Faculty Senate Committee


Committees

Faculty Goverance and Peer Review


The Faculty are directed by the Articles of Governance, which define faculty involvement and participation in governance. The Articles were adopted by the Board of Trustees and Faculty in 1990 and address faculty membership, areas of faculty authority, faculty officers and composition and structure of the Faculty Senate, the composition and structure of the Faculty Committee on Retention, Tenure, and Promotion (peer review), the definition and role of Chairpersons, the role and composition of the Faculty Hearing Committee, provision for the writing of faculty by-laws, and provision for amendments. Faculty participation in governance is encouraged.

Faculty Senate and Senate Committees
Faculty representatives are elected to the Faculty Senate. Article III.C of the Articles of Governance specify the composition of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee is the elected leadership of the Senate and includes a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and several Executive Committee members. Faculty members volunteer to serve on one or more of several Faculty Senate Committees. The following is a list of Senate Committees and their charges:

[Please note: The Faculty Senate committees listed are subject to change. Membership on all committees, except the Academic Affairs Committee, is open to all faculty members]


[members chosen by election within each college, school or library]

Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Receive reports from the duly elected Academic Affairs (Curriculum) Committees of all Units within the University and recommend Senate action on new or restructured programs or courses, including any changes in designated course co- or prerequisite, proposed by the Units.

  • Review and recommend Senate action on any initiatives that seek accreditation and registration for new programs.

  • Review and recommend Senate action on proposals for the creation, merger and/or abolition of programs and academic units, or on other appropriate academic affairs/issues not specifically stipulated above.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.

Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article II) state in part: "Through its designated bodies, the faculty shall determine entrance requirements and the curriculum for each degree offered." Article III states in part: "The Faculty Senate, is the representative governing body of the Faculty and has primary responsibility for: requirements for granting degrees offered by the University" (III.A.2) and "curricula of the University" (III.A.3).]



Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Review and recommend policies and practices regarding student academic performance, including issues related to probationary criteria and practices, student program progress criteria, advisement and or guidance, and remediation practices (including LD support program).

  • Review policies of probation and dismissal, providing written recommendations to the Senate.

  • Review policies related to academic freedom in relation to standards, making recommendations to the Senate.

  • Work with the Office of Academic Services to review University policy on administrative aspects of grading policy.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.
Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article III) state in part: “The Faculty Senate, is the representative governing body of the Faculty and has primary responsibility for: Standards of admission and retention of students” (III.A.1); “Instructional and research standards and policies throughout the University” (III.A.4); and “Standards for those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process, including student discipline” (III.A.6).]



Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Evaluate the status of informational technology in light of the academic needs and freedoms of faculty and academic needs of students.

  • Review plans for the amount and availability of information technology for faculty and students.

  • Develop and recommend a policy for the acquisition of academic software and hardware.

  • Work, through its services subcommittee, to resolve short-term issues relating to academic technology.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.

Faculty Survey on Technology Usage in Fall 2011 
Summary Report (PDF 8MB)

SCAIT Faculty Survey on Hardware Fall 2009
Summary Report (PDF 180KB)

Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article III) state in part: "The Faculty Senate, is the representative governing body of the Faculty and has primary responsibility for: Instructional and research standards and policies throughout the University" (III.A.4).]

SCAIT Meeting Minutes



Charge:
The committee shall:

  • In cooperation with the Director of Admissions, review and recommend on admission policies including standards, recruitment and retention strategies.

  • In cooperation with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Enrollment Management, review performance on student retention and recommend policies regarding retention issues.

  • Work closely with the Director of Admissions and the Office of Enrollment Management to promote and develop full Faculty participation in the recruitment process, including school visitations, receptions, open houses, etc.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.
Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article II.B) state in part: "Through its designated bodies, the faculty shall determine entrance requirements and the curriculum for each degree offered." Article III states in part: "The Faculty Senate, is the representative governing body of the Faculty and has primary responsibility for: "Standards of admission and retention of students" (III.A.1).]



Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Review the mission and goals of the Athletic Program and identify areas where help may be needed to meet these objectives.

  • Review University rules and regulations regarding recruitment, eligibility, role and the function of the Faculty Athletic Representative, as well as that of the University Compliance Committee.

  • Identify and recommend policy on academically, socially and financially related issues and/or problems regarding student athletes.

  • Review and evaluate University compliance with Title IX.

