The AMC's committees study and make recommendations on matters within their respective areas of responsibility in order to help the Council arrive at decisions. Committee membership is open to all constituents of the Council (including, but not exclusive to, the representatives of the Council) who indicate a desire to serve on a Committee. Each Committee is required to report to the Council on activities on a regular basis, and is expected to make recommendations to the Council for approval.
Chair: Melissa Lucas-Ludwig
The Benefits Committee serves in an advisory role to facilitate the Council’s participation in the University governance process with respect to matters of personnel policy. The Committee conducts ongoing reviews of current personnel and benefits policies affecting administrative and professional staff and submits recommendations to University Administration relative to existing policies.
Committee recommendations over the past few years have led to the creation of new and/or enhanced benefits and policies that include the following: a First Mortgage Program, an interest-free deferred payment computer purchase program at the NYU Bookstore, a Second Master's Degree for spouses/registered same sex domestic partners/dependent children, written notification of annual raises prior to Sept. 1, increased vacation time for longer service, salary advances to assist with the payment of withholding taxes on tuition remission for spouses/registered same sex domestic partners/dependent children, and an optional 12 month payroll deduction plan for Coles yearly membership fees.
Chair: Norma Kenigsberg
The Bylaws Committee reviews the contents of the Bylaws, addressing the changing needs of the Council and eliminates any ambiguities. The Committee is also responsible for assisting the Council in interpreting the Bylaws and in suggesting resolutions to problems directed to it by the Council. The Parliamentarian is responsible for rendering opinions on procedural matters according to the rules of the AMC. Such opinions are rendered using the Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised Edition, except when inconsistent with the AMC Bylaws.
Chair: Anne Stubing
Through the AMC website and newsletter, the Committee will provide updates of AMC activities and events as well as information of general interest. The Committee welcomes new ideas, input and feedback from AMC members on an ongoing basis.
Chair: Ida Longarino
The Community Service Committee is charged with identifying and coordinating community service opportunities for the administrative population at the university. The Committee has taken on such projects as a variety of fundraising walks, community relief collections, University Week of Service, book drives, blood drives, and other worthwhile projects in the past. The University’s administrative community generously supports these events. The committee welcomes new ideas and new members.
Give your old or unused sneakers a 2nd or 3rd life by donating them to the Max Cure Foundation. You unwanted sneakers can help raise funds for various forms of childhood cancer research, support families battling this disease, and fund advocacy efforts.
See the AMC News and Events webpage to learn about the process to apply for exhibiting a piece of your artwork.
Chair: Regina Drew
The Nominations and Elections Committee is responsible for conducting the annual elections of representatives and alternates, ensuring that the proportionate representation of all units on the Council is accurate. This committee is also responsible for receiving nominations and administering elections for the officers of the Council (Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer) as well as conducting the election for Senators and Alternate Senators.
Chair: Michael McCaw
The Professional Development Committee aims to help assimilate newly hired administrators, to foster cross school collaborations, and to provide developmental opportunities for all NYU administrators through a voluntary peer mentoring program and related programming developed in cooperation with existing University resources.
Chair: Julie Kaplan
The mission of the Special Events committee is to provide programs which enrich the professional and personal lives of administrators at New York University. Events include the coordination of the AMC Book Club, the annual Administrators Art Show, End-of-the-Year Luncheon for all administrators, and the Retirees Luncheon.
AMC Book Club: The AMC Book Club meets monthly for discussions of new and classic books, both fiction and nonfiction. The 2014-15 schedule is posted below. Contact Michael Hanrahan or Eric Stedfeld for additional information.
APRIL Meeting Details
Mon., April 20, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.
Location: Bobst Library Public Services Conference Room (See Note 2 below for additional info about this location)
Book: Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
The book description from Amazon: "Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family’s troubled past. Having led us on the way up, Detroit now seems to be leading us on the way down. Once the richest city in America, Detroit is now the nation’s poorest. Once the vanguard of America’s machine age—mass-production, blue-collar jobs, and automobiles—Detroit is now America’s capital for unemployment, illiteracy, dropouts, and foreclosures. With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark, and the righteous indignation only a native son possesses, LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city. He beats on the doors of union bosses and homeless squatters, powerful businessmen and struggling homeowners and the ordinary people holding the city together by sheer determination. Detroit: An American Autopsy is an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer."
Copies of the book are on sale at Strand for $13 used, and at Amazon for $14.50 new or $3-7 used.
Newly printed copies of the AMC book club bookmark will be available at the general AMC meeting on April 7th and at the book club meeting.
Note 2: The Public Services conference room is on the ground floor of Bobst Library, at 70 Washington Square South. Upon entering the library, the conference room is at the far left corner of the atrium, left of the elevators and right of the circulation counter.
Join the AMC's volunteer knitting and crocheting group, which brings together administrators from across NYU to create items for local charities.
The Naughty Knitters meet twice each month on the Washington Square campus to craft scarves for homebound seniors and US service members, as well as baby blankets for Care for the Homeless, which assists NYC-area families.
Funded by generous support from the NYU Office of Civic Engagement and the AMC, the Naughty Knitters have donated over 2,500 baby blankets, hats, scarves, and other items to local charities since it was founded in 2004.
Knitting and crocheting supplies are available for participants at each session. If you are a new knitter or crocheter-or if you have knitting or crocheting experience and want to re-awaken your skills and share them with others--please contact us.
Contact: Jennie Tichenor
Founded in 1997, the AMC Art Show is an annual showcase of the amazing creativity of our fellow NYU Administrators, and provides an opportunity to exhibit and view original photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and art works.
To join this sub-committee of the Special Events Committee or to have your name added to their mailing list:
Contact: Scott Lewis