College Senate Resolutions

College Senate Resolutions

Resolutions Information

A resolution is a written motion to do, implement, or change something that currently exists or does not yet exist. This can include things like policies, procedures, requests to leadership, etc. that have a broader impact on the campus and require the support of the College Senate. If you would like to see a major change on campus, or if you are interested in suggesting the implementation of a new policy or procedure on campus, please consider filling out a Resolution Proposal form. All proposals will be forwarded to the College Senate Resolutions Committee for review.  In the Spring 2020 semester, the College Senate approved a Local Resolution Development and Approval Process.

Local Resolution Development and Approval Process

  • Local resolution proposals can be developed by the SUNY Delhi campus community, including Student Senate, when they have a shared interest with the SUNY Delhi College Senate, and must include the following information through an online submission form:
    • Provide a title of requested action/change.
    • Explain what you want to do or what you want changed.
    • Provide supportive evidence and resources as to why this change would be valuable and have a positive impact on the campus.
    • Explain specific action you want taken.
    • Explain who (e.g., stakeholders, areas on campus, programs) this change might impact on campus and how.
  • Once a proposal is developed following the criteria above, the committee will notify the proposal’s creator(s) the date that the proposal will be placed on the Senate’s agenda and the proposal's creator(s) will be expected to be present at the meeting to further support the proposal, if necessary.
  • The proposal will be presented to the College Senate by the Resolutions Committee. (The Resolutions Committee is planning to develop standards for professionalism for proposals. Any aggressive, inappropriate, or otherwise questionable proposals will be evaluated by the entire Senate to determine appropriateness of the proposal, at which time the College Senate can approve or disapprove of its progress forward in the process.)
  • The College Senate discusses the proposal and votes on whether or not it will be valuable for the campus, as well as have a positive impact on the campus. This will influence whether or not the proposal should be written as a local resolution for the SUNY Delhi campus.
  • Once approved, the proposal will go to the Resolutions Committee to be written as a formal resolution.
  • The formal resolution draft will be sent to the College Administration and College Senate, who will collaborate and review the resolution, as well as gather/provide feedback from Student Senate, bargaining units, and impacted stakeholders.
  • Feedback from Senate members and the Administration will be provided to the College Senate regarding the resolution. If the Administration does not agree with or approve the resolution, the College Senate can decide on its own action or inaction.
  • The College Senate will then vote on the resolution.
  • If the resolution is:
    • Approved: The Resolutions Committee and Senate Presider will have a meeting with the College Administration to discuss the actions proposed in the resolution.
    • Not approved: The Resolutions Committee reconvenes to discuss feedback/concerns and to decide if the committee recommends pursuing the resolution’s purpose further.
  • If the resolution is approved, the College Administration will send the resolution to campus areas/representatives to carry out the action.
  • College Administration will provide a tentative timeline of the resolution’s action completion and will follow up and report progress/completion of the resolution’s actions to the College Senate.

Resolution Form