Committees


Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Committee of the University Senate considers the educational policies of the University and is responsible for stimulating and promoting experimentation and innovation.  The Committee considers matters pertaining to University relations with professional and educational organizations.

The Committee advises the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees regarding honorary degrees and other special awards, and regarding the naming of buildings or other facilities.  

The Committee is responsible for presenting the Senate with a calendar for the academic year that begins the following calendar year and the Senate thereafter adopts a calendar at or before the March meeting of the Senate each year.

Deans Council Senators: Thomas Carew, Susanne Wofford
T-Faculty Senators Council Senators: Angela Kamer, Victoria Stanhope, David Zagzag
C-Faculty Senators Council Senators: Peggy Morton, Larry Slater, Ben Stewart
Student Senators Council Senators: Jaswinder Pal Singh Ahluwalia, Caterina Dacey-Ariani, Bianca Kapoor, Stephen Kho
Administrative Management Council Senators: Justin Lerner, Tatum Soo Kim
University Administrators: Uli Baer**, Lynne Brown**, Jeffrey Metzler***


Financial Affairs

The Financial Affairs Committee of the University Senate considers and makes recommendations on financial and budgetary policies of the University, including capital budgets, operating budgets, long-range financial planning, policies governing allocation of resources among schools, and policies on tuition and salary.  In addition, the Committee considers matters regarding the development of University facilities.

Deans Council Senators: Dominic Brewer, Trevor Morrison, Lynn Videka
T-Faculty Senators Council Senators: David Backus, Nick Economides, Jeff Goodwin, Maurizio Porfiri, George Thurston
C-Faculty Senators Council Senators: Jamie Skye Bianco, Joseph Carter, Tommy Lee, Jon Ritter, Susan Stehlik
Student Senators Council Senators: Mouli Chakravarty, Mariam Elshenawy, Amanda Ezechi, Fahad Jamal, Sam Kies, Keagan Sakai-Kawada, Eric Slotsve
Administrative Managers Council Senators: John DeSantis, Norma Kenigsberg, Carrie Meconis
University Administrators: Robert Berne***, Martin Dorph**, Andrew Hamilton**, Anthony Jiga***, Marc Wais**


Organization and Governance

The Senate Committee on Organization and Governance reviews organizational policies of the University and makes recommendations regarding governance.

Deans Council Senators: Al Bloom, Carol Mandel, Fred Schwarzbach
T-Faculty Senators Council Senators: Sylvain Cappell, Stephen Gillers, Warren Jelinek, Jim Uleman
C-Faculty Senators Council Senators: Eugene Cittadino, Vincent Renzi, Larry Slater, Francesca Tarocco
Student Senators Council Senators: Tamara Cesaretti, Evelyn Cunningham, Joseph Ehrenkranz, Yarden Elias, Victoria Ettorre, Michael Hengerer
Administrative Managers Council Senators: Katherine Drummond, Raymond Lutzky, Pamela Kavalam
University Administrators:  Rich Baum**, Pietrina Scaraglino**, Carrie Trowbridge

Full-Time Contract Faculty Planning Committee (2013-2014)

Full-time contract faculty members were elected from throughout the University to work with the Senate Committee on Organization and Governance (SCOG) on addressing the issue of contract faculty representation in our governance structures.

At the April 17, 2014 meeting of the University Senate, SCOG formally presented a proposal for the admission of Full-time Non-Tenure Track/Contract Faculty to the University Senate. At the same meeting, the University Senate voted in favor of formally accepting the proposal set forth by SCOG, and voted in favor of recommending that the University Board of Trustees amend the Bylaws of the University to implement SCOG's recommendations.

The University Board of Trustees voted in favor of incorporating the Senate proposals into the University Bylaws on June 11, 2014. The amended Bylaws became effective on September 1, 2014, creating the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track/Contract Faculty Senators Council.

Public Affairs

The Senate Public Affairs Committee is concerned with matters relating to Commencement Exercises and other public occasions affecting more than one school.  The Committee also considers matters related to the University's relations with the local community.  

The Committee conducts an annual review of the guidelines for use of University facilities and informs appropriate administrative personnel about the operation of these guidelines.  

The Committee also develops additional guidelines, as needed, for approval by the Senate; hears grievances and arbitrates disputes in connection with the use of University facilities; and determines violations of these guidelines.  Appeals from decisions of the Public Affairs Committee may be made to the Senate.

Deans Council Senators: Peter Blair Henry, Eileen Sullivan-Marx
T-Faculty Senators Council Senators: Mark Alter, Ann Morning, Arthur Tannenbaum
C-Faculty Senators Council Senators: Jennifer Berg, Martha Caprio, John Halpin
Student Senators Council Senators: Mahmoud Abugharbieh, Heba Allam, Parrece Forest, Ryan Thomas
Administrative Managers Council Senators: Regina Drew, Nadege Roc
University Administrators: Lynne Brown**, Lisa Kail, Jeffrey Metzler


University Judicial Board

The New York University Student Disciplinary Procedures approved by the Senate on February 9, 1978 called for the creation of the University Judicial Board and its status as a Standing Committee of the Senate, the form of its membership, and its duties.

The Judicial Board hears and decides cases referred to it, directly and on appeal, in accordance with the provisions of the Disciplinary Procedures.

Deans Council Senators: Charles Bertolami, Sharon Glied, Allyson Green, Cheryl Healton, Geeta Menon, Lynn Videka
T-Faculty Senators Council Senators: Arlene Davila, Nick Economides, Wen Ling, Carol Sternhell, Arthur Tannenbaum, Thomas Wisniewski
C-Faculty Senators Council Senators: Kay Cummings, Nancy Fefferman, Peggy Morton, Ronald Rainey, Paul Testa, Andrew Williams
Student Senators Council Senators: Josy Jablons, Debora Aponte Martinez, Chukwuemeka Mba-Kalu, Diana Rosenthal, Amanda Regalado, Tarandeep Singh, Bill Tsai, Patrick Wee
Administrative Managers Council Senators: Caroline Boneta, Daniel Holub, Justine Kelly-Fierro, Cormac Slevin
University Administrators: William Miller***  

Names of Alternate Senators appear in italics
**Ex-Officio
***Advisor