College Senate Standing Committees

Academic Issues Committee

The Academic Issues Committee discusses, studies, and makes recommendations to the College Senate concerning academic policy in any area not covered by another College Senate committee. The committee will also periodically review academic policies in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee oversees the annual nomination and selection procedures of both the local SUNY Morrisville Distinguished Faculty Award and the SUNY-wide Chancellor's Awards for Excellence. The committee solicits and evaluates nominations from campus and alumni populations through nomination forms and reviews submission packets for substantive criteria in the following categories: teaching techniques and representative materials, scholarship and professional growth, student services, academic standards and requirements and evaluation of student performance, and a summary of outstanding qualifications and major achievements.  The committee selects award winners based upon the evaluation materials requested, then completes and transmits the submittal materials for the SUNY Awards to the local SUNY Morrisville Provost’s Office.

The Awards Committee looks for new ways to increase award awareness and thus, nominations.  The committee meets 6-8 times each academic year and members are expected to review nomination forms for SUNY Chancellor’s Awards early in the spring semester, and nomination materials for the Distinguished Faculty/Librarian Awards during the spring semester.  In addition, members should be a resource on the awards and their procedure to their school’s faculty.

Faculty/Staff Award Winners

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee discusses, studies, and makes recommendations to the College Senate concerning changes to the curriculum including those involving new courses or programs, changes to how courses meet general education requirements, changes to the levels of courses, changes to the number of credit hours, changes in prerequisites, and any substantial changes to programs or courses that affect the course offerings of other departments.

The Curriculum Committee represents the faculty and student body in reviewing the SUNY Morrisville curricula, including both substantial changes to current courses and programs as well as the addition of new courses and programs.

Educational Technology Committee

The Educational Technology Committee studies and reviews college policies associated with distance education in its various forms, makes recommendations regarding how well information technology and library policies on campus serve teaching and learning, and educates the campus on these policies.

Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee oversees the nomination and election of College Senate officers, representatives, and College Senate standing committee members, and proposes procedures and policies governing those elections.

Norwich Liaison Committee

The Norwich Liaison Committee discusses, studies, and recommends ways of improving interaction between the main campus and the Norwich Campus and makes the College Senate and the Student Government Organization aware of important issues at the Norwich Campus.

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee discusses, studies, and makes recommendations on college policies associated with faculty/staff development and organizes and publishes opportunities for faculty/staff development on campus.

Promotion Committee

The Promotion Committee assures equitable consideration of all faculty (including librarians) for promotion, makes annual promotion recommendations, and develops an interpretation of promotional standards when necessary.

Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the College Senate on matters involved with the betterment of campus life other than those dealing with academics.