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University Professional Personnel Advisory Committee


University Professional Personnel Advisory Committee

Revised Bylaws adopted by UPPAC (September 13, 2005)
Approved by UI VPAA (November 17, 2005)


The University Professional Personnel Advisory Committee (UPPAC) of the University of Illinois is a body appointed by the President of the University to provide advice on issues and policies affecting academic professionals. Often UPPAC shall have the responsibility of recommending a University position based on advice from the campuses.


The President shall appoint the three (3) members and one (1) alternate from each campus as members of UPPAC at the beginning of each academic year for a one-year term of service. A chancellor's representative from each campus, a representative from University Administration Human Resources, and a representative from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs shall serve as ex officio members. In appointing the members of UPPAC, the President shall consult the chair of the professional committee on each University of Illinois campus: UIC Academic Professional Advisory Committee; UIUC Council of Academic Professionals; and UIS Academic Professional Advisory Committee. The chair of UPPAC shall be elected by the membership at its annual autumn meeting.

Voting Rights

The UPPAC shall advise the President primarily by consensus, and the minutes shall report the nature of any discussion. If a vote is needed:

  1. The three members from each campus shall having voting rights.
  2. The alternate from a campus may vote only in the absence of one of the members of that campus.
  3. Ex officio members shall not vote.


A quorum shall be a simple majority (5) of all voting members (or alternates).

Meeting Schedule

UPPAC shall hold an annual meeting each autumn. Additional meetings shall be scheduled as needed.

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