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Committees

Composition of the Standing Committees

  1. Standing committees shall be comprised of at least 5 faculty members, with representation on each committee from at least 3 of the five academic entities: College of Graduate Studies, College of Health Professions, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and the Health Sciences Library. There is no maximum number of members that can serve on a committee.
  2. Terms of committee members shall be 3-years.  To serve an additional term, a committee member must be nominated or self-nominate as described below (“Nomination and Approval Process for Members of Standing Committees”).
  3. A member may serve unlimited terms on the same committee.
  4. The student governing body shall be invited to appoint one undergraduate and one graduate student to serve on the Academic and University Affairs committees for a term of 1 year.  These students may serve unlimited terms, but must be reappointed by the student governing body each year.
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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:

Academic Affairs Committee
Term Expires College Academic Affairs
Jennifer Vaughn, DNP, RN, NE-BC 2022 CON Jennifer Vaughn, RN (Chair)
Susan Graham, MS, MT(ASCP), SH 2024 CHP Susan M. Graham, MS, MT, SH
Vincent Calleo 2024 COM Vinvent Calleo MD
Jennifer Sullivan 2024 LIB Jennifer Sullivan, MSLIS
Gary Brooks, PT, DrPH 2023 COM Gary Brooks, PT, DrPH
Lynn Cleary, MD Administrative Liaison:
Lynn Cleary, MD

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:

Upstate Affairs Committee
Term Expires College Upstate Affairs
J Trussell, MD 2024 COM JC Trussell, MD (Chair)
Steven Grassl, PhD 2024 CGS Steven Grassl, PhD
Joan O'Brien 2024 CHP Joan O'Brien, MSEd, RT JC Trussell, MD
Angana Mahapatra, DO, MPH 2022 COM Angana Mahapatra, DO
Mehdi Mollapour, PhD 2022 COM Mehdi Mollapour, PhD
Harlan Stock, MD 2024 COM Harlan Stock, MD, MBA
Renae Rokicki Administrative Liaison:
Renae Rokicki, MEd

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:

Faculty Affairs Committee
Term Expires College Faculty Affairs
Jason Horton, Ph.D. 2022 COM & CGS Jason Horton, PhD (Chair)
Brian Thompson, MD 2024 COM Brian Thompson, MD
James Vossler, MS, MLSCM (ASCP), SMCM 2024 CHP James L. Vossler, MS, CLS, MTSM
Shahram Izadyar, MD 2024 COM Shahram Izadyar, MD
Reza Saidi, MD, FACS, FICS 2024 COM Reza F. Saidi, MD
Jesse Ryan, MD 2024 Otolaryngology Jesse Ryan, MD
Audrey Bernstein, PhD 2023 COM Audrey Bernstein, PhD
Ann Botash, MD Administrative Liaison:
Ann Botash, 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:

Council Operations Committee
Term Expires College Council Operations
Amy Slutzky, PhD, MSLIS, AHIP 2023 LIB Amy Slutzky, PhD, MSLIS (Chair)
Cara Howe, MSLIS, MA, CA 2024 LIB Cara Howe, MSLIS, MA, CA
Bokkyu Kim, PT, PhD 2022 CHP Bokkyu Kim
Christopher Morley, PhD, MA 2022 COM Christopher Morley, PhD
Tamer Ahmed, MD 2023 COM Tamer Ahmed, MD
Administrative Liaison:

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