Visiting Academic Professionals
Definition of Visiting Academic Professionals
Academic professionals appointed for a temporary duration and who are subject to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Visiting Academic Professionals Association (AAP/IEA/NEA). These positions require a minimum of a bachelor's degree.
Specific labor and employee relations questions associated with Visiting Academic Professionals should be directed to:
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Collective Bargaining Agreement
Visiting Academic Professionals are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Visiting Academic Professionals Association (VAP). A copy of the collective bargaining agreement can be found at:
Supervisors should contact Illinois Human Resources with questions related to performance management. IHR can provide template communications that help supervisors relay workplace expectations on subjects related to:
- Rewards and Recognition
- Attendance Management
- Productivity Management
- University Code of Conduct
- Special Situations and Workplace Violence
- Discrimination and Harassment
Please include notification that Visiting Academic Professionals are covered by a bargaining agreement when offering employment. As a result, special verbiage MUST be included in all offer letters made to prospective Visiting Academic Professionals. Here is a sample Offer Letter template to use for VAP offers.
A summary of benefits available to employees can be found at: