Nomination for Academic Senate Committee Membership

You can use this web page to nominate either yourself or someone else for membership on an Academic Senate Committee.

At Queens College, the Academic Senate is responsible for much of the institutional governance, and much of the work of the Senate is done through its standing and special committees.

Membership on committees of the Academic Senate is open to all faculty, and to all students who hold a GPA of 2.0 or above. Many, but not all, committee memberships are restricted to members of specific academic divisions: Arts and Humanitites (AH), Education (Ed), Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNS), or Social Sciences (SS).

You do not need to be a member of the Academic Senate in order to be a member of a Senate committee.

There are “Standing Committees,” “Special Committees,” “College Committees,” and “Search or Review Committees” that you can apply for here.

Elections to fill open seats on all committees are held as needed.

Brief descriptions of the committees can be found below.

The names of current committee members and information about when their terms expire are available at the Senate’s Web Site.

For additional information or to report proplems with this application form, contact the Senate office, Kiely Hall Room 141: Telephone (718) 997-5880, Fax (718) 997-5884, or send email to


Application Form

Applications may be submitted at any time. Applications that are submitted less than 14 days prior to a Senate meeting will not be acted on until the following meeting. Academic Senate meeting dates are posted at the Academic Senate Web Site.

You may apply for as many committees as you wish. (This form limits you to listing three standing committees and three college or special committes; list the names of any additional committee names you would be willing to serve on in the “Additional Comments” section.) The Nominating Committee will match your requests to open committee seats, subject to the limitation that you may serve on no more than one standing committee and one college or special committee. You can see which committees currently have openings by visiting the Academic Senate Committees web page.

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You may serve on no more than one standing committee.

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I am willing to serve (or continue to serve) on the Special, College, and Search or Review committees indicated.
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In the space below, write a brief statement indicating your qualifications for serving on an Academic Senate committee and the reasons for choosing the committee(s) you are interested in.

Additional Comments
  • If you are applying for a search or review committee, tell which one you are applying for here. Be sure to indicate your qualifications and reasons for serving in the section above.
  • If you would like to list more than three standing committees or more than three other committees, you may list additional committees here.
  • Otherwise, leave this part blank.

Committee Responsibilities

Standing Committees

Admissions and Re-entry Standards: To review and recommend college policies for undergraduate admissions procedures and requirements, matriculation of nondegree students, and acceptance of external course work; to hear and act on appeals from students concerning the college policies and from students who have not passed the CUNY Assessment Tests within 60 credits of college work.
Campus Affairs and Environment: To develop policies related to noninstructional matters of campus life; to propose academic year calendars; to foster and stimulate interactions with the community at large; to review, suggest, and make recommendations on any aspect concerning campus grounds; to review and recommend naming of buildings and the creation of memorials.
Elections: To establish procedures and supervise the election of the Academic Senate and the Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee, Academic Senate referenda, and, upon request, the elections and referenda of the student governments.
Graduate Curriculum: To make recommendations to the Academic Senate in all matters of graduate curriculum.
Graduate Scholastic Standards: To review policies and procedures of graduate programs; to receive and act upon student appeals from decisions related to academic matters.
International Student Affairs: To review and recommend policies pertaining to foreign students in all areas of academic life; to advise the administration in matters pertaining to international students.
Nominating Committee: To submit nominations for committee membership to the Academic Senate.
Elections to this committee are held in May; all nominations for this committee must be made from the Senate floor.
Policy Board on Administration: To advise on all major policy decisions, monitor performance, and hear complaints in the areas of Business Office, Buildings and Grounds, Data Processing, Records Management, Registrar, Security, Parking, Central Mail Services, Telephone, Office and Reprographic Services, Campus Planning, Space Management, Management Information Services, and selection and allocation of office machines.
Teaching Excellence and Evaluation: To review or construct a College-wide course and faculty evaluation questionnaire, to propose the format and manner of tabulation, to work with the office of the Provost in the schedule of administration, and to submit to the Academic Senate recommendations that promote excellence in teaching.
Undergraduate Curriculum: To make recommendations to the Academic Senate in all matters of undergraduate curriculum.
Undergraduate Scholastic Standards: To review and make recommendations on policies and procedures concerning undergraduate scholastic standards including grades and grading policies; to apply the academic standards of the College to individual students from admission until the granting of a degree; and to receive and act upon student appeals regarding academic matters.

Special Committees

Executive Committee: To propose the agenda for all Academic Senate meetings, to act for the Senate between meetings, to review all committee reports and recommendations, and to make such recommendations as it deems necessary.
The Executive Committee is elected at the same time as the officers of the Senate in May. This form is not used to apply for membership on Executive Committee.
Special Committee on Governance: To review and recommend all material pertaining to the Charter, Bylaws, and Standing Rules of the Academic Senate.
Special Committee on Technology and Library: To review the policies of the Queens College Library and Office of Information Technology and make recommendations concerning these policies to the Academic Senate; to advise appropriate college officers in matters concerning the Library and instructional technology resources; to encourage and support the coordinated development of the Library and College’s technological resources for instruction and research.

College Committees

College Committee on Honors and Awards: To select recipients for existing College-wide honors and awards, to recommend criteria for College-wide honors, to evaluate and recommend the establishment of College-wide honors, and to stimulate recognition and appreciation of high academic achievement.
Three year term; elections for this committee are held in April.
College Committee on Athletic Policy: To monitor the intercollegiate athletic program at Queens College, to consult with and advise the Director of Athletics and/or the Sports Allocation Board (SAB) on matters of athletic policy and administration, to submit to the Academic Senate an annual report prior to April 15 on the implementation of Senate policies regarding intercollegiate athletics, to recommend to the Academic Senate changes in athletic policies, as necessary.
The president of the college appoints one faculty member to serve on this committee, and the SAB elects six students to serve on this committee. This application form is not used for applying for membership on the Committee on Athletic Policy.

The Deans, Provost, and Chief Librarian are formally reviewed every five years. Search committees for replacements for the Deans are formed as needed. Openings for these committees are announced to the college community as they become available.