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College Senate

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.

Office Information

Office Schedule

College Senate Office
The College at Brockport
State University of New York
608 Allen Administration Building
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, New York 14420-2925

(585) 395-2586
Office: senate@brockport.edu

Hours:
Mon/Tues
8 am - 5:30 pm

Closed State Holidays
Christmas/New Year

President's Desk Page

College Senate Executive Committee

Dr. Alison Parker
College Senate President

2015-2016

Professor, History

aparker@brockport.edu

585-395-5689

(Department of History)

 

 

Dr. Sharon Allen
College Senate President-Elect

2015-2016

Professor, English

slallen@brockport.edu

585-395-5828

(Department of English)

 

Ms. P. Gibson Ralph
College Senate Past President 2015-2016

Associate Professor And Chair
Theatre and Music Studies

pralph@brockport.edu
585-395-2586
(Senate Office)
585-395-5265
(Theatre)

 

Member/Department

Senate Position

Campus Phone

Logan Rath
Library, Info and Technology

Parliamentarian

2568

Tracy Daniels
College Senate Office Secretary

Recording Secretary (non-voting)

2586

Rey A. Sia
Biology

Chair
Enrollment Planning & Policies Committee

2783

Timothy Stoller
Delta College

Chair
Faculty & Professional Staff Policies Committee

5949

Robert Baker
English

Chair
General Education & Curriculum Policies Committee

5234

T. Gregory Garvey
English

Chair
Graduate Curriculum & Policies Committee

5487

Deb Birkins
Academic Advisement

Chair
Student Policies Committee

2711

Cathy Houston-Wilson
KSSPE

Chair
Undergraduate Curriculum & Policies Committee

5352

W. Bruce Leslie
Department of History

University Senator
2013-2016

5265

Kenneth O'Brien
Department of History

University Senator
2013-2016

5265


Announcements

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
FOR THE
2014-2016 TERM

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.

****Congratulations****

Logan Rath- Parliamentarian 2015-2016

Sharon Allen - President-elect 2015-2016

Gregory Garvey- Senator-at-Large 2015-2017

College Senate Meeting Dates

  • September 14, 2015- Edwards 105
  • September 28, 2015- Edwards, 105
  • October 12, 2015- Edwards, 105
  • November 2, 2015- Edwards, 105
  • November 16, 2015-Edwards, 105
  • November 30, 2015-Cooper, New York
  • February 1, 2016-Edwards, 105
  • February 15, 2016-Edwards, 105
  • February 29, 2016-Edwards, 105
  • March 21, 2016-Edwards, 105
  • April 4, 2016-Edwards, 105
  • April 18, 2016-Edwards, 105
  • May 2, 2016-Cooper, New York

~ REMINDER ~

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS DUE
FEBRUARY 28

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 senate@brockport.edu.

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

 The Faculty 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."

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 Faculty Senate.

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
  • Graduate Curriculum & Policies
  • Student Policies
  • Undergraduate Curriculum & Policies

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT

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.

 

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