2011-2012 Committee Preference Survey
First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Second Summer Session begins
Monday, June 17, noon - noon
Men's Soccer Classic - Alfred vs. Morrisville
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Aug 30, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Men's Soccer Classic - Oswego State vs. Houghton
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Aug 30, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
Thank you for taking a moment to indicate your preferences for standing committee assignments for the 2011-2012 academic year. A complete list of committees with descriptions is posted below the form. Please indicate up to three committees on which you would like to serve in the next academic year (assignments for 2010-2011 have been published on the Standing Committees of the College website (see link below). Be sure to indicate your name, department/office/unit and email address, then press the submit button after you have checked your preferences. IMPORTANT! Your preferences will not save if you do not press the submit button. Your preferences will be echoed back to you as a confirmation when you press the submit button.
Every effort will be made to assign you to the committees you choose. Some standing committees have specific membership eligibility and/or election requirements as noted in the descriptions below. In such cases, names of individuals indicating interest in serving will be forwarded to those committees' chairs for their followup. Please note: memberships do not automatically roll over year to year. You must reaffirm your interest via this form even if you are a long-time member of a particular committee or committees.
This survey will be available through Friday, May 13, 2011. Committee rosters for the 2011-2012 academic year will be distributed by email to all faculty and staff and will be posted to the Standing Committees of the University website in early May.
Thank you for your willingness to serve. Standing committees contribute significantly to the important work of the University.
Standing Committee descriptions:
Art Exhibition Advisory Council
Advisory to the Director of the Art Gallery - works with the Director in establishing program and funding goals; reviews exhibition proposals for the purpose of developing the overall exhibition program; serves as liaison between the campus community and the gallery. The council will interface directly and collaborate with the Student Exhibition Committee to plan the exhibition schedules and associated programming connected with Tyler Art Gallery. The council takes into consideration the aesthetic significance of proposed exhibitions, as well as their appropriateness and significance for the college community at large. Membership: representation should reflect the diverse interests of the college in order to ensure the gallery program is relevant to as many departments as possible. The ideal number of members is between twelve and fifteen.
Arts Programming Board
The Arts Programming Board was formed to perform the following functions: to provide leadership and funding for specific projects that will contribute to the development of an aesthetic sensitivity and critical awareness among our students, campus, and larger community; to review budget requests, summary reports, and approve the annual budgets; to establish long-range planning and review organizational policies; through SUCO Foundation, to develop and implement strategies for raising funds to support the organization's operations and programs; to develop more concrete relations and programming initiatives with the appropriate committees of the Student Association and Auxiliary Services; to consider audience development through enhancement of faculty support of the arts on campus; and to provide students with a better awareness and understanding of cultural programs offered through ARTSwego. Membership: arts programming coordinator, provost appointment, Vice President of finance and budget, Director of Student Activities or designee, four faculty (two one-year terms and two two-year terms) with at least two from Music, Theatre, Art, or Writing Arts, and four students.
Campus Environmental Advisory Council
Advisory to appropriate administrative officers. The Campus Environmental Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the President on issues affecting campus landscaping and other exterior environment issues. Its purview is limited to the outside of campus buildings. Membership: key players include Maintenance, Biological Field Station, Conference Services, Alumni, Public Safety, and Housing. The council also encourages the participation of faculty, emeriti faculty, community representatives, and non-traditional students.
Chemical Hygiene Committee
Advisory to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety - makes recommendations concerning the utilization, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The Chemical Hygiene Committee oversees and monitors the effectiveness of the chemical hygiene plan and revises and updates it on an as needed basis. The committee functions in an advisory role; its authority does not conflict with or supersede current institutional policies. Membership: representation consists of members of departments whose work may involve the use of potentially hazardous substances. Nine members are appropriate for the committee to do its work.
Civic Engagement Coalition
The Civic Engagement Coalition works with the Civic Engagement Coordinator to promote democratic practice and values among students, faculty, and staff; to create and coordinate purposeful experiences within and beyond the classroom; and to develop knowledge, skills, motivation, and practice necessary for becoming responsible, engaged citizens in a pluralistic, democratic society. The coalition is composed of students, faculty, and staff who are interested in furthering the mission of the committee and is chaired by the Civic Engagement Coordinator. While all interested members of the college community are encouraged to serve on the CEC, the following areas should be represented:
- The four academic schools / colleges and Penfield Library
- Student Association Office of Civic Engagement
- The Center for Community Service and Service Learning
- Residence Life and Housing
- Offices directly engaged in linking the college with the wider Oswego community, such as The Offices of Experience Based Education, Business and Community Relations, and Extended Learning.
- The Associate Provost, Chair of Faculty Assembly, and Dean for Student Affairs serve ex officio.
