ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL (APC)
(Bylaws, Article 14.3)

Membership of APC

  1. The Academic Planning Council shall consist of representation from the faculty, the students, and the administration

    Fourteen faculty representatives to be chosen as follows: two each from the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts; one from the College of Law; three from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (one each from the areas of the humanities, social sciences, and other sciences);

    Faculty representatives shall be elected by the college council or college faculty of the college they represent. They shall serve three-year staggered terms beginning with the fall semester. If no elected faculty representative is a voting member of the Faculty Senate, the senate shall elect one senate member to serve on the council as an ex officio nonvoting member. No department shall have more than one faculty representative at any one time.

    Two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, shall be appointed annually as voting members of the council. The appointments shall be made by the president of the Student Association from a list of nominees submitted by the college student advisory committees. Each student advisory committee shall be entitled to nominate annually one undergraduate and one graduate student, as appropriate to degrees offered in that college. Terms of office for student members shall begin at the start of the fall semester; no such term shall extend beyond the start of the succeeding fall semester. Students shall be eligible for reappointment to successive terms.

    The executive vice president and provost shall serve ex officio as chair. The following shall serve as ex officio nonvoting members:

    Vice provost responsible for undergraduate education; vice president for research; vice provost for academic planning and development; vice provost for resource planning; dean of the University Libraries; director of the Office of Institutional Research.The faculty representatives on the council shall elect from among their members a faculty representative who shall serve as the assistant chair of the council. The assistant chair shall be chosen annually at the first meeting of the council each fall semester and shall serve a renewable term of one year.Others who may be directly involved in issues concerning academic programs may assist the committee as resource personnel.

  2. Duties shall be: working with the colleges and departments, and in reporting to the University Council, the Academic Planning Council shall:

    1. Prepare and periodically update the academic mission statement for Northern Illinois University;


    2. Develop and periodically update plans and strategies to fulfill the university's academic mission;


    3. Develop and implement procedures for the periodic review of academic programs in terms of their quality, achievement of student learning outcomes, and their consistency with the institution's academic mission;


    4. Advise the executive vice president and provost on academic priorities and strategies for the achievement of those priorities, including the establishment of priorities in budgeting;


    5. Make recommendations to the colleges and departmnets on the implementation, development, and follow-up of future plans for programs and research/service units;
    6. The chair, the assistant chair, and such other faculty members as the council may designate shall comprise a committee to prepare the agenda for meetings of the council.

Council minutes and reports are to be distributed to all University Council and Faculty Senate members and deposited in the University Archives. All substantive policy recommendations are subject to University Council approval.

ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL (APC)
MEMBERSHIP
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
*^Executive Vice President & Provost
Raymond Alden
Raymond Alden     
Business
Tanuja Singh
Tanuja Singh Tanuja Singh  
Business
Sarah Marsh
Sarah Marsh    
Education
Laurel Jeris
Laurel Jeris    
Education
Connie Fox
Connie Fox Connie Fox  
Engineering & Eng. Tech
Richard Marcellus
 Richard Marcellus  Richard Marcellus Richard Marcellus
Engineering & Eng. Tech
Andrew Otieno
 Andrew Otieno  Andrew Otieno Andrew Otieno
Health and Human Sciences
Deborah Gough
Deborah Gough Deborah Gough  
Health and Human Sciences
Aimee Prawitz
**Aimee Prawitz    
Law
Dan Reynolds
Dan Reynols    
Liberal Arts & Sciences
David Gorman
David Gorman David Gorman  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Andrea Molnar
Andrea Molnar Andrea Molnar  
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Carol Thompson
Jay Stravers    
Visual & Performing Arts
John Novak  John Novak John Novak
Visual & Performing Arts
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman Kerry Freedman  
Student (Graduate)
Stephanie Gay
   
Student (Undergraduate)
Elaine Phillips
     
+Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Earl Seaver
 Earl Seaver    
+Vice President for Research
Rathindra Bose
James Erman    
+Vice Provost, Academic
Planning &Development
Virginia Cassidy
Virginia Cassidy     
+Vice Provost for Resource Planning
Joseph Grush
Joseph Grush     
+Dean, University Libraries
Byron Anderson
Patrick Dawson     
+Director, Institutional Research
J. Daniel House
J. Daniel House     
              * Chair
               ^ Ex officio
               + Ex officio, nonvoting
              **Assistant Chair