The College Senate is the campus governance body of the College at Brockport. It is comprised of teaching and non-teaching professionals (referred to as faculty) elected by their peers to represent their departments and the College as College Senators. Their purpose is to review and pass acceptable proposals regarding coursework, course requirements and policies submitted by College staff. This is a great opportunity for faculty to be a part of shaping the future of the College and preparing our students for success.
Brockport Participates in SUNY Shared Governance Leadership Training Institute
Six Brockport students and College Senate President Alison Parker were invited to participate in the SUNY Voices Campus Governance Leaders Leadership Training Institute for a panel on "SUNY Shared Governance: The College at Brockport's Joint College Senate & Brockport Student Government Joint Anti-Racism Resolution" as well as on panels entitled "Enhancing Representation through Diversity" and "Best Practices in Enhancing Diversity of Faculty and Students." Four students represented the Brockport Student Government: Will Mitchell, Sean Flynn, Arielle Ingrassia, and Samuel Tanner. Two students represented The MOVEMENT at Brockport: Will Dillard-Jackson and Jordin Pickett.
#53_14-15EC Joint College Senate and Brockport Student Government Anti-Racism Resolution
UNIT COLLEGE SENATOR ELECTIONS
If your term as College Senator will expire in May, your unit(s) of representation need to conduct an election democratically to identify a new Senator and alternate for the next term.
****Bylaws Revision Committee****
The Bylaws Revision Committee is seeking input from Senators regarding revisions to the 2013-16 bylaws
Please discuss with your colleagues and use the Bylaws Revision Form to send your suggestions via e-mail to T.M. Rao (email@example.com)
Bylaws Revision Form
College Senate Meeting Dates
~ REMINDER ~
PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS DUE
Although accepted any time, proposals submitted after the February 28th deadline may need to be tabled until the following fall semester.
How To Submit a Proposal: Follow the detailed submission guidelines provided here.
Senate Work Flow Chart: See the process the Senate must follow in the review and passage of resolutions.
Log of Committee Action: Check the status of your proposal here. This is updated and posted each Friday afternoon.
Submit General Education Proposals to the
Vice Provost's office.
Submit complete proposals including
signatures if applicable to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each submission must include the Senate's
current year proposal cover page.
You may refer your questions to individual committee chairs.
About the College Senate...
Senate Organizational Chart
Bylaws state: "The faculty has the obligation
to participate significantly in the initiation, development and implementation
of the educational program of the College, including primary responsibility
for curricular development, admissions and scholarship standards, and
the academic, professional and physical environment of the College."
Senate at The College at Brockport is a vital compontent of shared governance between faculty and staff and College administration. It also serves as a means of communication with
the SUNY-wide University
The College Senate is authorized
by the Policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of
New York, Article X.
Representation. The Senate represents and consists of teaching
faculty as well as professional staff of the College who have official voting faculty
status. Senators are elected at-large or by their units of representation
according to the provisions of the Bylaws, and each Senator serves on
a standing committee.
Process. Standing committees review new policies and programs related to their charges. Items that meet the approval of their committee are scheduled by the Executive Committee for discussion and a vote by the entire Senate. Senate Work Flow Chart
The standing committees are:
- Enrollment Planning & Policies
- Faculty &
Professional Staff Policies
- General Education Curriculum & Policies
Curriculum & Policies
- Student Policies
- Undergraduate Curriculum
It's never too late to volunteer.
The College Senate is often asked for representatives to sit on ad hoc and College-wide committees. If you are interested helping in this area, we need to hear from you. You must be College teaching or non-teaching professional staff to qualify.
Click here for more information and the Volunteer Form.