Performance Management

Academic Professionals

Definition of Academic Professionals

Academic professionals are those members of the academic staff whose positions have been designated by the president and the chancellor as meeting specialized administrative, professional, or technical needs, in accordance with Article IX of the University of Illinois Statutes, and are exempted from the State University Civil Service System.  These positions require a minimum of a bachelor's degree.

Contact Information

Specific employee relations questions associated with Academic Professionals should be directed to:

Name Title Email Phone
Sharon Reynolds Associate Director sreynlds@illinois.edu (217) 333-0033
Heather Horn Assistant Director hwilson@illinois.edu (217) 333-0033
Yulee Kim Employee Relations Coordinator ycarpen2@illinois.edu (217) 333-0033
 
Employee Concerns

Employees are always encouraged to resolve concerns at the lowest possible level within their respective organization.  Concerns can often be resolved when employees speak directly to their immediate supervisor.  It is often the case that colleges, departments, and administrative units have bylaws that outline processes to address concerns.  Academic Human Resources is available as a resource to help employees determine resources that are available to them. 

One specific resource available to Academic Professionals is the Council of Academic Professionals (CAP).   

Performance Management

Supervisors should contact Academic Human Resources with questions related to performance management.  AHR can provide template communications that help supervisors relay workplace expectations on subjects related to:

Specific information about performance management can be found at:

Benefits

A summary of benefits available to employees can be found at: