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FSC Committees 2013-2014

The FSC committees are comprised of faculty senators and a faculty senator chair, chosen by the FSC Executive Committee. They typically meet monthly.

Administration & Technology

examines administrative issues which affect faculty, including technology-related issues such as technology-enhanced education

Members: Todd Disotell (Chair), Angela Kamer, Achiau Ludomirsky, Maurizio Porfiri, Carol Reiss, Margaret Smith, Alex Tuzhilin,Thomas Wisniewski

Educational Policies & Faculty/Student Relations

acts as the Faculty Senators Council counterpart to the Academic Affairs Committee of the University Senate; interacts with the NYU Center for Teaching Excellence; proposes, develops, and implements new programs to enhance faculty participation in campus and student life

Members: Michael Dinwiddie (Chair), Jennifer Carpenter, Todd Disotell, Benard Dreyer, Ann Morning, Laurin Raiken, Arthur Tannenbaum

Faculty Benefits & Housing

reviews and makes recommendations with regard to faculty benefits; discusses issues related to housing for faculty; monitors University policies and practices that affect faculty in University housing

Members: Sewin Chan (Co-Chair), David Stokes (Co-Chair), Everett Allgood, Adam Becker, Hasia Diner, Benard Dreyer, Mary Ann Jones, Angela Kamer, Arthur Miller, Allen Mincer, Jules Moskowitz, Victoria Stanhope

Finance and Policy Planning

studies faculty salaries, working conditions, negotiation processes; examines long-range issues; addresses other relevant financial matters

Members: David Backus (Chair), Awam Amkpa, Jeff Goodwin, Magued Iskander, Mitchell Kane, Sydney Ludvigson, Arvind Rajagopal, Victor Rodwin, Eero Simoncelli, Raghu Sundaram, James Uleman

Global Network University

analyzes academic issues regarding portal campuses and the implementation of the Global Network University initiative

Members: Awam Amkpa (Chair), Mark Alter, John Archer, Sylvain Cappell, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Dinwiddie, Rebecca Karl, Jo Labanyi, Ann Morning, Carol Sternhell, David Stokes, Frank Upham, Daniel Zwanziger


monitors University-wide governance and the governance process in the several schools; considers the impact of policies that affect faculty governance; conducts regular periodic reviews of the NYU Faculty Handbook

Members: Jim Uleman (Chair), Everett Allgood, Adam Becker, Jeff Goodwin, Jim Jacobs, Warren Jelinek, Carl Lebowitz, Charlton McIlwain, Maurizio Porfiri, Carol Reiss, Victoria Stanhope


hears faculty appeals from a dean’s decision on appointment, reappointment, promotion, or tenure; ascertains compliance with school grievance procedural safeguards; makes recommendations to the President

Members: Pamela Cowin (Chair), Jim Jacobs, Rebecca Karl, Victor Rodwin, Arthur Tannenbaum

Personnel Policies & Tenure Modifications

reviews University personnel policies and practices, including inclusion, equity & diversity, which affect the faculty; considers any proposals affecting tenure; examines problems experienced under tenure rules and considers alternative solutions

Members: Warren Jelinek (Co-Chair), Charlton McIlwain (Co-Chair), Salah Al-Askari, David Backus, Benard Dreyer, Allen Mincer,  Herb Samuels, Victoria Stanhope, Celia Stewart, Arthur Tannenbaum

FSC Representatives on University Committees

Faculty Family Day

Faculty families met the Bobcat at the annual Faculty Family Day at Coles Sports Center on Feb. 13, 2011

University Senate Committees 2013-2014

The Senate Committees are comprised of representatives from the FSC, AMC, SSC, Dean’s Council, and University Administration. They typically meet monthly. Each Committee has a faculty senator spokesperson to report back to the FSC on University Senate Committee activities. (SP=Spokesperson)  

Academic Affairs

considers matters pertaining to New York University relations with professional and educational organizations; advises the Board of Trustees regarding honorary degrees and other special awards; prepares and presents academic year calendars

FSC Members:  Sylvain Cappell, Hasia Diner, Michael Dinwiddie, Angela Kamer

Financial Affairs

considers and makes recommendations on financial and budgetary policies of the University, including those related to capital budgets, operating budgets, long-range financial planning, policies governing allocation of resources among schools, policies on tuition and salary; considers matters relating to development of University facilities

FSC Members:  David Backus (FSC Chair), Jeff Goodwin, Mitchell Kane, Arvind Rajagopal, Eero Simoncelli, Raghu Sundaram

Organization and Governance

reviews organizational policies of the University and makes recommendations regarding governance

FSC Members: Jim Jacobs, Warren Jelinek, Charlton McIlwain, Victoria Stanhope, Jim Uleman

Public Affairs

concerned with all matters relating to Commencement and other public occasions affecting more than one school; considers matters pertaining to New York University relations with the community; annually reviews guidelines on the use of University facilities

FSC Members: Mark Alter, Pamela Cowin, Mitchell Kane, Arthur Tannenbaum (Chair)

University Judicial Board

hears and decides cases in accordance with provisions of Disciplinary Procedures

FSC Members: Sewin Chan, Achiau Ludomirsky, Arthur Miller, Celia Stewart, Thomas Wisniewski, Daniel Zwanziger

University Committee on Student Life (UCSL)

The UCSL oversees the general quality of student life and transmits policy recommendations to the SSC. The UCSL consists of the entire SSC, the presidents of the various student councils, the chair of the Student Activities Board (SAB), the chair of the Inter-Residence Hall Council (IRHC), the chair of the Inter-Greek Council (IGC), and one representative each from the Faculty Senators Council, the Deans Council, and the Division of Student Affairs.

FSC Member: Michael Dinwiddie

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