Constitution of the NYFC: Article VII, Section 2-Section 6
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. Committee on Faculty Affairs, Budgets, and Benefits
a) The Committee on Faculty Affairs, Budgets and Benefits is composed of up to 20 elected voting members of the NYFC.
b) This Committee shall have primary committee responsibility for all matters related to faculty compensation, working conditions, work rules and fringe benefits. The committee's duties shall include, but not be limited to, the formulation of and review of policy regarding teaching loads, salary scales, salary increments, promotion and tenure and will have responsibility to report its recommendations to the Council on all revisions to the Faculty Handbook.
c) The Benefits committee will be a permanent subcommittee of this committee. Members will include faculty members of the University Benefits Committee from the NY campus. The duties of this committee are outlined in Section 7 below.
d) The Handbook committee will be a permanent subcommittee of 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 members of the University budget and planning committee and as well as any committee of the BOT that deals with budget and planning shall be members of this committee.
g) The committee shall coordinate its efforts with those of other standing committees.
Section 4. 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. Three student representatives elected by the student government(s), these members shall be non-voting members of the committee;
iv. The Committee chair/co-chairs may invite such individuals ex officio as the campus Directors of Academic Programs, e.g., Honors and Women’s Studies; the Academic Deans, or their chosen representatives, Director of Libraries, Registrar, Director of Admissions, and Director of Special Programs.
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;
Section 5. Committee on Academic Resources
a) The Committee on Academic Resources is composed of up to 10 elected voting 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 and the Academic Computer Laboratory;
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 6. Committee on Admissions and Retention
a) The Committee on Admissions and Retention shall be composed of the following:
i. 10 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, with particular reference to the size of the CAP program;
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;