ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE(APPMADC)

Membership of (APPMADC)

A.  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, term.

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

B.  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.

C.  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


D. APPM MEMBERSHIP
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
Faculty Roberta Burk Roberta Burk Roberta Burk Roberta Burk
Faculty Mitrick Johns Mitrick Johns
Faculty Junlin Pan  Junlin Pan Junlin Pan
Council of Deans Representative *Harold Kafer *Harold Kafer
Supportive Professional Staff +Shey Lowman Shey Lowman
                          * Chair
                          +S. Lowman completes term of T. Morelock