Culture, Learning & Engagement



Employee engagement programs are initiatives designed to foster a positive and fulfilling work environment, enhance employees’ commitment to their roles, and promote their overall well-being within the organization. These programs aim to create a workplace where employees are motivated, satisfied, and actively contribute to the organization’s success.

Affinity Groups

The University of Illinois faculty/staff affinity groups strive to connect faculty and staff from across campus to build community, discuss current issues, and help improve our campus climate.

Employee Advisory Groups

Employee Advisory Groups (EAGs) are forums or committees within an organization formed to facilitate communication and collaboration between employees and management. These groups play a crucial role in fostering a more inclusive, transparent, and participatory work environment. EAGs are often established to provide employees with a platform to voice their opinions, share feedback, and contribute to decision-making processes that affect the workplace.

 Employee Advisory Groups

Council of Academic Professionals

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).

Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee functions in three areas to support the faculty of the University. As articulated in the University Statutes, the FAC:

  • Provides for the orderly voicing of suggestions for the good of the University;
  • Affords added recourse for the consideration of grievances;
  • Furnishes a channel for direct and concerted communication between the faculty and the administrative officers of the University, its colleges, schools, institutes, divisions, and other administrative units.

Illinois Administrative Professionals

The Illinois Administrative Professionals is an organization for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employees in certain Civil Service classifications. Over the years, office support functions and responsibilities have changed, as have the skills required to perform these roles effectively. Illinois Administrative Professionals seeks to build collegiality across campus.

Staff Advisory Council

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) consists of eight elected members representing each of the staff job groups on campus (clerical and secretarial, skilled crafts and trades, executive/administrative and managerial, service and maintenance, and technical and paraprofessional) and appointed representatives from various campus groups. SAC acts in an advisory role and meets regularly with Illinois Human Resources.

Experience CU

Experience CU promotes a welcoming destination experience for visitors to strengthen economic opportunity and enhance the lives of residents.