Academic Policies Committee
It shall be the responsibility of this committee to review all policies pertaining to the academic standards and educational policies of the College and to make recommendations to the Faculty Senate. This shall include, but not be limited to, policies related to advising, admission, registration, scheduling, grading, probation, suspension, student withdrawal from classes, student academic grievance procedures, and the academic calendar.
It shall be the responsibility of this committee to review all proposals for changes in the curricular offerings of the College, including new curricula and courses, major revisions or deletions of existing curricula and courses, and to recommend appropriate action to the Faculty Senate. It shall review the College’s general education requirements and recommend any changes. It shall review the philosophy of the academic programs, and it may consider changes in courses and programs in all Divisions of the College.
Nominations, Elections and Governance Committee
In accordance with Article IX, Section 2.F. (2) of Faculty Senate Bylaws it shall be the responsibility of the committee to prepare a slate of candidates for the following positions in the Faculty Senate: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Senators. This Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and adjusting the distribution of representatives among departments or units, and the determination of eligibility for voting membership in accordance with Article IV, Section 1 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws. This Committee shall make recommendations to fill vacancies as they occur on Committees and in the Faculty Senate. It will supervise all elections and examine all procedures to make sure they are in keeping with the Faculty Senate Bylaws. It will review the Bylaws at least once every three years and make recommendations for changes to the President of the Senate. This committee shall also be charged with the nomination and election duties for the MCC Association Board representative and the SUNY Faculty Council on Community Colleges representative. This committee shall be charged with ensuring that principles of democratic governance are being followed in all constituent areas of the governance system.
It shall be the responsibility of this committee to participate in all aspects of long-range planning including cultural changes, strategic planning, building programs, budget, facilities, accreditation and other matters relating to the Master Plan. It shall review and develop proposals encompassing the goals and mission of the College for submission to the President of the College through the Faculty Senate.
Professional Development Committee
It shall be the responsibility of the committee to promote vitality and continued growth through the development and coordination of programs related to the improvement of teaching and learning, and of general interest to the faculty and professional staff. It shall assist the Professional Development Office in implementing various professional development activities. It shall be responsible for recommending Leaves for Professional Advancement and other major recognition awards as may be defined in Senate resolutions.
Special Committee on Administrative Affairs
It shall be the responsibility of this committee to (1) make recommendations to the appropriate Administrative Officers regarding the selection and/or appointment of the following Administrative Officers: President, Vice Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, Executive Dean, Deans and Directors.(2) to make recommendations to the appropriate Administrative Officers regarding the creation or redefinition of administrative and academic offices and departments; and (3) to monitor the selection of Department Chairpersons.