The Urbana-Champaign Senate held a brief meeting on Sept. 30, its first of the fall semester.
The senate approved a proposal to revise the University Statutes, allowing for a change in the name of what was the Professional Advisory Committee, which represented the interests of academic professionals on campus.
The committee voted last fall to change its name to the Council of Academic Professionals, and it was recognized that a change in the statutes was required.
The proposal eventually will require approval by the UI Board of Trustees.
The senate also heard comments from Provost Richard Herman regarding the effects of last years budget cuts and planned state appropriation requests for the next fiscal year. At this point, he said, the prospects for new funds from the state are "rather minimal."