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 and graduate studies; vice provost for academic development and planning; 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)
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MEMBERSHIP
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
*^Executive Vice President & Provost
Raymond Alden 
Raymond Alden
   
Business
Tanuja Singh
Chih Chen
   
Business
Sarah Marsh
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Education
Laurel Jeris
Myoungwhon Jung
Myoungwhon Jung
Myoungwhon Jung
Education
Connie Fox
Helen Brantley
   
Engineering & Eng. Tech
 Richard Marcellus
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Engineering & Eng. Tech
 Andrew Otieno
 Andrew Otieno
 
Andrew Otieno
Health and Human Sciences
Deborah Gough
Deborah Gough
   
Health and Human Sciences
**Aimee Prawitz
Aimee Prawitz
Aimee Prawitz
Aimee Prawitz
Law
Dan Reynolds
Marc Falkoff
Mark Falkoff
Mark Falkoff
Liberal Arts & Sciences
David Gorman
David Gorman
   
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Andrea Molnar
David Goldblum
   
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Jay Stravers
Zhuan Ye
Zhuan Ye
Zhuan Ye
Visual & Performing Arts
John Novak
 John Novak
John Novak
Visual & Performing Arts
Kerry Freedman
     
Student (Graduate)
Niquella Hardwick
   
Student (Undergraduate)
Daniel Matousek
   
+Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
 Earl Seaver
Earl Seaver
   
+Vice President for Research
James Erman
James Erman
   
+Vice Provost, Academic
Planning &Development
Virginia Cassidy 
Virginia Cassidy
   
+Vice Provost for Resource Planning
Joseph Grush 
Joseph Grush 
   
+Dean, University Libraries
Patrick Dawson 
Patrick Dawson 
   
+Director, Institutional Research
J. Daniel House 
J. Daniel House 
   
              * Chair
               ^ Ex officio
               + Ex officio, nonvoting
              **Assistant Chair