Constitution of the NYFC: Article VII, Section 16-End
Section 16. Committee on Buildings, Maintenance, and Space Allocation
a) The Committee on Buildings and Maintenance is composed 10 elected voting members of the NYFC.
b) The duties of the Committee are:
i. To make policy recommendations to the NYFC concerning the state of the physical plant as it impacts on faculty interests;
ii. To make recommendations to the NYFC on issues of space allocation.
iii. Members of this committee will be nominated as NYFC representatives to campus-wide or university-wide Master Plan advisory committees.
Section 17. Committee on Public Relations and Public Functions
a) The Public Relations and Public Functions Committee is composed of 5 elected voting members of the NYFC. When this committee meets separately from any university-wide marketing and public relations committee, then the Executive Director of University Relations, the Vice President for Enrollment Planning, and the V.P. for Enrollment Management (or the people filling the equivalent offices) will serve as ex officio members of the committee.
b) The duties of the Public Relations and Public Functions Committee are:
i. To make policy recommendations to the NYFC on matters found below;
ii. To act in an advisory capacity in the fields of public relations, marketing and advertising;
iii. To act in an advisory capacity with regard to the honorary degrees and awards.
iv. Members of this committee will be nominated as representatives to university-wide marketing and public relations committees.
Section 18. Committee on Grievances
a) The Faculty Council Grievance Committee shall be composed of five regular and five alternate faculty members who shall be elected to two-year terms.
i. Members shall not serve more than two consecutive terms;
ii. The NYFC will develop procedures for electing the regular and alternate members and for staggering terms.
b) The committee shall be available to implement any university-wide Grievance, Discrimination, or Harassment Procedure adopted by the faculty and the administration.
Article VIII. Amendments
Section 1. Amendments to this constitution may be initiated either by the Executive Committee or by a proposal submitted in writing to the Executive Committee and signed by at least ten members of the NYFC. Such a proposed amendment shall be sent to the Secretary in time to be distributed in writing to the members of the Council and to the Faculty at large with the agenda for the meeting at which it is to be discussed.
Section 2. The Executive Committee shall place any proposed amendment on the agenda of the next regular meeting. At that meeting, the amendment shall be discussed, but shall not be voted on. At the next regular meeting, the proposed amendment shall be voted on. If the proposed amendment receives a favorable vote of the two-thirds of voting members present the amendment shall become a part of this constitution. A written copy of any passed amendment shall be sent to every member of the NYFC.
Section 3. Amendments to this document shall conform to Section 9 of the JFC Constitution.