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 College Academic Affairs
Lynn Cleary, MD - Adm Liaison
3 Year
CHP
Gary Brooks, PT DrPH
3 Year
COM
Kaushal Nanavati, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM
3 Year
COM
Susan M. Wojcik, PhD, ATC
3 Year
Lib
Cristina A. Pope, MS, MSM, AHIP
2 Year
CGS
Stephen J. Glatt, PhD (Chair)
2 Year
CON
Debora Kirsch, MS, RN, CNS
2 Year
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 College Upstate Affairs
Renae Rokicki - Adm Liaison
3 Year
CHP
Joan O'Brien MSEd, RT(T)  (Chair)
3 Year
COM
JC Trussell, MD
3 Year
COM
Derek R. Cooney, M.D., FF/NREMT-P, FACEP
2 Year
COM
Richard M. O’Neill, PhD, ABPP
2 Year
CON
Barbara A. Black RN, ANP, CNS, MS, MA
3 Year
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 College Faculty Affairs
Paula Trief, PhD - Adm Liaison
3 Year
COM
William Grant, EdD  (Chair)
3 Year
CHP
Susan S. Graham, M.S., MT(ASCP)SH
2 Year
CHP
Susan D. Miller, PT, DPT, MS
3 Year
CHP
James L. Vossler, MS, MLS(ASCP)SM
2 Year
CON
Carol Anne Kozik, CAS, MS, RN-BC
2 Year
COM
Jadwiga Bednarczyk, MD
3 Year
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 College Council Operations
Paul Grover, PhD - Adm Liaison
3 Year
CGS
Steven L. Youngentob, PhD  (Chair)
2 Year
CON
Maria Wheelock, MSN, NP
3 Year
CHP
Janet Coy, PT, DPT, MA
2 Year
CHP
Dale Avers, PhD