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FSC Committees 2014-2015

The FSC committees are comprised of faculty senators and a faculty senator chair/co-chairs, 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

Co-Chairs: Arthur Miller & Carol Reiss
Members:  John Archer, Dave Backus, Todd Disotell, Achiau Ludomirsky, Ted Magder, 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

Co-Chairs: Maurizio Porfiri & Angela Kamer
Members: Sinan Antoon, Todd Disotell, Benard Dreyer, David Pearce, Arthur Tannenbaum, Nancy Van Devanter

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

Co-Chairs: David Stokes & Sewin Chan
Members: Adam Becker, Nick Economides, Magued Iskander, Wen Ling, Allen Mincer

Finance and Policy Planning

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

Co-Chairs: David Backus & Daniel Smith
Members: Sewin Chan, Jeff Goodwin, Sydney Ludvigson, David Stokes, Raghu Sundaram

Global Network University

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

Co-Chairs: Awam Amkpa & Arvind Rajagopal
Members: Mark Alter, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Jeffrey Erlich, Jeff Goodwin, Nancy Van Devanter, 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

Co-Chairs: Jim Uleman & Mitchell Kane
Members: Awam Amkpa, Adam Becker, Michael Garabedian, Warren Jelinek, 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

Chair: James Jacobs
Members: John Archer, Adam Becker, Benard Dreyer, David Pearce, Magued Iskander, Arvind Rajagopal, Nancy Van Deventer

Inclusion, Equity, & Diversity

collects, reviews, and disseminates institutional data as it relates to the representation and academic standing of underrepresented groups of faculty and students; serves as a liaison between the Faculty Senators Council and the Office of Equal Opportunity, Office of the Provost for Diversity, and Office of Institutional Research on policies and procedures that affect matters related to inclusion, equity, and diversity; develops proposals for programs to further advance the university’s mission in these areas.

Co-Chairs: Everett Allgood & Charlton McIIwain
Members: Sinan Antoon, Kwame Anthony Appiah , Michael Garabedian, Sydney Ludvigson                                   

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

Co-Chairs: Warren Jelinek & Wen Ling
Members: Mark Adelman, Hasia Diner, David Pearce, Herb Samuels, Dan Zwanziger

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 2014-2015

The Senate Committees are comprised of representatives from all Councils of the University Senate. They typically meet monthly.  

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:  Hasia Diner, Angela Kamer, Maurizio Porfiri

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, Nick Economides, Sydney Ludvigson, Daniel Smith
Raghu Sundaram

Organization and Governance

reviews organizational policies of the University and makes recommendations regarding governance

FSC Members: James Jacobs, Warren Jelinek, Mitchell Kane, 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: Arthur Tannenbaum (Chair), Mark Adelman, Mark Alter

University Judicial Board

hears and decides cases in accordance with provisions of Disciplinary Procedures

FSC Members: Mark Alter, Nick Economides, Achiau Ludomirsky, Arthur Miller, 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: TBD

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