APSAC Administrative & Professional Staff Advisory Committee

APSAC seeking new members

The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC) is now accepting applications to fill twelve seats that will become vacant on May 31, 2018.

Up to 30 members serve on APSAC and are representative of administrative and professional staff from all segments of the Purdue campus community, including regional campuses.

As indicated below, APSAC seeks one A/P staff member (unless noted otherwise) from each of the following areas to fill upcoming vacancies (June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2021 term, unless otherwise noted) for the West Lafayette campus:

  • College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, and School of Veterinary Medicine (2 positions)
  • College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, and School of Management
  • College of Engineering and Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  • Office of the President and Areas Reporting Directly to the Provost, Board of Trustees, Vice President for Public Affairs (two 3-year positions and one 1-year position)
  • College of Science
  • Intercollegiate Athletics (1-year position)
  • Areas Reporting to the Vice President for Information Technology
  • Areas Reporting to the Vice President for Physical Facilities (1-year term)
  • Areas Reporting  to the Executive Vice President for Research & Partnerships and Discovery Park

Become a Member of APSAC

APSAC serves as a two-way conduit between A/P staff and the administration. As such, APSAC serves two distinct constituencies, each with the need to hear the other and to be heard by the other. In its role as a communication facilitator, APSAC offers A/P staff a mechanism to voice their interests and concerns as they relate to campus affairs. The following is expected of all APSAC members: 

  • Attend the full committee meeting the second Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
  • Serve on an APSAC subcommittee (meet monthly, times and dates vary by subcommittee).
  • Communicate appropriate information to A/P staff in their area(s) on a regular basis.

Composition of the committee

APSAC is comprised of up to 30 voting administrative and professional staff representative of all segments of the campus community, including the regional campuses. Appointments to APSAC are, generally, for a three-year term beginning June 1. A normal term shall begin at the June meeting, unless other circumstances arise, such as the resignation of a member. There shall be a minimum 12-month waiting period before any member who has served a full term can be eligible for reappointment to the committee. Appointments to APSAC are made by the University President, through recommendations by the APSAC Membership subcommittee.

Recruitment and selection of new members

The Membership and Communications (herein referred to as MAC) Subcommittee is charged with the responsibility of recruiting, interviewing and selecting all new APSAC members except regional campus representatives. Regional campus A/P staff advisory groups are charged with selecting a primary member and an optional secondary member. APSAC shall identify, orient and mentor new and existing APSAC members to further its mission.

APSAC membership drive

MAC accepts applications for new members and conducts interviews early in the spring during the APSAC recruitment period. Those who are interested in applying must have their supervisor's approval. Applicants must fill out a brief questionnaire and will be interviewed by up to three current APSAC members. New members will be notified of their acceptance to APSAC no later than May 1, and their terms officially will begin in June.

Member responsibilities

  • Members are expected to disseminate information that has been gathered at the meetings that may be of use and interest to A/P staff.  The members of each area shall select the most appropriate and effective means of communication. The distributed information should protect any confidences.
  • Attendance at meetings is expected. Members are expected to stay until adjournment unless prior arrangements are made. Members have the responsibility of arranging with their supervisors and/or department heads for attendance at meetings in accordance with HR Policy V.B.2 and subsequent updates.
  • New members are expected to attend the June meeting for orientation to APSAC.
For more information on how to become a member, contact any member of APSAC.

Application for membership

Deadline is March 2, 2018

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