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
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 President’s 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  (Chair)
2015
CHP
Susan S. Graham, M.S., MT(ASCP)SH
2017
COM
Stephen Glatt, PhD
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
                                  i.  SUNY University Faculty Senators
                                  ii.  Upstate Faculty Council Officers
                                  iii.  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