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Senate Faculty Caucus

CHARTER

Purpose:  The purpose of the Senate Faculty Caucus is to provide a forum for the discussion and consideration of matters of common academic interest and to provide a mechanism for the formulation and presentation of recommendations on matters of academic concern, including but not limited to SUNY initiatives, community trends, and developments in teaching.  The caucus also provides opportunities for collaboration within and between academic centers on matters of common interest.

Charter Sponsor:  College Senate

Charter Contact:  Caucus Chair (elected by the Caucus; may not be Senate Chair)

Membership:  

Senate members serving as faculty representatives:
(5) Senators elected by Academic Centers
(5) Non-Administrative Senators with faculty rank, one from each academic center, appointed by the Academic Deans
(5) Senators with faculty rank elected at large
(1) Senator elected to represent Library faculty
(1) Senator elected to represent adjunct faculty
(1) The Faculty Council of Community Colleges representative, provided this representative is not an administrator and holds faculty rank
(1) The Faculty Council of Community Colleges alternate, provided that this representative is not an administrator and holds faculty rank

Does:

  • Meet regularly and call for topics for discussion from the college community
  • Hold meetings open to all full and part-time faculty
  • Communicate with all members of the college’s academic units
  • Communicate with the college community on matters of academic concern
  • Communicate with appropriate senate committees
  • Communicate with, report to and make recommendations to the College Senate
  • Submit semester and annual reports of caucus activities to the Senate                                                                                                                        
  • Research and address emerging educational issues and communicate with with similar groups on other campuses and with the Faculty Council of  Community Colleges with regard to initiatives, findings, and recommendations.

Does Not:

  • Assume the charge or responsibilities of any other Senate committee
  • Make final determinations
  • Discuss specific contractual or personnel issues

Guiding Points:

• Keep the College mission in mind, with an emphasis on the student experience
• Provide opportunity for constructive input in matters affecting academics
• Help the College be responsive to changes in the community as they affect curriculum, teaching or other academic areas

Revised 3-5-15   DGK; revised 10/6/2015

Chair, 2017-2018

Christine Miller

Secretary, 2017-2018:

Anna Radlowski

Meeting dates, Spring 2018:  2:30 pm in PH 300

  • January 23
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May TBA