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Cape Award
Tarah Sweeting-Trotter, an undergraduate academic advisor at the University of Illinois Springfield, was honored with the 11th annual Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award (CAPE) on April 24, 2014.

Sweeting-Trotter’s nominator notes “she spends extra time, extra effort and goes above and beyond for her students. She has a very can-do-attitude and is a pleasure to work with.”
Read more about the CAPE Award


The Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award honors all Academic Professionals at UIS by recognizing one outstanding AP each year. Any academic professional whose appointment is at least 50%, who has been employed by the university for at least three years, and who does not have a tenured or tenure-track appointment, is eligible to be nominated. Any member of the UIS community may nominate an AP for this award.

You can submit a nomination at

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 20, 2014.

The CAPE Award was jointly established by the Chancellor and the Academic Professional Advisory Committee in the spring of 2004. All academic professionals are eligible to receive the CAPE Award. The AP nominees are judged on three criteria: work projects, professional development and affiliations, and contributions to one’s unit.

Nominations for the CAPE award are reviewed by a campus committee, and candidates’ names are forwarded to the chancellor, who makes the final selection. The winner receives $500 in cash for personal use, and another $500 is given to the recipient’s department.

Please plan to join us at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m. in the PAC Restaurant for the announcement of this year’s recipient.

Read more about the CAPE Award


APAC is pleased to have distributed Professional Development Funding for FY 2014 to assist Academic Professionals at UIS with professional development.

Each AP employed at least 50% time may apply for up to $1200 for use toward any aspect of professional development during FY 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014).  Examples include subscriptions to journals, conference and meeting registration, conference travel, workshops, and costs associated with a college course.



Emily Boles, computer assisted instruction specialist with the UIS Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service (COLRS) , was honored with the 10th annual CAPE Award on April 17, 2013.

The Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award honors all Academic Professionals at UIS by recognizing one outstanding AP each year.

Read more about the CAPE Award



Please note that this document:

  • Is not complete; it will change as the project and advisory teams meet through November and December
  • Represents our combined thoughts on the subjects presented at this point in time
  • Is shared as a draft for discussion purposes
  • Represents the transparency that we promised at the beginning of the project

DRAFT of the Human Capital Strategy (Posted: Nov. 26, 2012)
DRAFT of the Human Capital Strategy (Posted: Nov. 14, 2012)


Council of Academic Professionals (CAP) Document

The Council of Academic Professionals at Urbana-Champaign has shared the following statement with APAC pertaining to the University of Illinois’ Code of Conduct.

CAP Statement

Please review the statement and share your thoughts with your district representative.

APAC Campus Wide Meeting

APAC held its annual Campus Wide Meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, in Brookens Auditorium. Coffee and breakfast items were available at 8:30 AM in the Brookens Auditorium Lobby.

The meeting began at 9:00 AM.

Chancellor Susan Koch and Provost Lynn Pardie addressed the group, and APAC presented its annual review and committee reports.

Budget/Retirement Financial Workshop

APAC sponsored a workshop on budgetting and financial planning with guest speaker Jiffy Johnson on Thursday, Februrary 16, 2012, from 12:05 pm – 12:55 pm in the PAC Restaurant. During the workshop, a complimentary lunch was provided. The program was free and open to all staff.



At our June 9, 2011 meeting, the Academic Professional Advisory Committee (APAC) unanimously passed and sent to Interim Chancellor Berman the following resolution:


June 9, 2011

WHEREAS, Harry J. Berman, during his tenures as UIS Provost and Interim Chancellor, has provided sustained and invaluable support to UIS Academic Professionals; and

WHEREAS, Harry J. Berman brought about a welcome and most needed salary equity plan; and

WHEREAS, Harry J. Berman implemented an annual APAC Professional Development Fund that provides opportunities for UIS APs to enlarge and enhance their academic and professional skills; and

WHEREAS, Harry J. Berman, by these examples and more, attended to the needs and concerns of UIS APs;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that Academic Professional Advisory Committee of the University of Illinois Springfield hereby recognizes and thanks Harry J. Berman for his contributions to UIS Academic Professionals that enhance the lives of APs and enrich the UIS culture.

Chancellor Richard Ringeisen and Provost Harry Berman presided at two open forums regarding UIS staff furlough days and Illinois budget.

The chancellor has setup a method for members of the community submit remarks or questions regarding the recent forums.