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.
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.
After the election, Senators must please fill out and return this form to the Senate Office, 608 Allen as soon as possible before the last Senate meeting. Anyone not turning in a committee choice form will be assigned to a committee of our choice.
Senator Election Form
Terms of Office and Units Represented by Each Senator
Meeting dates are posted on this Web site and meeting agenda packets will be available to you each Monday morning prior to your meeting on FileCity.
Refer to the Bylaws for eligibility or contact us for more information at 395-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Approved Resolutions: All passed resolutions are posted to our approved resolutions page.
Submit General Education Proposals to the
Vice Provost's office.
Submit complete proposals including
signatures if applicable to email@example.com.
Each submission must include the Senate's
current year proposal cover page.
Please discard all old proposal cover forms and use the current form available online.
You may refer your questions to individual committee chairs.
What is the College Senate?
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. (See the Senate Work Flow Chart.)
committees are Enrollment Planning & Policies, Faculty &
Professional Staff Policies, General Education Curriculum & Policies, Graduate
Curriculum & Policies, Student Policies, and Undergraduate Curriculum
& Policies committees. Senators may also be asked to serve as Senate
observers/consultants on search committees or on ad hoc committees as
the need arises. See the Bylaws for a complete
description of the duties and eligibility standards.
2007 University Faculty Senate Plenary meeting hosted by the College at Brockport at the MetroCenter in Rochester
UFS Newsletters of Plenary business are available at the College Senate office.
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.