Senate Bill No. 0304-15

UNIVERSITY SENATE

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Introduced by: Governance Subcommittee

Date: March 1, 2004

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE UNIVERSITY SENATE


IT IS HEREBY PROPOSED THAT THE FOLLOWING BE ADOPTED:


1. That the Chair of the Senate shall receive from the Office of the President release time equivalent to one course per semester.

2. That this shall become effective Fall 2004.

3. That this policy shall be forwarded to the Interim President for approval.

Rationale:

The bylaws committee and the governance subcommittee strongly recommend that a teaching release be provided to the University Senate Chair in consideration of:

· the benefit to the university community provided by active senate leadership
· the substantial time commitment
· the need for flexible scheduling availability
· the multi-year sequence of offices
· common practice at peer institutions

This release would only be for the year served as Chair, not as Vice Chair or Immediate Past Chair.