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Senate Structure

Executive Committee
The function of the Executive Committee is to act for and to further the activitiesof the University Senate.

Coordinating Council
The function of the Coordinating Council is to facilitate the sharing of information and the coordination of activities among the standing committees of the University Senate.

Standing Committees
A major part of the Senate’s work is done by its Standing Committees, which consist of elected representatives of faculty, staff, and students.

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  • Executive Committee

    2018-2019
    Senate Executive Committee

    The function of the Executive Committee is to act for and to further the activities of the University Senate. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, four Vice-Presidents, the Secretary and Treasurer of the Senate, the President of the Undergraduate Student Government or designee, and the President of the Graduate Student Organization or designee. The Stony Brook representatives on the SUNY Faculty Senate shall choose one of their number to represent them as a voting member of the Executive Committee. In addition, the President-elect shall serve on the Executive Committee as a voting member immediately upon election. The immediate past-President shall serve on the Executive Committee until a new President is elected. If, for any reason, the immediate past-President cannot serve until a new President is elected, the Executive Committee will identify another past-President to serve for this period. The President of the University Senate shall chair the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee normally will meet with the campus President once a month and the campus Provost once a month during academic terms.

    Current Executive Committee members

    Nancy Tomes, President
    Edward Feldman, Past President
    TBA, President Elect
    Pamela Wolfskill, Secretary and Treasurer
    Darren Chase, President, Arts and Sciences Senate
    Alan Tucker, Vice President, CEAS
    Norman Goodman, SUNY (State-Wide) Senator
    Mary Kritzer, HSC Representative
    Stephen Walker, HSC Representative
    Paula Di Pasquale-Alvarez and Kenneth MacDowell, Professional Employees Governing Board
    Camillo Rubinni, GSO
    Justas Klimavicius, President, USG

  • Coordinating Council

    Senate Coordinating Council

    The function of the Coordinating Council is to facilitate the sharing of information and the coordination of activities among the standing committees of the University Senate. The Coordinating Council shall consist of the members of the Executive Committee as defined above, and the chairperson or another representative of each standing committee. The President of the University Senate shall chair the Coordinating Council. The Coordinating Council shall meet twice per semester.

    Current Coordinating Council members

    Academic Planning and Resource Allocation: Norman Goodman
    Administrative Review: Robert Kelly
    Graduate Council: Brenda Anderson
    Library Services: Song Wu
    Research Committee: Iris Fineberg and Nolwenn Dhielly
    SPD Council: Teri Tiso
    Student Life Committee: Steven Adelson
    Undergraduate Council: Alan Tucker
    University Affairs: Pamela Wolfskill
    Campus Environment: Thomas Wilson

  • Standing Committees

    Senate Standing Committees

    For Committee Minutes see Senate Activity

    Academic Planning and Resource Allocation (CAPRA) More >>

    This Committee shall review budgetary procedures and priorities for planning and resource allocation in the Presidential, Provostial, and Vice-Presidential areas. It shall be consulted by the University Administration on these matters and on proposals for new colleges, schools, and inter-collegiate programs, and it shall seek advice from other University Senate committees whenever appropriate.

    Administrative Review More >>

    This Committee shall be the chief body of the Senate for reviewing and evaluating administrative performance and proposed reorganizations. It shall be consulted about and represented on all search committees at the level of Dean or above.

    Committee on Information Technology More >>

    The Senate Committee on Information Technology (SCIT) serves as the primary faculty advisory body for the University’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). This committee shall advise the CIO, and assist in crafting University IT strategy, policies and priorities. SCIT shall also help to develop policies about projects and initiatives involving information technology that support education, research and administration on campus. As technology permeates every aspect of the University, this committee shall be formed of representatives from all other Senate Standing Committees as well as elected members from the campus community

    Educational Services More >>

    This Committee will review and evaluate the educational support services with the goal of enhancing the University's educational mission.
    Among the areas of responsibility are:

    1. implementation of new educational pedagogies,
    2. development of new learning environments,
    3. application of new education technologies
    Faculty Rights and Responsibilities More >>

    This Council shall advise the President, the Provost, or both on behalf of the University Senate on conflicts between members of the academic community in matters relating to the academic rights and responsibilities of all those holding qualified or unqualified academic rank: on possible abuses of these rights, on breaches of ethics, and on questions of conflict of interest. This Council will not, however, infringe on those rights and responsibilities that are incorporated into the bargaining unit agreement.

    Graduate Council More >>

    This Council shall advise the Dean of the Graduate School and monitor all aspects of the University's graduate program.

    Library Services and Resources More >>

    This committee shall advise on all aspects of the university library and recommend improvements in the resources, services, and operation of the library so as to foster an excellent innovative culture of education and research.

    Research More >>

    This Committee shall consult with and advise the Vice President for Research, the Provost, and other administrators, as appropriate on all aspects of the research enterprise and scholarly activities on campus.

    School of Professional Development (SPD) Council More >>

    This Council shall consult with and advise the Dean of the School of Professional Development on all aspects of the SPD program.

    Student Life More >>

    This Committee shall consult with and advise the Vice President for Student Affairs and shall monitor all co-curricular aspects of resident and commuter student life, both undergraduate and graduate, and shall work with Undergraduate Student Government, the Faculty/Student Association, the Residence Hall Association, the Commuter Student Association, and the Graduate Student Organization.

    Undergraduate Council More >>

    This Council shall review and recommend policy to the Provost and other administrators, as appropriate, concerning all aspects of the University's Undergraduate academic program including: (1) recommending the minimal instructional responsibilities of instructors; (2) monitoring the undergraduate programs through participation in University accreditation and periodic reviews of academic programs; (3) reviewing and coordinating all curricular and other academic matters that are not limited to a single major governance unit; and (4) monitoring policy concerning undergraduate admissions and scholarships.

    University Affairs More >>

    This Committee will examine all aspects of the University's public image and fundraising, including publicity, athletics, and alumni relations.

    University Environment More >>

    This committee shall examine all aspects of the university environment, including but not limited to conservation of natural areas, ecological preserves and historic sites and artifacts; transportation, parking issues, infrastructure, facilities planning, human health issues, safety and security, energy efficiency, recycling, waste management, and general appearance of all university locations. It will consult with and advise the Vice-President for Facilities and Services and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

  • 2017-2018 Standing Committee Liaisons

    2017-2018 Liaisons and Committee Chairs

    Administrative Review: Liaison: Paula Di Pasquale-Alvarez; Chair: Robert Kelly

    Academic Planning and Resource Allocation (CAPRA): Liaison: Norm Goodman; Chair:   Norm Goodman

    Senate Committee on Information Technology (SCIT): Liaison: Darren Chase; Chair: Dawn Pappas

    Educational Services: Liaison: Ken MacDowell; Chair: Keri Hollander

    Graduate Council: Liaison: Camilo Rubinni; Chair: Brenda Anderson

    Library Services and Resources: Liaison: Alan Tucker; Chair: TBA

    Research: Liaison: Mary Kritzer; Co-Chairs: Tom Robertazzi and Maria Ryan

    School of Professional Development (SPD) Council: Liaison: Stephen Walker; Chair: Teri Tiso

    Student Life: Liaison: Norm Goodman; Chair: Christine Pitocco

    Undergraduate Council: Liaison: Alan Tucker; Chair: Alan Tucker

    University Affairs: Liaison: Fred Walter; Chair: Pamela Wolkfskill

    University Environment: Liaison: Fred Walter; Chair: Tom Wilson

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