Association of Professional Staff Councils

The University of Illinois is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), formerly the Committee on Institutional Cooperation; the academic consortium of Big Ten Conference universities plus the University of Chicago. The BTAA’s mission is to advance academic excellence through collaboration across the member universities. Likewise, CAP is a member of the BTAA’s Association of Professional Staff Councils (APSC).

The BTAA APSC addresses challenges and works toward solutions for employees represented by the participating staff advisory/governing bodies of the member universities. The BTAA APSC exchanges information and examines issues in order to promote best practices and enhance the work life at member institutions. Staff council members* include:

University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign: Council of Academic Professionals
Chicago: UIC Academic Professional Advisory Committee
Springfield: Academic Professional Advisory Committee

Indiana University: IU Bloomington Professional Council

University of Iowa: University of Iowa Staff Council

Michigan State University: Academic Specialist Advisory Council

University of Minnesota: Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators

Northwestern University: Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council

The Ohio State University: University Staff Advisory Committee

Pennsylvania State University: The Pennsylvania State University Staff Advisory Committee

Purdue University: Administrative & Professional Staff Advisory Committee

University of Wisconsin: Academic Staff Executive Committee of the Academic Staff Assembly

University of Michigan (inactive)

**University of Chicago has elected not to participate.

The Council of Academic Professionals (CAP) is an elected assembly serving the interests of full-time, part-time, and retired academic professionals at Illinois. We provide direct and concerted communication between academic professional staff and administrative officers of the University. We are the voice of Academic Professionals (APs).