University Faculty Senate (UFS) at Buffalo State College
The SUNY Board of Trustees approved the creation of the University Faculty Senate on October 8, 1953. Article VII of the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees states "the Senate shall be the official agency through which the University Faculty engages in the governance of the University. "The Senate shall be concerned with effective educational policies and other professional matters within the University." The University Faculty Senate serves as a resource on governance for the University. It serves as a deliberative body on educational policies for the SUNY System. In this capacity it issues publications such as handbooks, directories, and reports on matters such as budget, program revision, and presidential searches.
SUNY Buffalo State has two elected University Faculty Senators, each of whom can serve two consecutive three year terms. Faculty and professional staff members may also apply to serve as members of the Standing Committees of the University Faculty Senate: a call for interest appears on the University Faculty Senate website each spring.
SUNY Faculty Senate's UFS Senators
UFS: Kimberly Kline (2021-2024)
UFS: Amy Rosen-Brand (2020-2023)
Alt UFS: John Draeger (2021-2024)
Alt UFS: Bruce Fisher (2021-2023)
The SUNY Faculty Senate's UFS Plenaries
Three times a year, plenaries gather Senators from all of the SUNY colleges to meet formally in a three day meeting discussing important SUNY educational topics; inclusive of financial, governemental, and legislative decisions impacting SUNY's Universities, colleges, faculty staff and students throughout their higher educational system.
UFS UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE REPORTS: 2021-2022
190th Winter UFS Plenary, SUNY Cornell, January 20-22, 2022 (tba)
189th Fall UFS Virtual Plenary Report, October 7-9-, 2021 (pdf)
UFS Resolutions presented at the November 12, 2021 Senate meeting: for information only (FYI):
Buffalo State College Senate voted in support of (189-04-1 and 189-03-1) and to adopt (AAUP-189-05-1) the following (approved by the UFS), at it December 10, 2021 College Senate Meeting:
Buffalo State College Senate voted to adopt and support the following (approved resolutions by the UFS in May 2020), at its September 10, 2021 College Senate Meeting: