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: Kristi Schwindt Ramos
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: Nadia Cureton
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: Carrie A. Meconis
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.
Join your fellow NYU Comunity colleagues on the NYU Goes Pink team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and help raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer. The team fundraising goal is $5,000 and the top fundraiser wins a prize. Registration is $25. If you can't actually participate in the race directly yourself, please consider making a donation to support the NYU Goes Pink team's fundraising efforts. Questions? Contact Carrie Meconis.
The AMC collected books at its End of Year Luncheon on Thursday, May 7, 2015, in the Kimmel Center's Rosenthal Pavilion to enhance the libraries of the following two New York City Public Schools:
Books were made available for purchase at the event by the NYU Bookstore (726 Broadway). The drive was a great success with many books donated and funds raised. The AMC thanks everyone for their participation and support.
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 Art Show: Explore the unique artistic visions of fellow administrators at the annual AMC Art Show! This collection of administrators' artwork will be on display from Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, June 14 in the Stovall Family Galleries, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 8th Floor.
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.
June Meeting Details
Mon., June 1, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.
Location: Bobst Library Public Services Conference Room (See Note 2 below for additional info about this location)
Book: Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins
The book description from Amazon: "Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe.
"Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads.
"In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures —told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters.
"Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the Sixties psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend."
Copies of the book are on sale at Strand for $14 new, and at Amazon for $12.00 paperback or $2 Kindle.
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