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
Mark Polhemus, MD 2019 COM Mark Polhemus, MD (Chair)
Gary Brooks, PT, DrPH 2020 CHP Gary Brooks, PT, DrPH
Susan Wojcik 2018 COM Susan M. Wojcik, PhD, ATC
Helen Clancy, RN 2019 CON Helen Clancy, RN
Nanette Dowling, DO 2019 COM Nanette Dowling, DO
Virginia Young, MLS 2019 Lib Virginia Young, MLS
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:

Term
Expires
College Upstate Affairs
Joan O'Brien, MSEd, RT 2018 CHP Joan O'Brien, MSEd, RT (Chair)
Wendi Ackerman, MLS, AHIP 2018 Lib Wendi Ackerman, MLS, AHIP
Steve Grassl, PhD 2018 CGS Steven Grassl, PhD
Howard Weinstein, MD 2020 CON Howard Weinstein, MD
JC Trussell, MD 2018 COM JC Trussell, MD
Roberta Rolland, PhD 2019 CON Roberta Rolland, PhD
Mehdi Mollapour, PhD 2019 COM Mehdi Mollapour, PhD
Renae Rokicki, MEd 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:

Term
Expires
College Faculty Affairs
Stephen Glatt, PhD 2020 COM Stephen Glatt, PhD (Chair)
Susan Graham, MS, MT, SH 2018 CHP Susan Graham, MS, MT, SH
Brian Thompson, MD 2018 COM Brian Thompson, MD
James Vossler, MS, CLS, MTSM 2018 CHP James L. Vossler, MS, CLS, MTSM
Virginia Young 2020 LIB Rebecca Kindon, MSLIS, AHIP
Amy DeBlois, DPT 2018 CHP Amy DeBlois, DPT
Karen Klingman, PhD, RN 2019 CON Karen Klingman, PhD
Jason Horton, PhD 2019 COM & CGS Jason Horton, 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:

Term
Expires
College Council Operations
Amy Slutzky, PhD, MSLIS 2020 Lib Amy Slutzky, PhD, MSLIS (Chair)
Maria Wheelock, MS, RN, WHNP 2018 CGS Maria Wheelock, MSN, NP, WHNP
Christopher Morley, PhD 2018 COM Christopher Morley, PhD
Dale Avers, DPT, PhD 2020 CHP Dale Avers, DPT, PhD
Administrative Liason - TBD
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