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Student Affairs, Athletics, Publications, and Scholastic Standing

As described in the NYFC Constitution, duties and membership of the Student Affairs, Athletics, Publications, and Scholastic Standing committee consist of the following:

  1. 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.
  2. The duties of the Committee on Student Affairs, Athletics, Publications, and Scholastic Standing are:
    1. To make policy recommendations to the NYFC on matters found below;
    2. 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;
    3. 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;
    4. To recommend for approval to NYFC, faculty advisors to those student activities which fall under the sphere of this committee;
    5. 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;
    6. 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.
    7. To evaluate and make recommendations implementing policies governing student scholarship at all levels throughout the University;
    8. To review existing honors and awards throughout the University and make recommendations for possible change;
    9. To devise ways and means of stimulating participation in the competitions for the special scholastic awards offered by the University and its departments;
    10. To nominate candidates for academic honors as well as other honors and awards;

Allocated: 15 Members, 2 alternates

Currently has: 15 members and 2 alternates

Committee co-chairs: P.V. Viswanath and Emilie Zaslow

Current committee members: (Fall 2019 - Spring 2021)

  • Emily Bent (Women and Gender Studies)
  • Eric Chang (Chemistry)
  • Ida Dupont (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Lisa Farber (Art)
  • Adrienne Kapstein (Performing Arts)
  • Julie Lawrence-Edsell (Performing Arts)
  • Elmer-Rico E. Mojica (Chemistry)
  • Barry Morris (Communication Studies)
  • Meghana Nayak (Political Science/Women & Gender Studies)
  • Linda Quest (Political Science)
  • James Reich (Philosophy and Religious Studies)
  • Marcella Szablewicz (Communication Studies)
  • P.V. Viswanath (Finance and Economics)
  • Melvin Williams (Communication Studies)
  • Emilie Zaslow (Communication Studies)

1st alternate: Elizabeth Salzer (PA Studies)

2nd alternate: Brenna Hassinger-Das (Psychology)