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: Tom Carew, Susanne Wofford
T-Faculty Senators Council: Robert Lapiner, Beatrice Longuenesse, Nancy Van Devanter
C-Faculty Senators Council: Joseph Borowiec, Noelle Mole Liston, Beverly Watkins
Student Senators Council: Nicole Acero, Jack Burling-Nebe, Dylan Glickel, Christopher Hearn
Administrative Management Council: Stevin Azo Michels, Pamela Stewart
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: Dennis Di Lorenzo, Cheryl Healton, Trevor Morrison
T-Faculty Senators Council: Nick Economides, Anna Harvey, Maurizio Porfiri, Bradley Weslake, David Zagzag
C-Faculty Senators Council: Joseph Carter, Leila Jahangiri, Tommy Lee, Larry Slater, Susan Stehlik
Student Senators Council: Michael Avgerinos, Juan Calero, Akash Das, Selamawit Gashaw, Nhesthy Ong, Oatile Ramsay, Asiya Vickers
Administrative Management Council: Carrie Meconis, Meredith Rendall, Arly Tuysuzian
University Administrators: 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: Dennis Di Lorenzo, Sherry Glied, Gene Jarrett
T-Faculty Senators Council: Sylvain Cappell, James Jacobs, Susan Logan, Jim Uleman
C-Faculty Senators Council: Lauren Davis, John Gershman, Vincent Renzi, Antonios Saravanos
Student Senators Council: Rose Asaf, Tamara Cesaretti, Husniye Cogur, Nicolas Duque-Franco, Harmony Hemmings-Pallay, Isaac Oseas
Administrative Management Council: Katrina Denney, Norma Kenigsberg, Jason Wiker
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: Allyson Green, Eileen Sullivan-Marx
T-Faculty Senators Council: Mark Alter, Arthur Tannenbaum, Frank Upham
C-Faculty Senators Council: Marion Casey, Michael Ferguson, Iskender Sahin
Student Senators Council: Jamila Jahinger, Tyla Leach, Max Pau, Steven Ramdilal
Administrative Management Council: Regina Drew, Carolyn Ritter
University Administrators: Arlene Peralta, Lisa Kail, Marlon Lynch***, 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: Charles Bertolami, Neil Guterman, Carol Mandel, Geeta Menon, Trevor Morrison, K.R. Sreenivasan
T-Faculty Senators Council: David Irving, James Jacobs, Neville Kallenbach, Jennifer Manuel, Arthur Tannenbaum, Susan Waltzman
C-Faculty Senators Council: Nancy Fefferman, Michael Funk, Heidi White, Andrew Williams, Ethan Youngerman, Janet Zarish
Student Senators Council: Ghania Chaudry, Aishwarya Das, Joseph Ehrenkranz, Michelle Ng, Teagan Rabuano, Pedro Tenreiro, Tahreem Waquar, Zaria Watkins
Administrative Management Council: Toni DePena, Amy Fair, Daniel Holub, Denise Upton
University Administrators: William Miller***

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