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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.

Benefits and Compensation Committee Meeting Schedule:

  • Monday, February 9th from 12:30 -1:30 PM at 239 Greene Street, Conference Room 741
  • Monday, March 9, 2015 from 12:30 -1:30 PM at 239 Greene Street, Conference Room 741
  • Monday, April 6, 2015 from 12:30 -1:30 PM at 239 Greene Street, Conference Room 741

 


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:

Date:  TBA
Location:  TSOA Dean's Conference Room, 721 Broadway, 12th Floor.
 

January 2015  & February 2015 are AMC  Recycling Months

Everything OLD is NEW Again!

Do you have unused cell phones, eyeglasses, eyeglass cases?  Do you have spare unneeded holiday, birthday & general greeting cards?  (We only collect the "fronts of the cards".)  Ready to donate old sheets, blankets and towels to benefit animal?  Bag and tie the sheets and towels and bring them into the AMC recycling drive collection sites.

 

2015 AMC Sponsored "Dunk Your Kicks" Sneaker Drive to benefit the 

MAX Cure Foundation to combat Pediatric Cancer

(Start:  January 5, 2015 - Ends:  TBA)

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.  

2014 AMC Holiday Toy Drive (December 4th - December 18, 2014)

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.

 


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.


Professional Development

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. 

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 Feb 9, 2015: The Everything Store by Brad Stone
  • 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

FEBRUARY Meeting Details
Mon., Feb .9, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.
Location: Bobst Library Public Services Conference Room (See Note 2 below for additional info about this location)
Book:  The Everything Store:  Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

The book description from Amazon: "Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, and his book is the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. The Everything Store is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read."

Copies of the book are on sale at Amazon for around $10 for paperback - the NYU bookstore also has one in stock for $18, and Strand has new copies for around $16. 

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.

MARCH Meeting Details
Mon., March 16, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.
Location: Bobst Library Public Services Conference Room (See Note 2 below for additional info about this location)
Book: The Woman in the Fifth by Douglas Kennedy

The book description from Amazon:  "Harry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job and his marriage. And when the ensuing scandal threatens to completely destroy him, he flees to Paris. He arrives in the French capital in the bleak midwinter, and ends up having to work as a night guard to make ends meet. Then Margit, a beautiful, mysterious stranger, walks into his life. But their passionate and intense relationship triggers a string of inexplicable events, and soon Harry finds himself in a nightmare from which there is no easy escape."


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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