Contact Information

  • Academic Affairs
    Siena Hall 219
    Tel. (518) 783-2307
    Fax (518) 786-5013

General Faculty Committee

Charge:

The General Faculty Committee shall serve as advocate in matters of general welfare and interest including salaries, as well as in matters of individual faculty concern. The Committee may be charged with specific responsibilities by the faculty and may receive suggestions from the President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, or any individual member in accordance with the rules of procedure adopted by the Committee.

Committee recommendations will encompass all aspects of the pertinent topic and include financial implications.

Membership and Length of Term:

  • Members of the Committee are responsible for informing their constituency of activities of the Committee.
  • The General Faculty Committee is composed of four members plus a Chairperson.
  • One representative is chosen from each of the three schools and from the Librarians.
  • Elections are held in April for terms that begin the following September 1.
  • The term of office is two years.
  • Successive terms in the same capacity are not allowed, and the terms are staggered to provide continuity on the Committee.
  • The Chairperson shall receive a one-quarter reduction of the teaching load.

Chair:

The Chairperson is chosen by the entire full-time faculty.

Meetings and Agenda:

  • The chairperson may call meetings of the faculty at his/her option during the school year.
  • The Committee is also authorized to request the President or the Vice President of Academic Affairs to call a faculty meeting.
  • The dates of meetings and the agenda must be announced to all members of the faculty one week prior to the meeting except in extraordinary circumstances.

Minutes: Minutes are kept by the recording secretary and published/posted.

Responsible to: the faculty