152nd Plenary Meeting University at Buffalo - April 30-May 2, 2009
University Faculty Senate
The Operations Committee hereby recommends that the following resolution be transmitted to the Executive Committee for placement on the agenda of the Winter Plenary. In accordance with Article XIII, Section A of the Bylaws, proposed amendments must be submitted to the Executive Committee at least one month in advance of a regular meeting of the Senate. Since it is now less than one month before the Fall Plenary, this resolution must be placed on the agenda for the Winter Plenary. Article XIII, Section A further provides that the Executive Committee shall place the matter before the full body with a recommendation, and the amendment shall be voted on at the meeting following the one in which it was introduced, with adoption requiring a two¬thirds affirmative vote. Accordingly, a vote on this resolution will take place at the Spring Plenary.
Resolution to Amend Article VIII, Section B of the Bylaws and to insure an orderly implementation of that change:
Whereas the Senator from Farmingdale State College has requested, on behalf of the Farmingdale campus, that, for the purposes of the organization of the University Faculty Senate, that Farmingdale be moved from Group 4, Specialized and Statutory Colleges to Group 3, Colleges of Technology/Agriculture, and
Whereas the University Faculty Senate has, on prior occasions, honored the requests of campuses to group them with sister campuses with which their missions and issues are most comparable;
Now therefore be it resolved that the Bylaws of the University Faculty Senate be amended as follows, effective July 1, 2009;
Article XIII, Section B, Group 3 be amended to add as the fifth entry in the list of campuses
Be it further resolved that for the purpose of group caucuses to recommend membership on the Executive Committee for the 2009-¬10 academic ear that the Senator from Farmingdale shall caucus with the Group 3 Senators at the Spring 2009 Plenary.
University Faculty Senate
Whereas ethical conduct and values are essential to a healthy academic community and learning environment, and
Whereas the SUNY University Faculty Senate wishes to continue its leadership in addressing ethical issues of curriculum, academic honesty, research, scholarship and creative activity, institutional policies and practices, communication, emerging technologies, resource utilization, conflicts of interest, environmental stewardship, personnel and admissions practices, and
Whereas the SUNY University Faculty Senate seeks to serve the University by studying and making recommendations on a regular and continuous basis regarding behavior, ethical conduct and institutional integrity as they relate to faculty, students, administrators and other personnel in SUNY and higher education, and
Whereas the Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Behavior, Ethical Conduct and Institutional Integrity has begun projects for the future such as a University Faculty Senate Ethics Institute that require planning and implementation that will occur continuously throughout several years, and
Whereas University Faculty Senators and Campus Governance Leaders have indicated interest in an ongoing study of ethics as they pertain to SUNY,
Therefore be it resolved that the Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Behavior, Ethical Conduct and Institutional Integrity be made a Standing Committee of the University Faculty Senate, and that this committee be named the University Faculty Senate Ethics Committee.