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Committees

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.

° Benefits    ° ByLaws    ° Communications    ° Community Service   

° Nominations and Elections    ° Special Events


Benefits

Chair: David Vintinner
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.


Bylaws and Parliamentarian

Chair: Levon West
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.


Communications

Chair: Andrew Yanni
Through the publication of the AMC newsletter, which was revived in Fall 2012, 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.


Community Service

Co-Chairs: Barbara Albrecht and 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, of course, new members.

  • Annual Recycling Drive -- Collecting cell phones, eyeglasses, holiday, birthday & general greeting cards: “Fronts only” for the greeting cards, old sheets, blankets, and towels for our furry friends. Click for a flyer to post in your office.
  • New York Cares Coat Drive: There is a severe shortage of warm coats for New Yorkers in need! Please donate any clean, warm coats at a drop-off location near you. (The NYU drop-off site was open through December 20th only.)
  • Holiday Toy Drive: Thank you to everyone who donated toys and books for the children of the 9th Police Precinct and Birch Family Services. Our local families appreciate your generosity! See pictures and a summary here.

Nominations and Elections

Co-Chairs: Regina Drew and Anne Stubing
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.


Special Events

Co-Chairs: Julie Kaplan and Stephanie Pryor

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.

Upcoming Events:

April 23 -- AMC Retiree's Luncheon
May 8 – End-of-the-Year General Meeting and Luncheon
May 10 through June 15 – The 2014 AMC Administrator’s Art Show.  Attention Artists: Applications are available on-line.  Click here!

AMC Book Club: The AMC Book Club meets monthly for discussions of new and classic books, both fiction and nonfiction. The next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year will take place on Monday, June 2 from 12:30-1:30 PM at Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, in the Public Services Conference Room. 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. Contact Michael Hanrahan or Eric Stedfeld for additional information.

  • Monday, October 21: The Mysterious Island, Jules Verne
  • Mon Nov 25, 2013: House of Stone by Anthony Shadid
  • Mon Jan 6, 2014: The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
  • Mon Feb 10, 2014: Scoop by Evelyn Waugh - 304pp
  • Mon Mar 17, 2014: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - 432pp
  • Mon Apr 21, 2014: Wave by Sonali Deranyagala 240pp
  • Mon Jun 2, 2014: When God Talks Back by T.M. Luhrmann - 464pp
    • "A bold approach to understanding the American evangelical experience from an anthropological and psychological perspective by one of the country's most prominent anthropologists.

    • "Through a series of intimate, illuminating interviews with various members of the Vineyard, an evangelical church with hundreds of congregations across the country, Tanya Luhrmann leaps into the heart of evangelical faith. Combined with scientific research that studies the effect that intensely practiced prayer can have on the mind, When God Talks Back examines how normal, sensible people — from college students to accountants to housewives, all functioning perfectly well within our society — can attest to having the signs and wonders of the supernatural become as quotidian and as ordinary as laundry. Astute, sensitive, and extraordinarily measured in its approach to the interface between science and religion, Luhrmann's book is sure to generate as much conversation as it will praise."

    • Copies of the book are on sale at Amazon for around $11 for paperback and $21 for hardback. Strand also has copies for around $14, and the NYU Bookstore has had copies as well.


Our June 8.2012 Care for the Homeless event where 80 beautiful baby blankets created by the AMC Knaughty Knitters group were donated.

Naughty Knitters

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

Schedule of Meetings and Events (PDF)

Naughty Knitters


AMC Toy Drive 2012 and 2013

AMC Toy Drive Committee

043-activities

AMC Art Show

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


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