The faculty of the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguisitcs have authored major books and articles, led externally funded projects, and received national and international awards and fellowships for their scholarship, teaching, and service. Faculty and graduate students also host several large international conferences as well as tightly-focused colloquia and workshops every year, bringing lively dialogue and diversity of thought to the campus community and beyond, contributing to a vibrant intellectual environment in which professionals and the general public can thrive. Many of our tenure-line and specialized faculty regularly receive recognition for teaching excellence, and they are often called upon to serve in administrative roles at the Campus- and College-levels.
SLCL's dedicated administrative support staff work diligently to ensure that the academic and administrative functions of the School and the Departments are managed cohesively. The SLCL staff have regularly been nominated for and received Campus, College, and School awards such as the Chancellor's Staff Award, the LAS Staff Award, the Nancy J. McCowen Distinguished Service Award, and the Marita Romine Distinguished Service Award.
Our graduate students continue to produce award winning research and to receive University and College teaching awards, as well as School and university fellowships such as the Douglas A. Kibbee Prize, the SLCL Humanities Fellowship, the SLCL Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the Graduate College's Illinois Distinguished Fellowship and Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
SLCL funds undergraduate research through faculty-initiated proposals that enable students to work closely with a faculty mentor on a specific research topic. Each undergraduate project culminates with an appropriate report of completed work, such as a research or conference paper, a poster, a publication or another type of demonstration of scholarly/creative accomplishment.
The Frances E. Scheidel Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who have overcome significant hurdles to achieve academic success.