Monitor implementation and impact of University joint shared governance and governance policies and practices in the several schools, programs and divisions, GNU campus sites and portals, particularly as they pertain to full-time non-tenure track/contract faculty (FTNTT/CF); Monitor and make recommendations for procedures governing the Council; conduct periodic reviews of the NYU Faculty Handbook; develop and suggest recommendations to the Faculty Handbook and Guidelines mentioned above for presentation to the C-FSC.
- The Governance Committee reviewed the draft of the Faculty Handbook, dated January 4, 2016, which incorporates the amended Bylaws and includes new sections on “The Global Network” and “Faculty Appointments in More than One Unit," and found no issues with any of the marked changes.
- The Committee did find one thing, not related to changes, that we want to suggest a change to:
- Page iv, Footnote 1, Penultimate sentence, now reads:
- "The administration will promptly notify the executive leadership of either of [my emphasis] both Faculty Senators Councils of any such changes; and if, after receiving such notification...."
- The suggestion is to delete "either of", so that the Footnote would read:
- "The administration will promptly notify the executive leadership of both Faculty Senators Councils of any such changes; and if, after receiving such notification...."
- The footnote refers to minor changes, in which case the administration should notify both Councils.
- Review of Faculty Handbook, January 2016 Edition (February 26, 2016)
At the December 8, 2015 meeting of the C-Faculty Senators Council, the Council approved the following resolution:
Whereas the recent “Listening Session” at NYU attracted more than 1,000 participants and revealed what President Sexton afterwards identified as the “criticisms, pain and disappointment” voiced by NYU’s community of students, faculty, and staff from historically under-represented and disenfranchised populations and,
Whereas there appears to be a significant gap between NYU’s stated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness and the reality experienced by under-represented populations at NYU, the C-FSC hereby resolves that:
The C-FSC form a “Standing Committee on Diversity at NYU” to study ways in which the continuing contract faculty at NYU can best address and enhance the reality of diversity and inclusiveness at New York University.
Resolution regarding Committee on Diversity (December 8, 2015)