2011-12 Committees of the University

Academic Policies and Procedures Manual Advisory Committee (APPMAC)

Membership of (APPMADC)

  1. The Academic Policies and Procedures Manual Advisory Committee shall consist of three faculty members, selected by the Faculty Senate; one member selected by the Council of Deans; and one supportive professional staff member, selected by the Supportive Professional Staff Council. Length of terms shall be three-year, staggered.

    The chair of the committee shall be appointed by the executive vice president and provost.

  2. The duties of the committee shall be:

    University Councils, committees, and units authorized by the university Constitution and Bylaws to initiate policies and procedures that wish to have new or revised policies and/or procedures included in the university Academic Policies and Procedures Manual (APPM) shall submit them for review by the committee and the provost. Policies that derive from some external mandate (e.g., federal or state law, or regulations of the Illinois Board of Higher Education or governing board) shall indicate that source.

    The committee and the provost shall determine, in accordance with the inclusion criteria, whether policies and/or procedures will be included in the APPM. If the decision is positive, the new or revised policies and/or procedures will be included in the APPM, and all offices and units on the distribution list for the APPM will receive copies of the new or revised material as soon as possible. If the decision is negative, the committee may suggest alternative means of disseminating the information. Policy-making bodies may also decide to delete policies; proposed deletions from the APPM should likewise be submitted to the committee.

    If the committee feels that a particular policy action represents a major policy change, and it has come from a unit that does not regularly report its actions to the University Council, the committee may refer the material to the executive secretary of the University Council for a determination of whether University Council review should occur before inclusion in the APPM.  The criteria for inclusion in the Academic Policies and Procedures Manual (APPM) are as follows: Information to be included should relate primarily to such academic matters (including personnel matters, exclusive of civil service) as might arise in the conduct of the daily business of academic departments and other units. Moreover, the materials included in the APPM should not duplicate material available in substantially the same form in the NIU Constitution and Bylaws, the NIU Business Procedures Manual, the NIU graduate and undergraduate catalogs, or the regulations of the NIU governing board or the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

    Minutes shall be sent to the Academic Policies and Procedures Manual Advisory Committee members. Approved new or revised policies and procedures shall be sent to all offices and units on the distribution list for the Academic Policies and Procedures Manual. The distribution list is determined by the executive vice president and provost or his/her designee.

Academic Policies and Procedures Manual Advisory Committee (APPMAC)

The APPMAC meets only as needed and per committee members' availability.

APPMAC MEMBERSHIP
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
Faculty Donald Zinger Donald Zinger
Faculty Abul Azad Abul Azad Abul Azad 
Faculty Augden Windelborn Mary Pritchard Mary Pritchard Mary Pritchard
Council of Deans Representative *Promod Vohra Promod Vohra Promod Vohra Promod Vohra  
Supportive Professional Staff Kathy Smith  Kathy Smith Kathy Smith

* chair