Faculty Assembly:

At the college level faculty governance is coordinated by the Faculty Assembly. The Assembly is composed of 50 representatives elected from academic departments, professional staff, administration and the student body.

The Faculty Assembly deliberates about programs, resources, policies, and proposals that are referred to it by its Councils and Committees, as well as many other issues of concern to the campus. The Assembly’s Executive Board, Councils and Committees serve as important avenues of consultation with the administration on a wide variety of matters. Appropriate administrative and professional staff serve as ex officio members of many of the Councils and Committees.

Executive Board:

The Assembly Executive Board coordinates the business of the Assembly; the President and Provost are ex officio members. The Executive Board meets on alternate Mondays, or as needed.

In recent semesters, the Assembly has reviewed numerous new programs and revisions, policies and procedures. Other matters involving the Assembly or its Councils have included the Middle States accreditation review, NYS Education Department re-certification of our Education programs, SUNY Chancellor’s review of President Stanley, comprehensive revision of the Faculty Bylaws, and many other matters.

Faculty Assembly Councils and Committees:

  • Academic Policies Council — Deals with new and revised academic programs, procedures and policies.
  • Personnel Policies Council — Focuses on issues of Trustee and College policies related to promotion, tenure review, merit and other personnel matters.
  • Priorities and Planning Council — Reviews budget, resource and staffing issues as part of the administration’s consultation with faculty and professional staff. The Council also addresses concerns related to long range academic planning.
  • Information Technology Council — Addresses concerns related to the colleges computer and telecommunications systems.
  • Graduate Council — Relates to graduate program concerns.
  • Student Issues and Concerns Council — Serves as a liaison between Academic and Student Affairs and addresses issues related to students.
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Council — Reviews all undergraduate course proposals and advise Faculty Assembly for final approval of these courses. The role of UCC is defined by the Faculty Assembly By-laws. A related duty of UCC members is to provide support to department chairs and curriculum committees in the development or revision of course outlines.
  • General Education Council — The Council shall establish a schedule and methods for the ongoing assessment of General Education offerings.

Faculty Assembly Website:

For more information on the revised Faculty Assembly Bylaws, membership lists, council/committee memberships, agendas and minutes of FA meetings, refer to the left navigation pane.

If you have other questions, feel free to contact Dr. Elizabeth Schmitt, Chair of Faculty Assembly. telephone 312-3455, email