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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: 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.

Next Benefits and Compensation Committee Meeting Details:

November 17th from 12-1 PM at 239 Greene Street, Room 207


Bylaws and Parliamentarian

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.


Communications

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.


Community Service

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.

Next Community Service Committee Meeting:

November 17th - 12:15 PM TSOA Dean's Conference Room, 721 Broadway, 12th Floor.

2014 AMC Thanksgiving Food Drive to aid Xavier High School Mission

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.


Nominations and Elections

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.


Special Events

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.  

  • Mon Nov 24, 2014: My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan
  • Mon Jan 5, 2015: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Mon Feb 9, 2015: The Everything Store by Brad Stonep
  • Mon Mar 16, 2015: The Woman in the Fifth by Douglas Kennedy
  • Mon Apr 20, 2015: Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
  • Mon Jun 21, 2015: Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins

Meeting Details
Nov. 24, 2014 @ 12:30 p.m.
Location: Bobst Library Public Services Conference Room
My Freshman Year:  What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan

The book description from Amazon: "After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior - eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions - made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do what anthropologists do when confused by a different culture: Go live with them. She enrolled as a freshman, moved into the dorm, ate in the dining hall, and took a full load of courses. And she came to understand that being a student is a pretty difficult job, too. Her discoveries about contemporary undergraduate culture are surprising and her observations are invaluable, making My Freshman Year essential reading for students, parents, faculty, and anyone interested in educational policy."

Copies of the book are on sale at Amazon for around $10 for paperback. Strand also has one used copy for $12, and the NYU Bookstore has a copy for $16.

Note: This book is rather short, and the book for January 5th is very long - The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. If you finish November's book quickly you may want to get a head start on January's book! We also have an AMC Book Club bookmark in production, listing this year's books.  We hope to have some bookmarks printed and ready by the AMC monthly general meeting on Nov 4th.

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.


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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