Constitution of the NYFC: Article VII, Section 9-Section 15
Section 9. Committee on Fringe Benefits
a) The Committee on Fringe Benefits shall be composed of the 5 elected voting and 3 alternate NYFC representatives on the University Benefits Advisory Committee.
b) The duties of the Committee on Fringe Benefits are:
i. To make policy recommendations to the Faculty Council on matters such as pensions, insurance programs, medical benefits, and other appropriate matters offered through the auspices of the University. In matters where the Faculty Affairs committee has primary responsibility, the benefits committee shall have an advisory capacity.
ii. To consult with the appropriate officers of the university whenever necessary, regarding the various components of the faculty “benefits package";
iii. The Chair of this Committee shall be an ex officio (non voting) member of the Faculty Affairs and Budgets Committee.
iv. The voting members representing the NYFC on the University Benefits Advisory committee will be appointed by the NYFC from the elected membership of this NYFC committee.
Section 10. Salary Review Board
a) The Salary Review Board is composed of 3 elected voting members of the NYFC and one alternate member.
b) The duties of the Salary Review Board are to make recommendations to the President pertaining to salary appeals in accordance with the procedures detailed in the Faculty Handbook.
Section 11. Committee on Scholarly Research
a) The Committee on Scholarly Research is composed of 15 elected voting members of the NYFC.
b) The duties of the Committee on Scholarly Research are:
i. To make policy recommendations to the NYFC on all matters pertaining to providing support in the form of released time and/or direct financial support for scholarly research;
ii. To meet at least once each semester to consider requests by faculty for support for scholarly research.
Section 12. Committee on the Kenan Faculty Development Fund
a) The Committee on the Kenan Faculty Development Fund is composed of 10 elected voting members of the NYFC.
b) The function of the committee is to consider, each semester, requests by faculty for faculty development funding from the Kenan Trust Fund.
Section 13. Committee on the Faculty Handbook
a) The Committee on the Faculty Handbook is composed of 10 elected voting members of the NYFC;
b) Duties of the Committee on the Faculty Handbook are:
i. To develop for possible acceptance proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook, evaluate them and make recommendations to the NYFC;
ii. The Chair and one member elected by the Committee will represent the NYFC at the JFC.
Section 14. Committee on the Calendar
a) The Committee on the Calendar is composed of 5 elected voting members of the NYFC.
b) The duties of the Committee on the Calendar are to establish policies regarding construction of the University Calendar and to represent NYFC views to the University Scheduling and Calendar Committee.
c) Three members of this committee are voting members of the University Scheduling and Calendar Committee, and two members of this committee are alternate members of the University Scheduling and Calendar Committee.
Section 15. Committee on Student Affairs, Athletics, Publications, and Scholastic Standing
a) The Committee on Student Affairs, Athletics, Publications, and Scholastic Standing is composed of 15 elected voting members of the NYFC. The Dean for Students; Director of Student Life; the Director of Career Placement and Counseling; the Director of Athletics; one representative from the Provost’s Office; one representative from each Academic Dean’s Office will serve as ex officio non voting members of the committee.
b) The duties of the Committee on Student Affairs, Athletics, Publications, and Scholastic Standing are:
i. To make policy recommendations to the NYFC on matters found below;
ii. To establish and publish, in conjunction with the officers of administration, general standards of conduct for students; and to review and oversee the administration of these standards;
iii. To act in an advisory capacity to the Office of the Dean for Students; the Office of the Director of Student Life; the Office of Career Placement and Counseling; and the activities of the student organizations under the administration of the Dean for Students;
iv. To recommend for approval to NYFC, faculty advisors to those student activities which fall under the sphere of this committee;
v. To recommend the sports that the University should participate in on an intercollegiate and intramural basis, the eligibility and recruitment criteria for participation in University athletics, and the establishment of standards for awards in athletics;
vi. To serve as an advisory body to the individual faculty advisors and moderators of the various student publications and to the Dean for Students and the Director of Student Life regarding student publications.
vii. To evaluate and make recommendations implementing policies governing student scholarship at all levels throughout the University;
viii. To review existing honors and awards throughout the University and make recommendations for possible change;
ix. To devise ways and means of stimulating participation in the competitions for the special scholastic awards offered by the University and its departments;
x. To nominate candidates for academic honors as well as other honors and awards;