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The University Faculty Senate of the City University of New York

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Sapientia est Potestas

    General Information Site for Faculty of CUNY

 

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The Board recognizes the historic tradition which vests both the privileges and responsibilities of academic governance in the faculty of a college. The faculty, as the body chiefly responsible for the educational mission as  well as for academic standards, is that part upon which the health of the whole institution depends. In this role, the faculty has a long tradition of collegiality, in which its various educational responsibilities are freely shared among its members.---CUNY Policy Statement on Academic Peresonnel Practice 9-22-75

We invite all Faculty of this University to make use of the information we have placed here.  We hope that it provides an introduction to the role of a member of the faculty and to its incumbent rights and responsibilities.  We also provide information on the benefits and supports available for faculty. Among them, and perhaps most important, is that of Academic Freedom that supports and protects faculty as they fulfill responsibilities in making academic judgments expressed  and effectuated through participation in shared governance at all levels within the university.  The University Faculty Senate exists as a prominent exemplar of the role of faculty in the life of an institution of higher education. There are state legislation, Board of Trustees bylaws and local governance plans that make explicit the important, essential and extensive nature of that role. We offer this information in support of faculty learning of their prerogatives and rights and their enjoying and fulfilling their vital role in the life and growth of this University.

IDENTITY, RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES

CUNY BOARD of TRUSTEES BY LAWS

Members of the Faculty: the Collegium

BYLAWS of the BOARD of TRUSTEES

Professional Responsibilities ARTICLE VI - INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
         As Member of a Faculty as an Educator ARTICLE VIII - ORGANIZATION AND DUTIES OF THE FACULTY  
         As Member of an Academic Discipline ARTICLE IX - ORGANIZATION AND DUTIES OF FACULTY DEPARTMENTS
CUNY Faculty and Staff Data Reports from the Office of Human Resources Management ARTICLE XI - DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF 
Rights of the Faculty ARTICLE V- FACULTY AND STAFF
UFS Academic Freedom Resource Site ARTICLE VII - ACADEMIC DUE PROCESS
AAUP ARTICLE XI -DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR APPOINTMENTS (PSC CUNY Agreement Article 23)

FACULTY ACADEMIC INTEGRITY and ETHICS

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

Professional Integrity - Academic Integrity

University Faculty Senate

Ethics and CUNY  
Financial Disclosure Statement

Charter of the University Faculty Senate

 FACULTY RESEARCH and SUPPORT for RESEARCH

CUNY Board Session on Polishook vs. CUNY
Research Reassigned Time Council of Faculty Governance Leaders
Teaching Loads and Overloads CUNY ACADEMY for the Humanities and Sciences
Support for Travel CUNY BA Program
Support for Research Final UFS Report on Academic Integrity (cheating, plagiarism, etc.)
Fellowship Leave Forms UFS Academic Freedom Document
Academic Affairs - Research

DISCIPLINE COUNCILS

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Information on Discipline Councils
Human Subjects Research Discipline Councils Listings
Research Misconduct Policy GOVERNANCE
CUNY Research Foundation

CUNY MANUAL of GENERAL POLICY

Statement of Policy on Multiple Positions Governance of the University -CUNY Manual of Policy 2.8

CUNY POLICIES

Faculty and Staff Policies
Policy 4.1 COMPUTER RESOURCES USE - Go to Text Local Governance and Governance Plans
Policy 4.5 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS - Go to Text Local Governance Bodies and their Bylaws
Policy 4.6 SMOKING BAN - Go to Text Local Faculty Bylaws
Policy 5.4 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - Go to Text Local Faculty Governance Leaders
Policy 5.13 LIBRARY USE BY MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY - Go to Text Freedom of Information (FOIL)  Rights and CUNY Process
Policy 5.14 MULTIPLE POSITIONS - Go to Text

 APPOINTMENTS-VETTING ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Policy 5.20 STUDENT COMPLAINTS ABOUT FACULTY CONDUCT IN ACADEMIC SETTINGS - Go to Text Vetting the Credentials of Candidates for Faculty Appointments
Policy 6.1 CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Go to Text

REAPPOINTMENT, TENURE and PROMOTION

Policy 6.2 DISCRIMINATION - Go to Text Guide to Appointment, Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion in CUNY
Policy 6.3 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Go to Text Training & Development for CUNY Employees
Policy 6.4 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW COMPLIANCE - Go to Text Personnel Review: BOT Bylaws -Appointments, Tenure and Promotions
Policy 6.5 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - Go to Text BHE Statement on Academic Personnel Practice  January 1, 1976

PoPolicy 6.6 MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC ORDER - Go to Text

The Max Kahn Memorandum - Personnel Review Criteria and Process
Policy 6.7 RECORDS RETENTION AND DISPOSITION - Go to Text AAUP On Collegiality as a Criterion for Faculty Evaluation
Policy 6.8 SEXUAL HARASSMENT - Go to Text AAUP Statement on Procedural Standards in the Renewal or Nonrenewal of Faculty Appointments
Policy 6.9 WORKPLACE VIOLENCE - Go to Text Appeals of Personnel Decisions and the Academic Review Process On Tenure and Promotion
Research Misconduct

 Grievances    

Academic Freedom Complaints
Academic Integrity for Students

Department Personnel & Budget Committees

Academic Program Resources CUNY Legal Advisory on Meetings and Elections (2004)
Affirmative Action  
Computer Use Policy The Max Kahn Memorandum - Personnel Review Criteria and Process
Conflict of Interest Policy

                           SALARIES

Domestic Violence and the Workplace On Faculty Salary and Salary Increases in CUNY
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Information Security Program

       BENEFITS

Time Off for Religious Observance Instructional Staff Benefits Manual
Policy Guidelines for Centers, Institutes, Consortia, and Special Initiatives at the City University of New York PSC CUNY WELFARE FUND
CUNY Faculty and Staff Information Resources CUNY Work/Life Program
  Military Leave
CUNY Office of Labor Relations Paid Parental Leave Agreement March 2009     Retroactive Form
Office of the General Counsel Domestic Partner Information Packet

CUNY PERSONNEL POLICIES and PROCEDURES

PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONGRESS

CUNY Personnel Rules and Regulations Professional Staff Congress  PSC
Adjunct Instructional Staff Payroll Dates CUNY-PSC 2002-2007 Agreement
CUNY Non-Discrimination Policy 2007-2010 CONTRACT
Time Allowed Employees to Vote PSC CUNY WELFARE FUND
CUNY Disability Accommodation Procedures

CUNY Board Session on Polishook vs. CUNY

Policy Against Sexual Harassment

RETIREMENT

Preventing Sexual Harassment at CUNY: Online Course and Mastery Test TIAA CREF
Intra-University Mobility Guidelines New York State Teachers Retirement System (TRS)

TEXTBOOKS

NEW YORK CITY and STATE

  SUNY Faculty Senate
TEXTBOOKS  Federal Law 2008 New York City Council Committee on Higher Education
TEXTBOOKS New York State Law 2008 New York State Assembly Committee on Higher Education
TEXTBOOKS CUNY Statement 9-04-08 New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education
TEXTBOOKS CUNY Memo 5-21-09  
TEXTBOOKS CUNY Flyer 1-28-10

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

TEXTBOOKS and Academic Ethics a Statement by Philip A. Pecorino UFS News
  CUNY Clippings
  CUNY News
  Chronicle of Higher Education
  Inside Higher Education