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Committee Charges

Committee Charges

FUNCTION AND CHARGES

Their function and charges were developed by the Committees themselves and approved by the Senate; they are found in the Standing Rules of the Senate. The Chair of each Standing Committee must be a Senator (unless it is impossible to identify a senator to serve in this capacity, in which case a non-senator may serve). Each committee must have at least one (1) other Senator serving as a member of the committee.

Agenda Committee aka senate executive committee to be made up of at least the chairs of the Senate standing committees and a student senator elected by the Senate to be a member of this committee.

College Senate Committees

ACADEMIC PLAN COMMITTEE (APC)

CHARGE FOR THE COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC PLAN

It shall be the charge of the Academic Plan Committee to assist in the intermediate and long-range planning of the overall academic functioning of the college. The Committee shall study the important matters affecting the academic development of the college and recommended changes and/or new proposals. The Committee shall seek the cooperation of faculty, students, administration, professional staff and off-campus consultants. Some of its relevant areas of concern include:

  • Mission of the College
  • Master Plan
  • Regionalism
  • Enrollment Projections
  • Recommendations of accrediting agencies

COMMITTEE ROSTER

BUDGET STAFF AND ALLOCATIONS COMMITTEE (BSAC)

CHARGE FOR THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND STAFF ALLOCATIONS

The Budget and Staff Allocation Committee shall gather and analyze all data and policies needed to determine budget and staff allocations. Recommend criteria for all phases of theses allocations; transmit data to other appropriate Senate Committees; generate student and faculty input at all policy levels prior to decisions, and recommend to the Senate appropriate action on budget and staff allocations.

COMMITTEE ROSTER

By-Laws & Elections Committee (BYLE) CHECK

CHARGE FOR THE COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS AND ELECTIONS

The By-Laws and Elections Committee has the responsibility for considering and recommending changes in the By-Laws designed to facilitate the democratic governance of the college, consistent with the policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York and other binding legal agreements. In addition, the By-Laws and Elections Committee shall conduct the necessary elections provided for in the By-Laws. The rules for conducting these elections and other germane considerations related to elections shall be recommended to the College Senate by the By-Laws and Elections Committee.

COMMITTEE ROSTER

FACULTY & STAFF WELFARE COMMITTEE (FSW)

CHARGE FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY/STAFF WELFARE

The College Senate Committee on Faculty/Staff Welfare shall be responsible for all matters concerning faculty and professional welfare; it shall function in conformity with:

  • The current contract negotiated by the bargaining agent for the State University of New York;
  • The current policies of the Board of Trustees; and
  • The By-Laws of the College Senate of Buffalo State College.

COMMITTEE ROSTER

COLLEGE SENATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE (CSCC)

CHARGE FOR THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

I. Curricular Charges

The College Senate Curriculum Committee shall:

  • Review every curriculum program on a regular, periodic basis to ensure its visibility, educational need, and adherence to college policy.
  • --- Recommend to the faculty, or appropriate instructional unit concerned, the need for updating or major revision of a program.
  • --- Recommend to the Senate the need for phase-out of any programs that are of questionable need or value to the overall goals of the college.
  • Recommend to the College Senate each year the priorities for new programs. These priorities are to be consistent with the academic plan of the college as well as with budgetary restrictions placed upon new programs.
  • Develop, with the College Senate approval, appropriate structures and procedures for curriculum development and review.
  • Develop structures, guidelines and procedures whereby the faculty may recommend revision of existing programs or propose new programs in conformity with college policy.
  • Receive and review all proposals for revisions of existing programs or creation of new programs; and make recommendations concerning these to the College Senate in a manner consistent with the college and College Senate policies and procedures.
  • Review and recommend approval or non-approval of all courses offered by this college.

II. General Charge

The College Senate Curriculum Committee shall:

  • Carry out all mandates directed to the Committee from the College Senate.
  • Work cooperatively with all Standing Committees of the College Senate on matters that are the concern of this committee as well as that of another committee or other committees. 
  • Work cooperatively within the developing Western New York Regional SUNY structure in reviewing and recommending joint programs sponsored by this college and other campuses within the region.

COMMITTEE ROSTER

INSTRUCTION & RESEARCH COMMITTEE (I&R)

CHARGE FOR THE COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION AND RESEARCH

The committee on Instruction and Research shall concern itself with those aspects of policy that relate to:

  • The improvement of instruction and the development of services and resources necessary to carry out or enhance this function;
  • The use of time and resources (e.g., scheduling, registration, and the college calendar);
  • Evaluation of student progress and teaching effectiveness;
  • Grading, withdrawal from courses, experimental and special instructional methods, innovative practices, and maintenance of quality education; and
  • The stimulation and support of research, scholarship, and creativity.

COMMITTEE ROSTER

STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS COMMITTEE (S4S)

CHARGE FOR THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS

In support of Buffalo State College’s vision, mission, and core values, the committee on Standards for Students shall review and recommend policies and procedures dealing with but not limited to:

  • The admission and readmission of all students.
  • The retention of all students regarding academic policies, student conduct, and institutional programs and initiatives.
  • The graduation of all students.

COMMITTEE ROSTER

STUDENT WELFARE COMMITTEE (SWC)

CHARGE FOR THE COMMITTEE ON STUDENT WELFARE

The Student Welfare Committee examines matters and recommend policy concerning student life. Such matters include all aspects of the college as a total learning and living environment as it: may be affected by the student's intellectual/academic, cultural, social, psychological and physical well-being -- including academic matters, college and student services, and faculty-student-administration relations.

COMMITTEE ROSTER

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