Committees

Composition of the Standing Committees

  1. Standing committees shall be comprised of no more than 7 faculty members from at least 3 colleges and the Library, of which 4 members are elected by the Upstate Faculty. The Upstate Faculty Council with consultation from Administrative Officers appoints the remaining members. The candidates with the most votes (plurality) who ALSO represent 3 different colleges and the library will be elected.
  2. In addition to the above-mentioned members the student governing body shall be invited to appoint one undergraduate and one graduate student to serve on the Academic and University Affairs committees.
  3. Terms of committee members shall be staggered 3-year terms.
    Proviso: for the first election under these bylaws, terms shall be two years and three years as established by the plurality vote.

Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs committee shall be responsible to address issues such as but not limited to:

  1. Interprofessional Education: educational opportunities with potential for multi-college involvement
  2. Accreditation issues and experiences
  3. Commencement and Faculty Convocation
  4. Infrastructure and planning as it relates to the academic mission of Upstate
  5. Upstate Faculty research issues
  6. Academic calendars of Upstate
  7. Supportive services (i.e. library, informational technology, etc)
  8. Addressing other issues as assigned by the Upstate Faculty Council

Membership:

Term
Expires
College Academic Affairs
2015 CHP Gary Brooks, PT DrPH (Chair)
2015 COM Kaushal Nanavati, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM
2015 COM Susan M. Wojcik, PhD, ATC
2015 Lib Cristina A. Pope, MS, MSM, AHIP
2017 CHP Carol Recker-Hughes, PT, PhD
2017 CHP Joseph Sorbello, MSEd, RRT, RT
2017 CON Jana Sobczak, PhD

Upstate Affairs

The Upstate Affairs committee shall be responsible to address issues such as but not limited to:

  1. Participating in budget process through Presidents Budget Forums or other appropriate mechanisms
  2. Participating in the development and implementation of the strategic plan process
  3. Participating and providing suggestions regarding University-wide initiatives affecting student and faculty life such as diversity and environmental programs and regional community involvement
  4. Discussing and providing suggestions regarding University Faculty and Student Judicial policy and professionalism standards
  5. Address other issues as assigned by the Upstate Faculty Council

Membership:

Term
Expires
College Upstate Affairs
2015 CHP Joan O'Brien MSEd, RT(T) (Chair)
2015 COM JC Trussell, MD
2015 COM Mehdi Mollapour, PhD
2017 COM Howard Weinstein, MD
2017 CON Debra Kirsch
2015 Lib Wendi Ackerman, MLS, AHIP

Faculty Affairs

The Faculty Affairs committee shall be responsible to address issues such as but not limited to:

  1. Reporting on Faculty demographics
  2. Faculty development programs and activities
  3. Evaluation of Faculty teaching effectiveness
  4. Faculty awards
  5. Multi-college administrators search process
  6. Participate in multi-college Administrative Officers' and President performance review process
  7. Addressing other issues as assigned by the Upstate Faculty Council

Membership:

Term
Expires
College Faculty Affairs
2015 COM William Grant, EdD
2015 CHP Susan S. Graham, M.S., MT(ASCP)SH
2017 COM Stephen Glatt, PhD (Chair)
2015 CHP James L. Vossler, MS, MLS(ASCP)SM
2017 CON Carol Anne Kozik, CAS, MS, RN-BC
2017 COM Ann Botash, MD
2015 COM Marvin Heyboer III, MD

Council Operations

The Council Operations committee shall be responsible to address issues such as but not limited to:

  1. Conducting nomination and election process for
    • SUNY University Faculty Senators
    • Upstate Faculty Council Officers
    • Elected Standing Committee members
  2. Periodic review of the Faculty Governance and SUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws including pertinent Upstate and SUNY policies to ensure compliance
  3. Oversight of Upstate Faculty Council and committee performance
  4. Oversight and updating of Faculty Governance webpage
  5. Addressing other issues as assigned by the Upstate Faculty Council

Membership:

Term
Expires
College Council Operations
2015 CGS Steven L. Youngentob, PhD (Chair)
2017 CON Maria Wheelock, MSN, NP
2015 CHP Janet Coy, PT, DPT, MA
2017 COM Victoria Meguid, MD