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.
November 17th from 12-1 PM at 239 Greene Street, Room 207
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.
The AMC collects new, unwrapped, non-violent toys and books for the children of the 9th Police Precinct and the Herbert G. Birch Manhattan Early Childhood Center. Drop off locations are listed in the above hyperlinked flyer.
Want to purchase your toy donations online at Amazon? Shop at Amazon.com from November 28th through December 12th and enter "NYU Administrative Management Council" in the Gifts & Wish List area to see suggested items.
Ship Toys to:
Xavier Mission(http://xaviermission.org) is the community outreach organization operating out of the Church of St. Xavier in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
Begun in 1983 by parishioners of the church, the Mission served the community for 29 years through the parish. In August of 2012, Xavier Mission officially incorporated as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. While officially independent from the Church of St. Xavier, the ideals upon which the mission was founded still remain: striving to care for those whom society has rejected, empowering them to reach their full potential, and standing with them in fighting for justice.
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: 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.
January 4, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.
Location: Bobst Library Public Services Conference Room (See Note 2 below for additional info about this location)
Book: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
The book description from Amazon: "Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art."
"As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love - and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle."
"The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate."
Copies of the book are on sale at Amazon for around $15 for paperback and $7 for Kindle.
Note 1: This book is long. Readers are encouraged to get an early start! Also, please remember that completion of reading this book is not required in order to attend the meeting - participation is highly valued, however far you make it through the book.
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