Resolution 0304-03R

For discussion at the November 3, 2003, Senate meeting
Submitted by Professor Michael Range

Whereas the Policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York (Article IX, Title A, Sect. 1.a) include specific requirements of consultation with a presidential search committee in the appointment process of a chief administrative officer, and

Whereas said policies state that "reflecting the significance of the role that faculty are expected to play in academic governance, the faculty should predominate among the non-council constituencies on the search committee," where faculty means academic teaching faculty, and

Whereas the Chair-Elect of the Senate is the duly elected representative of the faculty on the University Council of the University at Albany,

The Senate of the University at Albany hereby resolves:

1. To confirm that the Chair-Elect of the Senate of the University at Albany, as the faculty representative on the University Council, enjoys the full confidence and support of the Senate;

2. To request that the University Council include the duly elected faculty representative as a member of the search committee to be formed for the purpose of finding a new chief administrative officer for the University at Albany;

3. To request that the University Council appoint additional teaching faculty to the presidential search committee in a number at least consistent with the policies of the Board of Trustees, so as to ensure the strongest possible faculty participation in the search process;

4. To request that said faculty committee members be selected in consultation with the Senate of the University at Albany, with the Chair-Elect or his or her designee to serve as liaison between the University Council and the Senate;

5. To request the search committee to reveal publicly in a timely manner the names of the finalists; and

6. To direct the Chair of the Senate to transmit this resolution to George M. Philip, Esq., Chair of the University Council, and to SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King.

The Resolution passed with a unanimous vote.