University Faculty Senate 2009 Fall Plenary Meeting Report

University Faculty Senate 2009 Fall Plenary Meeting Report—SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, New York (October 22-24, 2009)

To:                   Julee Miller, Presider, SUNY Delhi College Senate

From:               Terry Hamblin, University Faculty Senator

Subject:            University Faculty Senate 2009 Fall Plenary Meeting Report

Date:                October 25, 2009

Introduction

The 153rd University Faculty Senate Fall Plenary meeting took place on October 23rd and 24th 2009 at the SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, New York.  This was one of the busiest and most productive meetings I have participated in during my tenure as a University Faculty Senator.  Despite the negativity surrounding the budget and the recent $90 million mid-year cuts to SUNY’s operating budget, the UFS passed a number of resolutions and undertook a number of initiatives within each of the standing committees. 

SUNY IT was a wonderful host for our meeting.  The campus is undergoing a building spurt, with the groundbreaking of a new field house taking place on the same day as our plenary meeting.  In addition, a new academic building, a new residence hall, and a new student center are in various stages of construction to support new programs and projected growth.

President’s Report—Dr. Kenneth O’Brien UFS President

Interim Provost Dr. David Lavallee’s Report

 SUNY Finance Report—Interim Vice Chancellor Phillip Wood

 Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher’s Report

 University Center Sector

 Medical Centers

 Technology Sector

 Comprehensive Colleges

 UFS Resolutions

The University Faculty Senate passed the following resolutions during the Fall Plenary Meeting:

 SUNY Cobleskill will host the next University Faculty Senate Winter Plenary Meeting on January 28th –30th, 2010.

Contact Info
Jared Yando, Presider
yandojj@delhi.edu

Last Updated: 11/23/09