Senate Standing Committees
The Executive Committee of the Fredonia University Senate
The Executive Committee of the Senate consists of the Chair of the Senate, the Vice Chair, the Faculty Secretary, the Governance Officer and the SUNY University Senator. It sets the agenda for the meetings of the Senate and acts on behalf of the Senate when the Senate is not in session. It meets prior to each Senate meeting with the campus President.
Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for policy development and oversight of all academic matters on campus such as curricula and the establishment and scrutiny of procedures for course and program changes. It recommends programs, program changes, and policies and policy changes to the University Senate. The Academic Affairs Committee serves as the Senate's liaison to the administration on Academic matters. The committee also serves as an advisory board for the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who shall be informed of all forthcoming agenda items.
Faculty and Professional Affairs Committee
The Faculty and Professional Affairs Committee is responsible for recommending policy on all matters on campus relating to the welfare of the faculty and professional staff except for those matters which contractually are the responsibility of the union representing the faculty and professional staff. This committee also serves as an advisory board for the President of the University.
General Education Committee
The Committee is responsible for the integrity of the General Education Program and its implementation. The Committee shall receive, consider and approve courses proposed for inclusion in the College Core Curriculum. The Committee shall also be responsible for recommending to the University Senate any changes to the requirements of the College Core Curriculum. Further, the Committee shall engage in and actively share in assessment of the General Education Program.
The Graduate Council is charged to act as an advisory body to the Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies responsible for overseeing program quality and support Master's degree programs that provide a sound education for graduate students, lead to advanced qualification in the professions and disciplines, and generate new knowledge through the research and publication of its faculty and students. The Council's primary functions are to approve graduate course additions and deletions, to develop standards for admission, to oversee matriculation and graduation standards, and to recommend new and/or revised graduate programs and policies to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University Senate.Current Chair: Jeanette McVicker (673-3861)
Planning & Budget Advisory Committee
The Committee shall act as an advisory committee to the President upon matters relating to the long-range plans and budget of the University. The Committee shall assist the President or his/her designees in preparing the annual University budget and shall be consulted regarding all major resource decisions. The Committee shall initiate and develop goals and long-range plans for the University, as embodied in the University Mission and Vision Statements. These shall be submitted to the University Senate for consideration. Confidential matters shall be excluded from the minutes of the Committee.Current Co-Chairs: John Staples (673-4665) and Joy Bilharz (673-4613)
Student Affairs Committee
The Committee shall act as an advisory committee to the Vice President for Student Affairs upon matters related to Student Affairs, student governance, campus life and student welfare. In many cases, the Committee recommendations can be considered and addressed administratively by the Student Affairs Division. More formal Committee recommendations may be advanced to University Senate or to the President of the University by the Committee Chairperson or the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Current Chair: David Herman (673-3271)