Councils and Committees

Much of the routine business of the Senate occurs within its Councils. Councils may gather and disseminate information, act on matters for which authority has been delegated from the Senate, and recommend action in the form of Bills brought to the Senate. The composition of the councils, eligibility to chair, and council terms all must be consistent with Article II Section 6 of the Faculty Bylaws.

  1. The Executive Committee (SEC) 
  2. Council on Academic Assessment (CAA)   
  3. Committee on Academic Freedom, Freedom of Expression, and Community Responsibility (CAFFECOR) 
  4. Committee on Ethics in Research and Scholarship (CERS)
  5. Council on Research (COR)
  6. Council on Promotions and Continuing Appointments (CPCA)
  7. Graduate Academic Council (GAC)
  8. Governance Council (GOV)
  9. Libraries, Information Systems and Computing (LISC)
  10. Undergraduate Academic Council (UAC)
  11. University Life Council (ULC)
  12. University Planning and Policy Council (UPPC)

Questions regarding membership should be directed to

Christian Poehlmann, Chair
Governance Council’s Committee on Liaison and Elections
cpoehlmann@albany.edu