  • Report on the graduation rates of athletes.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.
Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article III) state in part: “The Faculty Senate, is the representative governing body of the Faculty and has primary responsibility for: Standards for those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process, including student discipline” (III.A.6).]



Charge:
The committee shall, as charged in Article III.G.2 of the Articles of Governance:

  • Conduct and supervise all elections involving the Faculty Senate including Senate officers, Executive Committee, and the succeeding Credentials and Election Committee.

  • Conduct and supervise all elections requiring the participation of the total eligible voting faculty.

  • Examine the credentials, rule on the eligibility and recommend the seating of all Senators.

  • Discharge other duties as delegated to it by the Faculty Senate.

Committee Members



Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Review all documents from the Administration concerning budgetary plans and policies.

  • Present interim and final recommendations to the Senate about the implications and/or any necessary alterations of these plans and policies based upon assessment of current programs and Units across the University.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.
Committee Members

[In accordance with the Articles of Governance (Article III. B.2): "The Faculty Senate shall advise on major issues affecting current or projected budget matters."]



Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Work toward increasing sensitivity and awareness, and educating students, faculty, administrators and staff on the Adelphi campus about the needs of individuals with disabilities.

  • Make recommendations to the appropriate individuals or departments concerning issues of accessibility and safety of buildings and accessibility to programs.

  • Review and recommend policies pertaining to Adelphi University and individuals with disabilities.

  • Provide follow-up on recent consultants’ reports as they pertain to members of the Adelphi community with disabilities.

  • Review and report on the availability of various forms of adaptive technology and make recommendations regarding the enhancement of such technologies or the acquisition of new assistive technologies.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.
Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article III) state in part: "The Faculty Senate, is the representative governing body of the Faculty and has primary responsibility for: Standards for those aspects of student life which related to the educational process, including student discipline" (III.A.6).]



Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Work with the Office of Student Affairs to review the Student Judiciary Act and the proposals for modification of the Act.
Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article III) state in part: "The Faculty Senate, is the representative governing body of the Faculty and has primary responsibility for: Standards for those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process, including student discipline" (III.A.6).]



Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Work in cooperation with the Dean of the Libraries, Library Faculty and SCAIT to evaluate the status of library holdings in light of the academic needs of faculty and students.

  • Work in cooperation with the Dean of the Libraries and Library Faculty to develop a long range plan to improve the library and maximize its function as a quality resource for faculty and students.

  • Work to support, strengthen, and monitor the system of library liaison with schools and departments to ensure currency in library acquisitions.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.
Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article III) state in part: "The Faculty Senate, is the representative governing body of the Faculty and has primary responsibility for: Instructional and research standards and policies throughout the University" (III.A.4).]


Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Review the quality of undergraduate and graduate student life at the University and make recommendations to the Senate to improve the quality of student life. The committee shall consult with the Committee on Admissions and Retention concerning the review and recommendations.
  • Advise the Office of Student Affairs on policies and procedures pertinent to all aspects of student life, offering a summary report to the Senate.
  • Oversee the work of the Pre-Medical and Pre-Law Councils.
  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.
Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article III) state in part: "The Faculty Senate, is the representative governing body of the Faculty and has primary responsibility for: Standards for those aspects of student life which related to the educational process, including student discipline" (III.A.6).]


Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Serve as an advocate to maintain the high priority that Adelphi has placed on good teaching.

  • Organize and hold workshops on teaching, the purpose of which is not assessment, but colleagues learning from colleagues.

  • Monitor the academic advisement system.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated by the Senate.
Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article II) state in part: "Through its designated bodies, the faculty shall undertake any other actions necessary to carry out its professional responsibilities" (II.B.4).]


Charge:
The committee shall:

  • Endeavor to welcome and encourage the association and confederation of untenured faculty members into the life of the University by fostering and promoting informal interactions among themselves and with tenured faculty members.

  • Supplement departmental practices in the guidance of untenured full time faculty through their tenure and review process.

  • Conduct regularly scheduled public gatherings to enable untenured faculty members to present their research, scholarly or creative professional work to the Adelphi community in a social setting.

  • Work to promote the development of untenured faculty members by serving as an advocate for awareness of the needs of those faculty members.

  • Report to the Faculty Senate on the retention or departure of untenured faculty.

  • Carry out other activities as delegated to it by the Faculty Senate.
Committee Members

[The Articles of Governance (Article II) state in part: "Through its designated bodies, the faculty shall undertake any other actions necessary to carry out its professional responsibilities" (II.B.4).]

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