Letter from the CAP Chair
Dear members of the campus community:
Welcome to the website of the Council of Academic Professionals (CAP).
CAP is an elected body of 22 Academic Professionals, two from each one of 11 districts that represent the academic and administrative units of Academic Professionals based on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
CAP members are committed to working with faculty, staff and students across campus towards enhancing the work environment, employment policies and prospects for the future for Academic Professionals.
We are engaged in many initiatives and activities. We help elect Academic Professionals to the Academic Senate strengthening the strong tradition of shared governance. We help manage the Academic Professional Development Fund that provides funds to Academic Professionals to assist them in pursuing professional development. We help recognize Academic Professionals via the Chancellor Academic Professional Excellence awards.
I invite you to consider engaging with the Council in one of the its many initiatives, programs, meetings and other activities. From serving on CAP as a member, to nominating yourself to serve on a committee to attending a meeting, there are many opportunities to participate in the shared governance of the campus. We regularly communicate these opportunities and I encourage you to consider stepping up. You are also welcome to attend a CAP meeting – they are held on the first Thursday of every month – times and locations are also shared on this website.
Academic Professionals play a vital role in enacting the research, teaching, service and economic development missions of our institution.
I hope we can work together to continue strengthening this role.