The results are available from a survey conducted by the Academic Professional Advisory Committee (APAC) of Academic Professionals (APs) on the Chicago, Rockford, and Peoria campuses to address issues relevant to them. The survey of took over four years to develop, conduct, and analyze.
Sponsorship was provided by Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares, former Provost R. Michael Tanner, the Vice Chancellors, and the Executive Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance. The UIC Survey Research Laboratory (SRL) also assisted with the survey.
APAC conducted a web-based survey to obtain the necessary feedback from Academic Professional employees. Staff at SRL assisted in questionnaire development, programmed the Web survey instrument, managed the data collection process, and conducted data analysis.
The questionnaire was designed to collect feedback from Academic Professionals on issues such as promotional pathways, career assistance, performance evaluations, job satisfaction, compensation, and benefits. Respondents also provided some demographic data. The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at UIC approved the study protocol and all study materials on June 15, 2010.
A total of 1,210 APs responded, a total that is approximately one-third of UIC's Academic Professional staff. According to Michael Moss, APAC Chair, "The goal of the survey is to create a reliable pool of information that can be used to inform campus decision-makers on matters that impact Academic Professional staff. Further, the information will be used by APAC to shape future programs, events, and other related efforts." To see the results of the survey, go to: