On November 9, 2009, the University Senate approved the addition of an Other Academic Staff electorate to the Senate, as well as changes to the Faculty electorate. This decision gives APs a critical voice in the Senate, and represents years of hard work by CAP.
The Senate on the Urbana-Champaign campus is a legislative body comprised of 200 faculty and 50 students. CAP sponsors 10 University Senate seats. Duties of senate committees are specified in the Senate Bylaws. The current Senate Executive Committee (SEC) Chair is Professor Rob Kar.
The University of Illinois Statutes, Article II, Section 1 provide for a senate to be constituted at each campus of the University, to exercise legislative functions in matters of educational policy such as the Academic Calendar, requirements for admission to colleges and schools, and requirements for degrees and certificates.
Each senate shall also recommend candidates for honorary degrees, and may propose amendments to the Statutes through the University Senates Conference to the President and the Board of Trustees.
The current and historical list of AP senators can be found on the University Senate website. This list of all senators is sorted by college, with AP senators identified as the “AP” college.