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Shared Governance

Shared Governance refers to the combined and collaborative efforts of the College Council, Faculty Governance, the College Administration, and the Student Association to manage the affairs of the SUNY College at Geneseo.1

The Geneseo College Council has advisory, regulatory, and advocacy roles.2  The Council recommends to the SUNY Board of Trustees candidates for appointment as President of the College.  It reviews and makes recommendations on all major plans of the College President, and it makes regulations governing the conduct and behavior of students.  With the exception of the student member (the President of the Student Association), the ten Council members, including the Chair, are appointed by the New York State Governor.

The College Administration, led by the President of the College, is responsible for all operations of the College, including all non-academic policies and procedures.  The Administration is organized with five major Divisions金牌澳门平台, each led by Vice President: Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration, Student and Campus Life, Enrollment Management, and College Advancement.

The has primary responsibility for the educational program of the College,3 including curriculum, instruction, and research programs.4  Its governance structure is defined by the .The Faculty includes all professional staff, both academic and non-academic, and is led by an elected Presiding Officer and five .  The College President is the Chair of the Faculty6 (as distinct from the Presiding Officer of the Faculty), with final authority for academic policies and programs.

The College Senate is the representative governing body of the Faculty,7金牌澳门平台 through which much of the work of the Faculty proceeds.  As well as academic department senators and at-large faculty senators, the College Senate includes many students and administrators as full members.  The official record of Faculty Governance is the .

The Undergraduate Student Association (SA) is purposed for the advancement and development of undergraduate student life,8 including allocation of funds from the student activity fee to various student-centered services and programs.  Student senators to the College Senate are appointed through SA. The SA governance structure is defined by a Constitution.  SA membership includes all undergraduate students, who are lead by an elected President and an Executive Committee.


Reference Material
  1. 金牌澳门平台 (AAUP Statement)

  2. 金牌澳门平台, section "Powers and Duties"

  3. 金牌澳门平台, section 5; (BoT Policies), Article X §4

  4. , Article VI §3

  5. , Article X §5

  6. , Article X §2

  7. 金牌澳门平台, Article II, Section 3

  8. Student Association Mission and Values


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