The Committee of Committees shall be elected from among the members of the College Senate. The Committee shall be comprised of seven members, including a minimum of two students, elected after nomination from the floor. Tie votes shall be resolved by the Chairperson of the College Senate. The Committee shall meet immediately after the Senate meeting in which the members were elected toelect a Chairperson. Each year the Committee shall recommend to the College Senate individuals to fill vacancies on the Committees in accordance with the guidelines specified in this document or the bylaws. The Committee shall have responsibility for nominating members of Ad Hoc or Special Committees as they may be created by the Senate.
In accordance with the rules and regulations of the New York State Education Department and the City University of New York, the Curriculum Committee sets policies for LaGuardia with regard to curriculum formation and implementation. The committee is a subcommittee of the College Senate. Its constituency represents each academic department as well as Adult & Continuing Education (ACE) and Enrollment Management & Student Development (EMSD). Learn more: https://laguardia.edu/cwc
The Academic Standing Committee of the LaGuardia Community College Senate recommends regulations and policies to the Senate concerning academic standing, matriculation processes, degree requirements and grading systems. The Academic Standing Committee serves as the coordinating committee for all academic appeals. In addition, the committee assumes responsibility for reviewing and making recommendations to the Senate on the College’s Academic Calendar. Academic Standing Committee membership consists of elected representatives and alternates from each of the academic departments. Membership additionally includes a representative of the Division of Adult and Continuing Education, the President of the Student Government Association or his/her designee as well as the Registrar, Director of Admissions and a designee of the Vice President for Academic Affairs as ex-officio committee members. Learn more: https://laguardia.edu/asc/.
The Committee on Professional Development is responsible for developing programs which promote the professional growth and development of all faculty and staff members at the College. The Committee, in consultation with The Committee on Evaluation of Program Effectiveness, develops and periodically reviews instrument and procedures to provide evaluative data on instructional effectiveness and on performance of non-instructional and administrative services. Learn more: http://www.laguardia.edu/Professional-Development.
The College Senate hereby creates a The Committee of Staff with the responsibilities and membership as specified below.
The Committee shall formulate policy proposals, continually review existing policies, and make recommendations with respect to master and long-range planning of the physical facilities and ongoing operation of the physical facilities. The Committee shall also recommend and review policy pertaining to student recruitment, admissions procedures, health and public safety, standards of behavior, ceremonies, athletics, and other related auxiliary services and activities not under the charge of other Senate Committees. The Committee should be composed of members recommended by the Committee on Committees. There should be at least one student member on this Committee. The Vice Presidents of Administration, Academic Affairs, and Enrollment Management and Student Development, or their designers, shall also serve on this Committee.
The Committee on Elections shall recommend to the Senate procedures for all Senate-related elections held in the College and shall supervise those elections. Should the need arise, the Committee shall receive and hear grievances relating to elections, and shall make appropriate recommendations to the Executive Committee. The Committee should be composed of members recommended by the Committee on Committees. There shall be at least one student member of this Committee who is not a candidate for membership on the Senate.
The Committee of Faculty shall be comprised of all Faculty Senators. Alternate Faculty Senators may serve ex officio without vote, except when serving in place of an absent or non-faculty Senator representing an academic department, at which time the alternate will have voting rights. The voting members of the Committee shall elect its Chair. As need arises, the Committee of Faculty shall consider, discuss and propose action on matters within the purview of the faculty, including but not limited to those indicated in the bylaws of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, and shall bring such matters and proposals to the Senate for appropriate action.
The Committee shall designate a standing Sub-Committee on Academic Freedom, comprised of no fewer than four of its members.
The Committee of Students shall act as a liaison between the Senate and all other student organizations including, but not limited to, the Student Advisory Council and the Student Government Association, and address and make recommendations to the Senate on all issues of student life and welfare brought to its attention, including but not limited to the following:
The LaGuardia Committee on Food Insecurity, Justice, and Community Need is dedicated to the principles and actions of food justice. Its goals are to contribute to the reduction of food insecurity and other unmet needs—such as housing, toiletries, household cleaning products, clothing, and baby care items—among LaGuardia’s wide community of students, staff, faculty, and neighborhoods, and to form partnerships that sustain community members so that they may learn, work, and serve with resilience and self-pride. We commit to practices that raise awareness of the diverse manifestations of food inequity, in particular the ways food insecurity deprives individuals and communities of the human right to healthy food, stigmatizes food pantry recipients, and disproportionately affects the well-being of lives endangered by racial, ethnic, and economic injustice. To realize its goals, the Committee seeks to collaborate with:
To support the above efforts, the committee will make available data on food and other assistance sought by LaGuardia students, staff, faculty, and community members. Food Insecurity, Justice, and Community Need Committee Members (Fall 2020-Spring 2021): Nicolle Fernandes (HS), Rebekah Johnson (ELA), Co-Chair Alexandra Rojas (Library) Alice Baldwin-Jones (Social Science) Andrew McFarland (Humanities) Elizabeth Streich (Marketing & Communications) Maritza Pritsos (Adult Basic Skills) Michele Piso Manoukian (CTL) Nancy Santangelo (Student Information Center) Rhonda Mouton (LaGuardia CARES) Seurette Bazelais (Humanities) Carlos Freire (Marketing & Communications) Madelyn Nieves (ASAP) Liana Brower (ASAP) Ryan Mann-Hamilton (Social Science)
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