Academic Planning Council
(FS Bylaws, Article 4.3)

Membership of APC
Minutes of APC

4.3 Academic Planning Council

4.3.1 Composition Faculty Representation

(A) Eight faculty representatives shall be chosen as follows: one each from the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Law, and Visual and Performing Arts, and one from University Libraries.

 College faculty shall be elected by the college council of the college they represent, or by the college faculty if there is no college council. Library faculty shall be elected by the University Libraries faculty. Faculty members shall serve three-year staggered terms beginning in 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 ex officio, nonvoting member. No department shall have more than one faculty representative at any one time. Student Representation

(A) One student, either an undergraduate or graduate student, shall be appointed annually as a voting member of the council. The appointment shall be made by the president of the Student Government Association. Terms of office for student members shall begin at the beginning of the fall semester; no such term shall extend beyond the beginning of the succeeding fall semester. Students shall be eligible for reappointment to successive terms. Administration Representation

(A) The executive vice president and provost, who shall serve ex officio.

4.3.2 Chair The executive vice president and provost shall serve as the chair of the council and shall vote when necessary to break a tie vote. 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 preside over council meetings in the absence of the chair, act as a liaison between the chair and council members between meetings of the council, and perform such other duties as may be assigned by either the council or the council chair. 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. 

4.3.3 Duties - Reporting to the Faculty Senate, the council shall: Prepare and periodically update the academic mission statement for Northern Illinois University. Develop and periodically bring up-to-date plans and strategies to fulfill the university's academic mission. Review college and University Libraries reports of the periodic review of academic programs in terms of their quality and their consistency with the institution's academic mission. 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.

4.3.4 Academic Planning Council minutes and reports are to be distributed to all Faculty Senate and University Council members and deposited in the university archives.

4.3.5 All substantive policy recommendations are subject to Faculty Senate approval.

Academic Planning Council

The APC typically meets on the third Monday of the month, 3 p.m. , in person only.
2023-24 meeting schedule: Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15

Executive Vice President & Provost, APC Chair, ex officio Beth Ingram Laurie Elish-Piper            
Business Yipeng Liu Ann Dzuranin
Ann Dzuranin Ann Dzuranin
Education Cynthia Campbell Cynthia Campbell Cynthia Campbell
Engineering & Eng. Technology Donald Zinger Donald Zinger
Health and Human Sciences Rana Jaber Rana Jaber Rana Jaber
Law *Marc Falkoff  *Marc Falkoff Marc Falkoff
Liberal Arts & Sciences David Gorman David Gorman
Visual & Performing Arts Mary Quinlan-McGrath Mary Quinlan-McGrath Mary Quinlan-McGrath
University Libraries Leanne VandeCreek Meredith Ayers Meredith Ayers Meredith Ayers

*assistant chair

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Benjamin Creed
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council

Pat Erickson
Administrative Assistant

Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE

Carrie Kortegast
Faculty Personnel Advisor

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