Senate

Committees & Subcommittees

Senate Executive Committee
Chair: William Caniano
Email | Tel: 516-463-5963
Assigns or refers business of the University Senate to appropriate committees, makes recommendations to the Senate, keep informed of and expedite the progress of committee work, recommend the creation, abolition, or alteration of the jurisdiction of committees of the Senate and nominate members of the Senate and maintain liaison with all appropriate deliberating and policymaking bodies of the University and serve as a continuous source of information relevant to Senate committees

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Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee
Chair: Jessica Santangelo
Email | Tel: 516-463-5517

Concerned with course proliferation, liberal arts requirements, relationship of curricular matters to budget, staff, and Library. Oversees Academic Review Committee.

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Academic Review Committee
Chair: Elfreda Blue
Email | Tel: 516- 463-6974

Maintains academic standards in grading, probation, retention, and graduation.

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Graduate Academic Affairs Committee
Chair: Christopher Eliot
Email | Tel: 516-463-4516
Policies and programs governing graduate study. Maintains academic standards by examining current and proposed programs.

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Planning & Budget Committee
Chair: Kathleen Wallace
Email | Tel: 516-463-5613
Represents the Senate in budgetary planning. Participates in planning for University development; recommends policy on student aid, etc. Oversees Library, Academic Computing, and Environmental Priorities committees.

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Committee on the Library
Chair: Francesca Cassio
Email | Tel: 516-463-5533

Reviews and makes recommendations on Library budgetary matters.

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Committee on Environmental Priorities
Chair: Kristopher Lotier
Email | Tel: 516-463-6282
Affirm and support the university's commitment to protect, preserve and enhance the environment within and around the campus through sound and sustainable ecological practices; bring environmental perspectives into consideration of issues, etc.

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Faculty Affairs Committee
Chair: Patricia Welch
Email | Tel: (516) 463- 6453

Recommends policy for definition of the responsibilities and privileges of the faculty, problems of academic freedom and tenure.

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Student Affairs Committee
Chair: Adallis Pantry
Email
Recommends policies governing operation of the Dean of Students Office and makes policy recommendations to the University regarding student-related activities and services.

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Special Committee on Recruitment, Elections and Nominations (SCREAN)
Chair: Sabrina Sobel
Email | Tel: 516-463-5544
Conducts elections for various constituents of the University, including solicitations of nominations, preparation, distribution, and tabulation of ballots.

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Special Committee on Grievances

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Special Committee on Athletic Policy
Chair: Jayne Ellinger
Email | Tel: (516) 463-6952

Recommends basic policies concerning inter-college athletics, advises the President directly concerning the policies, regulations and procedures governing intercollegiate athletics.

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Special Committee on the Academic Calendar
Chair: Evan Koegl
Email | Tel: 516-463-4238
Prepares and reviews academic calendar. Submits proposed calendar to appropriate parties for final approval.

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Special Committee on Environmental Health and Safety
Chair: Javier Izquierdo
Email | Tel: 516-463-4784
Reviews and monitors the effectiveness of Hofstra's Chemical Hygiene Plan and recommends revisions and updates as necessary.  Proposes policies for best practices in generation, handling, storage, and disposal of potentially hazardous and non-hazardous materials

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Special Committee on Education and Research Technology
Chair: Joseph Bartolotta
Email

Reviews and makes recommendations on policy and planning needs in relation to the academic use of computers.

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University Senate Office
Caroline Schreiner
Email | Tel: 516-463-5419