The committee will meet once monthly during the academic year to report on and make recommendations about curricular and co-curricular civic engagement activity.
Climate Academic Steering Committee
This committee is charged with becoming a model for other colleges looking to adopt sustainable practices and a corresponding curriculum. It assesses the degree to which sustainability is embedded in the curriculum; advocates for greater attention in the curriculum and co-curriculum on all aspects of sustainability and global warming. It makes recommendations to appropriate programs and faculty committees for curriculum development. It works with the Civic Engagement Coalition; Student Affairs; Student Association; SAPB; CELT, and other units.
College Hour Committee
This committee oversees planning and assessment of College Hour events each semester. Membership is composed of three undergraduate representatives of the Student Association, three faculty and professional staff in Academic Affairs, and three professional staff from Student Affairs.
Committee on Academic Quality
This committee works with and advises the Provost and the campus on issues of Academic Quality. While it is assumed that all our programs strive for high academic quality, this committee will encourage dialogue across programs and make recommendations to the campus related to ensuring a challenging and engaging academic community. Membership on the committee ideally will include representatives from the divisions in A&S, Business, Education, Graduate Studies, Continuing Education, and the Library as well as from General Education, Honors, First Year Experience, COLT, SCAC, Student Affairs, and at least two students. Deans and the Chair of Faculty Assembly will serve ex-officio. Terms on the committee will be three years, but this first year members will "draw straws" for one-, two-, or three-year terms. Members will be eligible for two three-year terms on the committee.
Committee on Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
The Committee is advisory to the College President. Reviews and recommends policy and strategies for addressing alcohol and other drug use as it negatively impacts the academic and residential climate of the College. Opportunities for developing data collection and analysis, prevention education initiatives and student success media campaigns are prominent components of the Committee's deliberations.
Committee on Committees
Standing committee - the Committee on Committees is responsible for oversight of all standing committees and councils. This includes making recommendations on committee membership, review of committee missions, and issues of reward and recognition for committee service. Membership: the committee works well with a broad representation of faculty and staff. Maximum number of members for efficient work is twelve.
Committee on Intellectual Integrity
This committee addresses issues related to academic integrity including plagiarism and cheating. Faculty and staff interested in joining this committee may do so by participating in the annual canvass for preferences to serve on standing committees. This committee maintains a Committee an Intellectual Integrity website that includes postings of meeting minutes and other information. This committee normally meets on Wednesdays from 8-9:30AM.
Committee on Learning and Teaching
Standing committee whose purpose is to further excellence in learning and teaching on the campus. It works closely with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) in an advisory capacity. It is also responsible for the review and recommendation to the provost of Curriculum Innovation Grants (CIG) awards, the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-time Faculty. Membership is open to all members of the campus community. This committee meets on Tuesday mornings.
Education Abroad (formerly Study Abroad) Committee
This committee works to promote student participation in study abroad and exchange programs through, for example, making recommendations about requirements, expectations, and opportunities that would encourage students to take advantage of such programs. Members will achieve this by working with your own departments, and related programs to build study abroad as an option that does not slow student progress toward graduation, and recommending policies and practices to encourage more Oswego students to study abroad.
Employee Assistance Program
Committee is composed of an EAP labor/management committee and at least one EAP Coordinator trained to provide confidential employee assistance services. The EAP Committee encourages wellness by providing outreach, community resource information, health education, and wellness programs. Meets monthly and sponsors programming throughout the year. Brown-bag lunches discuss topics such as identity theft, stress, gardening, and health issues. Other programs such as smoking cessation workshops are offered. Each recognized labor union may be represented on the EAP Committee. The President appoints management delegates to the committee to equal the number of delegates appointed by the unions. The usual term of membership is two years.
Human Subjects Committee
The faculty, staff, and students of Oswego State University are obligated to comply with Federal Department of Health and Human Services regulations for the protection of human participants in research. Any member of the campus community participating in a research project --including but not limited to laboratory experiments, field studies, and interviews -- is entitled to be free from possible injury and/or psychological harm and to maintain his/her personal privacy. The committee was formed to ensure that these guidelines are followed, therefore protecting human research participants used by researchers on our campus. Membership: the HSC comprises members from diverse backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of research activities covered by this assurance, who have the professional competence necessary to review the specific research activities assigned to it. The optimal number of members is eight.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
The mission of this committee is to guide and assist Oswego State University in caring for and using animals in ways judged to be scientifically, technically, and humanely appropriate. The IACUC is additionally charged with oversight of animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific principles. Membership: the committee consists of seven members. Assignment of membership is done in accordance with the recommendations of the Guide for the Care and Representation of Animal Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
Intercollegiate Athletic Board
Advisory to the College President - the IAB is formed to monitor, review, and recommend policy for the intercollegiate athletics programs. It is responsible for reviewing and formulating recommendations to the campus president concerning the intercollegiate athletics budget. Membership is assembled according to IAB bylaws. The IAB representative body conforms to the policies of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The voting membership is assigned to faculty, administrators, and students, and requires that no less than one third of the voting membership be students and that a majority of the voting membership is faculty and administrators. This group meets several times a semester.
