Academic Professional Advisory Committee

The Academic Professional Advisory Committee (APAC) serves in an advisory role to the chancellor and provides representation of academic professional staff in UIS governance.

APAC Professional Development Funding Now Available

The Academic Professional Advisory Committee (APAC) is pleased to announce that Provost Dennis Papini has made FY 2021 funding available to assist academic professionals at UIS with professional development.  Each academic professional employed at least 50% time may apply for up to $1,200 for use toward any aspect of professional development during FY 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).  Examples include subscriptions to journals, conference and meeting registration, conference travel, workshops, and costs associated with a college course.  There will be one round of funding this year, and awardees will be notified by Monday, November 2, 2020.

Applications should be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020. 

Prior to submitting your application, please carefully read the APAC Professional Development Fund Application Instructions.  All applications must be submitted through the Webtools application form. Please remember that applicants must upload a completed APAC Professional Development Funding Budget / Cost Share Certification Form with their application, and that the applicant’s supervisors signature must be on the form if the applicant’s unit is providing cost share.

If you have questions, please contact Ashley Hall at or (217) 206-8038.

Professional Development Funds Instructions and forms: