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100 State University of New York
100.01 State Laws and Policies
Laws enacted by the New York State
Legislature applicable to the State University of New York are found
in the New York State Statutes-Consolidated Law Service, available
in the Reference Section of Drake Memorial Library.
Agency rules and regulations applicable to State University are in
the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the state
of New York (NYCCRR), also in the Library.
Policies of the SUNY Board of Trustees are provided to every faculty
member and member of the professional staff on a regular basis.
Internal policy of the State University of New York is contained in
the Policy Handbook, State University of New York, published by the
office of the Chancellor, and is amended as needed through the Chancellor's
Memorandum to Presidents.
100.02 SUNY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The State University of New York (SUNY), and the SUNY College at
Brockport (College) as one of the Colleges of the University, is governed
and all its corporate powers exercised by the SUNY Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees consists of 16 members, 15 of whom are appointed
by the Governor, and one who is the President of the Student Assembly
of SUNY.2. The Board of Trustees in its planning function is mandated
to formulate, once every four years, the SUNY Master Plan for the organization,
development, coordination, and expansion of SUNY.3. In its administrative
function, the Board of Trustees is responsible for:
Overall administration, supervision and coordination of state-operated
institutions and statutory and contract colleges in the State University.
Review and coordination of the budget and appropriation requests
Making and establishing and from time to time altering and amending
rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, for the governance
of the system.
Granting degrees, diplomas, and certificates which have been authorized
to be granted upon completion of approved courses of study.
Completing details of the other functions are contained in NYS
Education Law, Article 8, Section 355.
100.03 ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY
The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the University and
executes and enforces the Policies of the Board of Trustees and performs
such other duties as assigned by that Board. The Chancellor makes all
appointments of employees, other than officers, to positions in the
Central Administration of the University in the classified service of
the civil service of the State.
Central Administration plays a number of roles and its organizational
structure reflects this. In addition to its leadership responsibilities,
it is staffed and organized to provide timely and helpful assistance
to the campuses, to interact effectively with the Executive and Legislative
branches of government, to maintain liaison with the University's constituencies,
to develop policies, plans and directions for consideration of the Board
of Trustees, and to ensure that the Trustees are appropriately informed
of matters which require their action or guidance or are of interest
100.04 FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY
The Faculty of the University is comprised of the Chancellor, who
is the presiding officer, the executive and administrative officers
of the University, and all members of the faculty of each college of
the University as defined in Trustees policy.
The University Faculty Senate is the official agency through which
the University Faculty engages in the governance of the University.
The Senate is charged with promoting effective educational policies
with the University and works to improve terms and conditions of employment
of the University's professional staff.
100.05 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Under the Taylor Law collective bargaining is assured for all full-time
employees of the State of New York. The fulfillment of the intent of
the law is governed by the Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) and
aided by the Office of Employee Relations (OER) of the Governor's Office.
Copies of the appropriate collective bargaining agreements between
the various bargaining agents and the State University are supplied
to all employees in the bargaining unit.
The provisions of the Policies of the Board of Trustees, insofar
as they apply to employees in negotiating units established pursuant
to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law, are continued in effect, provided,
however, that during periods of time where there is in effect an agreement
between the State and an employee organization pursuant to the provisions
of said Article 14, the provisions of such agreement and the provisions
of said Policies shall both be applicable. In the event the provisions
of the agreement are different from the provisions of the Policies of
the Board of Trustees, the provisions of the agreement shall be controlling.