International Student Committee
This committee works to strategize about new ways to increase international student recruitment and enhance retention through, for example, considering ways of improving interactions between international and domestic students, and recommending other ways to enhance the numbers of and experience of international students on the Oswego campus.
Internationalizing the Curriculum Committee
This committee works with departments and programs to identify ways in the curriculum to develop student knowledge and skills related to participation in a global society through, for example, articulating learning outcomes related to the knowledge and skills for intercultural literacy that we could expect of SUNY Oswego graduates, and recommending a range of curricular approaches for preparing students for global communities.
Learning Support Services Advisory Council
Advisory to the Director of Learning Support Services - the purpose of this council is to consult with and provide advice to the director and staff of the Office of Learning and Support Services, to serve as liaison between OLS and the college community, and to make recommendations where appropriate to the director, the college administration, or the Faculty Assembly on matters relating to OLS. Membership: membership of ten to twelve members is best, with balanced representation from the three academic divisions, the student services division, professional staff, and students.
New Faculty Orientation Committee
The mission of this committee is to provide new faculty with information and social support necessary for them to make a successful transition to the campus. The main task of the committee is to create a welcoming environment by planning, coordinating, and implementing the new faculty orientation program prior to the beginning of classes. The committee provides ongoing opportunities for professional growth and development through the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Finally, by surveying the needs of new faculty, the committee strives to remain responsive to the changing needs of new faculty as they arise. Membership: there should be representation from each school, the Office of Human Resources, new faculty from the preceding year, and other interested parties.
Oswego Reading Initiative (ORI)
Committee is charged with the selection of the summer reading book and related publicity, the development of auxiliary materials to support the initiative, and the development of supportive campus-wide programming. This committee needs broad representation from the campus, as there is a great deal of reading and discussion on the best choice of book and use of that selection across campus. This committee meets approximately three times in the summer and during the academic year. Membership is open to the entire campus community. In addition, there is representation from the general Oswego community.
Personal Safety Committee
Advisory to the college president or designee on issues of personal safety. Focus is on education and prevention strategies, opportunity reduction and victim assistance. The committee reviews data and policies and safety concerns for the campus. Initiatives are recommended that increase personal awareness and safety on campus. Membership includes University Police, Judicial Affairs, Health Center, and Facilities and must maintain a minimum of six (6) persons, at least half of whom are female, one-third from students, one-third from the faculty and one-third selected by the President. The chairperson is the Assistant Dean of Students for Judicial Affairs.
Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee
The purpose of this committee is to promote and encourage scholarly and creative activity by enhancing the climate, resources, opportunity, and recognition for faculty, staff, and students conducting scholarly and creative activities; assist the Director of Research and Administration and act as an advisory committee for that office; advise the president and provost in matters relating to scholarly and creative activity and assist them with recognizing and supporting scholarly and creative activity and grant development by faculty, staff, and students. Membership: as there are many types of scholarly and creative activities expressive of different areas of study, the committee should have a large and diverse membership. This group meets once a month on Wednesday mornings.
Services to Non-traditional Students Committee
This group was originally formed in 1985 to address the needs and concerns of adult students. Today it works toward publicizing and providing access to resources, researches the needs of all non-traditional students, and acting as a liaison between these students and the college administration. Membership: a committee of ten to twelve is optimal, with representation from Continuing Education, Penfield Library, Student Accounts, Registrar, Student Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, faculty from at least two of the three academic units, Instructional Technologies, and non-traditional students.
Services to Students with Disabilities Committee
Advisory to appropriate administrative officers - the mission of this committee is to promote and support conditions and practices that ensure students with disabilities are integral members of our campus community. Disability is one of many forms of diversity. This committee meets on the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
Transfer Advisory Committee
Advisory to the college president - provides a forum for discussing issues pertinent to the transfer population; provides an opportunity to share new initiatives that are on-going in order to increase awareness of campus efforts; identifies directions the campus should be moving in to ensure student success in transition. Membership: presently there is broad campus representation. Because of its large membership, the committee works through a number of subcommittees. This group meets once a month during October, November, December, February, March, and April.
Visiting Scholars Committee
This committee works to help invite and host international scholars on our campus through, for example, helping with recruitment efforts to bring Fulbright scholars and other scholars from other nations and/or helping connect visitors with faculty and students.
For assistance, contact Michael Ameigh, Assistant Provost for Budget and Operations