Constitution of the NYFC: Article VII, Section 2-Section 8

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Section 2.     Executive Committee
a)       The Executive Committee is composed of the Officers of Council, and the two most recently retired Chairs;
b)     The Executive Committee shall prepare the agenda for each meeting;
c)     The Executive Committee shall represent the NYFC to the Executive Committee of the JFC;
d)       The Executive Committee shall be responsible for the initiation of periodic meetings of the Chairs of the standing committees of the council;
e)     The Executive Committee shall be responsible for maintaining communication with all members of the NYFC.

Section 3.     Nominations Committee
a)       The Nominations Committee is composed of 5 voting members of the NYFC elected in April of odd-numbered years.
b)     This Committee shall accept all nominations for the Executive Comittee submitted to it, and shall prepare a single list of candidates for the positions of the officers of the NYFC and shall report all nominations at the November meeting in even-numbered years when the officers of the Executive Committee stand for election.
c)     This Committee shall have the responsibility for soliciting nominees for all NYFC Committees as well as NYFC representatives for University committees. The Committee shall propose a slate of nominees to the Secretary for open committee seats by the April meeting of odd-numbered years, and those nominees will be added to the list of self-nominations and other nominations, and combined into one ballot for committee elections at either the April or May meeting (as described in Article VII.1). Neither the Secretary's report nor balloting on these nominations will identify the originating source for any nomination.

Section 4.    Committee on Faculty Affairs 

a)        The Committee on Faculty Affairs is composed of up to 13 elected voting members of the NYFC.

b)        This Committee shall have primary committee responsibility for all matters related to working conditions, and work rules. The committee's duties shall include, but not be limited to, the formulation of and review of policy regarding teaching loads, hiring, promotion and tenure and will have responsibility to report its recommendations to the Council on all revisions to the Faculty Handbook.

c)     The chair of the Fringe Benefits committee is an ex-officio member of this committee and will report to this committee. The duties of this committee are outlined in Section 7 below.

d)    The chair of the Handbook committee will be an ex-officio member of this committee and will report to this committee. The duties of this subcommittee are outlined in Section 10 below.

e)        This Committee will make policy on and monitor compliance with academic freedom

f)           Faculty from the NY campus who are representatives to any committee of the Board of Trustees that deals with budget and planning shall be ex-officio members of this committee.

g)     The committee shall coordinate its efforts with those of other standing committees.

Section 5.     Committee on Budget 
a)        The Committee on Budget is composed of 5 elected voting members of the NYFC and one ex-officio voting member, the chair of the NYFC Executive. 

b)     The primary function of this committee is to formulate faculty recommendations to the University Budget Committee and to report on budgetary matters at the NYFC meetings. 

c)   The Committee members also constitute the 4 voting and 1 alternate NYFC representatives to the University Budget Committee, which is described in the Faculty Handbook. As described in the Faculty Handbook, the NYFC Chairperson is also a voting representative to the University Budget Committee. 

d)    Voting and alternate members to the University Budget Committee are elected to 3-year terms by the NY Faculty Council. The ends of each term of service on the committee are staggered to ensure unbroken representation.

Section 6.     Committee on Curriculum Policies and Procedures
a)        The Committee on Curriculum Policies and Procedures shall be composed of the following members:

i. 10 at-large voting members of the NYFC;
ii. One voting member for each academic department, either the Department Chair or a department representative;
iii. Chairs of College/School Curriculum committees;
iv. The Committee chair/co-chairs may invite such individuals ex officio as the campus Directors of Academic Programs, e.g., the Honors College; the Academic Deans, or their chosen representatives, Director of Libraries, Registrar, Director of Admissions, and Director of Special Programs, or the Director of Graduate Admissions.

b)     The primary function of the Curriculum Committee is to offer recommendations to the NYFC with reference to improving and updating the academic programs on the campus and to maintain an ongoing relationship with the JFC with regard to curricular issues.

c)     The Committee also has an obligation to review, and if necessary, recommend to Council that there be changes in the Core Curriculum. 

d)     The qualitative goal of this Committee is to assist the various divisions of the University in the development of quality programs that will prepare students in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of the University.

e)         Specific Functions

i. To make recommendations to the NYFC based on its review and evaluation of the curricular matters  found below:
ii. departmental initiatives from all of the schools and the college in developing new degree granting programs;
iii. modifications in course offerings that may cause significant change in the requirements of an existing program;
iv. new curricula within existing degree granting programs;
v. deletions of major and minor programs;
vi. review the core curriculum, from time to time, with particular attention to changes in course offerings that impact on the core;
vii. to establish academic policy regarding Graduate study at the University.



Section 7.     Committee on Academic Resources

a)       The Committee on Academic Resources is composed of up to 15 elected voting members and 2 elected alternate members of the NYFC.  The University Librarian; the Director of the New York Library; the Director of Academic Computing, and one representative from the Provost's Office and one representative of each Academic Dean's Office will serve as ex officio members of the committee.

b)         The primary duties of the Committee on Academic Resources are to make recommendations to the NYFC on matters found  below:

i. To develop more effective and general use of the Learning Resources of the University, including, but not limited to the Library, Educational Media, the Academic Computer Laboratory, and other instructional technologies;
ii. To assist in the improvement of the physical plant and equipment of the Library, Educational Media and Academic Computing;
iii. To advise Learning Resources staff on maximization of benefits from the University's Learning Resources by faculty and students;
iv. To communicate faculty interests and concerns on issues relating to technology to the NYFC and to the administration;
v. To maintain, edit, and publish the Faculty Resource Guide.

Section 8.        Committee on Admissions and Retention

a)        The Committee on Admissions and Retention shall be composed of the following:

i. 15 elected voting members of the NYFC;
ii. Members of the admissions and program infrastructures of the University as determined by the NYFC, as non-voting members.

b)        The duties of the Committee on Admissions and Retention are:

i. To make recommendations to the NYFC on admissions and retention;
ii. To consult with the staff of the Department of Enrollment Management and Dean for Students concerning unusual conditions that may arise regarding admissions and retention;
iii. To act in an advisory capacity to the Admissions Office, especially to ensure that appropriate admissions standards are maintained;
iv. To oversee and advise on retention initiatives;
v. To nominate NYFC representatives, chosen from the membership of this committee, to campus or university-wide admissions or retention advisory committees.

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