary examination and dissertation committees for specific regulations.

Below is a list of current COE faculty with full Graduate College membership. For a full list of Graduate College faculty members go to the Graduate College website.

*for a full list of members, including recent retirees who retain Full Member status for committees, go to the Graduate College website.

Public Formal Grievance Procedures

I. Introduction

These procedures have been implemented to address complaints of discrimination on the basis of age and/or disability in any activity, policy, rule, standard, or method of administration that is related to the operation of University’s programs.

II. Eligibility

These procedures may be used by any member of the public who alleges age (Under the Age Discrimination Act) or disability (Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act) discrimination on the basis of class.  However, anyone who wishes to challenge a decision made about them by an agent of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the course of their employment or enrollment at UIC must utilize the UIC Academic Grievance Procedures.

III. Definitions

A. Grievance: A written statement submitted by a Grievant identifying the activity, policy, rule, standard or method of administration he/she claims to be discriminatory on the basis of age and/or disability and explaining the manner in which that activity, policy, rule, standard or method of administration discriminates.  All Grievances must be signed by the Grievant and must outline the Grievant’s allegations in as much detail as possible.

B. Grievant: Any member of the public who submits a Grievance.

C. Grievance Officer: The assigned investigator of the UIC Office for Access and Equity can be contacted at the address below:

Office for Access and Equity (M/C 602)
809 South Marshfield Avenue, Room 718
Chicago, IL 60612-7207
(312) 996-8670
Fax (312) 413-0055
Website

D. Appeals Officer: The Associate Chancellor for Access and Equity or his/her designee.

E. Days: Any reference to “days” herein shall refer to business days (excluding weekends and federal holidays).

F. Record: The complete record of a Grievance will consist of the original Grievance and any supporting information or documentation submitted with that Grievance, the Grievance Officer’s findings, the Appeal (if any) and any additional information or documentation submitted with the Appeal, the Appeal Officer’s findings, and any communications and notices relative to the Grievance.  The Record will be maintained for at least five (5) years following the final decision.

IV. Grievance Process

A. Filing of the Grievance:  The Grievant must file his/her Grievance with the Grievance Officer no later than ten (10) days after he/she becomes aware of the offending activity, policy, standard or method of administration.

B. Investigation: The Grievance Officer shall conduct an appropriate investigation of the issues raised in the Grievance.  The Grievant shall be given an opportunity to submit any relevant evidence he/she may have to support the Grievance.  Within fourteen days (14) of submission of the Grievance, the Grievance Officer shall issue his/her findings.  In the event the Grievance Officer finds evidence of discrimination in the activity, policy, standard or method of administration, he/she shall make recommendations for change(s) and shall coordinate the efforts for change(s) with the department/unit/college whose activity, policy, standard or method of administration is at issue.  Furthermore, in the event that the individual was adversely affected by a decision made pursuant to a discriminatory process, policy, activity, standard or method of administration, the individual will be given the opportunity for the decision to be reconsidered according to the revised process, policy, etc…  In those cases where the Grievance Officer finds no evidence of discrimination, he/she shall send written notice of that finding to the Grievant within that 14-day time period.  Said notice shall inform the Grievant of his/her right to appeal the finding to the Appeals Officer within five (5) days of receipt of the notice.

C. Appeal: An appeal of the Grievance Officer’s findings must be in writing and must state the basis for the appeal, providing any additional evidence or information that may support the Grievant’s claim of discrimination.  The Appeals Officer shall review the Grievance Officer’s record and any information/evidence submitted with the Appeal and shall issue findings within ten (10) days of receipt of the appeal.   In the event the Appeals Officer finds evidence of discrimination in the activity, policy, standard or method of administration, he/she shall make recommendations for changes.  In those cases where the Appeals Officer finds no evidence of discrimination, he/she shall send written notice of that finding to the Grievant within that 10-day time period.   There shall be no further levels of review or appeal beyond the Appeals Officer.

Deviation from the Process: Upon proof of extenuating circumstances, the Chancellor and only the Chancellor may approve a deviation from these procedures (e.g., extension of a deadline).