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University Senate Standing Committees

Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Committee of the University Senate considers the educational policies of the University and is responsible for stimulating and promoting experimentation and innovation.  The Committee considers matters pertaining to University relations with professional and educational organizations.

The Committee advises the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees regarding honorary degrees and other special awards, and regarding the naming of buildings or other facilities.  

The Committee is responsible for presenting an academic calendar for adoption by the Senate.

Deans Council: Tom Carew, Susanne Wofford
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council: Robert Lapiner*, Beatrice Longuenesse, Nancy Van Devanter
Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council: Joseph Borowiec, Noelle Mole Liston, Beverly Watkins*
Student Senators Council: Nicole Acero, Jack Burling-Nebe, Dylan Glickel, Christopher Hearn
Administrative Management Council: Christine Battaglia, Pamela Stewart
University Administration: Ulrich Baer**, Lynne Brown**, Jeffrey Metzler***

Financial Affairs

The Financial Affairs Committee of the University Senate considers and makes recommendations on financial and budgetary policies of the University, including capital budgets, operating budgets, long-range financial planning, policies governing allocation of resources among schools, and policies on tuition and salary. The Committee also considers matters regarding the development of University facilities.

Deans Council: Dennis Di Lorenzo, Cheryl Healton, Trevor Morrison
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council: Nick Economides, Anna Harvey, Maurizio Porfiri, Bradley Weslake, David Zagzag
Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council: Jamie Skye Bianco, Joseph Carter, Leila Jahangiri, Tommy Lee, Susan Stehlik
Student Senators Council: Michael Avgerinos, Juan Calero, Akash Das, Selamawit Gashaw, Nhesthy Ong, Oatile Ramsay, Asiya Vickers
Administrative Management Council: Carrie Meconis, Stevin Azo Michels, Arly Tuysuzian
University Administration: Andrew Hamilton*,**, Anthony Jiga**, Marc Wais**

Organization and Governance

The Organization and Governance Committee of the University Senate reviews organizational policies of the University and makes recommendations regarding governance.

Deans Council: Dennis Di Lorenzo, Sherry Glied, Gene Jarrett
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council: Sylvain Cappell, James Jacobs, Susan Logan, Jim Uleman
Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council: Lauren Davis, John Gershman, Vincent Renzi*, Antonios Saravanos
Student Senators Council: Rose Asaf, Tamara Cesaretti, Husniye Cogur, Nicolas Duque-Franco, Harmony Hemmings-Pallay, Isaac Oseas
Administrative Management Council: Katrina Denney, Norma Kenigsberg, Jason Wiker
University Administration: Rich Baum, Pietrina Scaraglino**, Carrie Trowbridge***

Full-Time Contract Faculty Planning Committee (2013-2014)

Full-time contract faculty members were elected from throughout the University to work with the Senate Committee on Organization and Governance (SCOG) on addressing the issue of contract faculty representation in our governance structures.

At the April 17, 2014 meeting of the University Senate, SCOG formally presented a proposal for the admission of Full-time Non-Tenure Track/Contract Faculty to the University Senate. At the same meeting, the University Senate voted in favor of formally accepting the proposal set forth by SCOG, and voted in favor of recommending that the University Board of Trustees amend the Bylaws of the University to implement SCOG's recommendations.

The University Board of Trustees voted in favor of incorporating the Senate proposals into the University Bylaws on June 11, 2014. The amended Bylaws became effective on September 1, 2014, creating the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track/Contract Faculty Senators Council.

Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Committee of the University Senate is concerned with matters relating to Commencement Exercises and other public occasions affecting more than one school. The Committee also considers matters related to the University's relations with the local community.  

The Committee conducts an annual review of the guidelines for use of University facilities and informs appropriate administrative personnel about the operation of these guidelines.  

The Committee also develops additional guidelines, as needed, for approval by the Senate; hears grievances and arbitrates disputes in connection with the use of University facilities; and determines violations of these guidelines. Appeals from decisions of the Public Affairs Committee may be made to the Senate.

Deans Council: Allyson Green, Eileen Sullivan-Marx
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council: Mark Alter, Arthur Tannenbaum*, Frank Upham
Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council: Marion Casey, Michael Ferguson, Iskender Sahin
Student Senators Council: Jamila Jahangir, Tyla Leach, Max Pau, Steven Ramdilal
Administrative Management Council: Regina Drew, Carolyn Ritter
University Administration: Arlene Peralta, Lisa Kail, Marlon Lynch***, Jeffrey Metzler***

University Judicial Board

The New York University Student Disciplinary Procedures approved by the Senate on February 9, 1978 called for the creation of the University Judicial Board and its status as a Standing Committee of the Senate, the form of its membership, and its duties.

The Judicial Board hears and decides cases referred to it, directly and on appeal, in accordance with the provisions of the Disciplinary Procedures.

Deans Council: Charles Bertolami, Neil Guterman, Carol Mandel, Geeta Menon, Trevor Morrison, K.R. Sreenivasan
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council: Martin Daughtry, David Irving*, James Jacobs, Jennifer Manuel, Arthur Tannenbaum, Susan Waltzman
Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council: Nancy Fefferman, Michael Funk, Heidi White, Andrew Williams, Ethan Youngerman, Janet Zarish
Student Senators Council: Jacob Abbott, Rose Asaf, Ghania Chaudry*, Joseph Ehrenkranz, Michelle Ng, Pedro Tenreiro, Tahreem Waquar, Zaria Watkins
Administrative Management Council: Toni DePena, Amy Fair, Daniel Holub, Denise Upton
University Administration: William Miller***

Names of Alternate Senators appear in italics
* Committee Chair or Co-Chair  ** Ex-Officio  *** Advisor