|Document Title||School of Music Faculty Bylaws|
The School of Music of SUNY Fredonia is an internationally recognized undergraduate and graduate program in a comprehensive, liberal arts and sciences campus of the State University of New York. We provide the foundations of outstanding musicianship for all music majors and enrich the cultural life of the campus and community. Our mission is to provide the resources and the guidance necessary to motivate our students to seek excellence in their individual careers in music education, performance, composition, music theatre, music therapy and sound recording. In an environment oriented to the individual, we endeavor to create musicians who will assume vigorous roles as leaders and participants in significant musical experiences.
The School of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music and functions in accordance with the latest published regulations of that association.
SECTION A: MEMBERSHIP (Passed by the Faculty 10/5/88; revised 4/20/10)
SECTION B: JURISDICTION
Responsibilities: the faculty of each college shall have the obligation to participate significantly in the initiation, development and implementation of the education program (Article X, Section 4, Policies of the Board of Trustees, 2009).
Bylaws: The faculty of each college shall prepare and adopt bylaws which shall contain: (1) Provisions for committees and their responsibilities; (2) Procedures for the calling and conduct of faculty meetings and elections, and (3) Provisions for such other matters of organization and procedure as may be necessary for the performance of their responsibilities (Article X, Section 5a, Policies of the board of Trustees, 2009).
Bylaws shall be consistent with and subject to the Policies of the Board of Trustees of State University of New York, the laws of the State of New York and the provisions of agreements between the State of New York and the certified employee organization established pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law. Provisions of bylaws
concerning consultation with the faculty shall be subject to the approval of [the Director of the School of Music]. All actions under bylaws shall be advisory upon [the Director of the School of Music]. (adapted from Article X, Section 5b, Policies of the Board of Trustees, 2009)
SECTION C: MEETINGS (Passed by the Faculty 10/5/88)
SECTION D: COMMITTEES
1. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (Passed by the Faculty 3/06/01; additions passed by faculty 5/03/05)
2. DEPARTMENTAL PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (passed by faculty on 10/15/13)
3. CURRICULUM COMMITTEE (Passed by the Faculty 10/5/88; revised 10/15/2013)
a. This Committee shall review and make recommendations regarding curricular changes, new course proposals and academic matters requiring Faculty action and matters referred to the Committee by the Director.
4. ELECTION COMMITTEE (Passed by the Faculty 10/5/88)
5. GRADUATE COMMITTEE (passed by the faculty 4/5/05)
c. Annual elections will be held during the last Faculty Meeting of the academic year. Terms are for two years, and members may be elected for a maximum of two consecutive terms.
d. All substantive decisions of the Committee are subject to the approval of the Faculty-at- large.
6. LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (passed by the faculty 4/5/05)
7. LIBRARY COMMITTEE (Passed by the Faculty 10/5/88)
8. SCHOLARSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Passed by the Faculty 10/5/88)
9. TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (Passed by the Faculty 4/15/10)
a. This Committee shall review and make recommendations regarding classroom, music library, and course-related technology needs and solutions, research new uses of technology in teaching, and provide the
Faculty with information on the uses and strategies of technology in the classroom, library and studio.
b. This Committee shall consist of four faculty members elected by the Faculty (providing representation for as many of the eight academic areas as possible), plus an appointed staff member from the School of Music, and a selected staff member from the University. c. The members shall elect a Chairperson. d. Terms are two years, with no restriction regarding reelection.
10. MUSIC STUDENTS REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (Adopted by elected student representatives, Spring 2007; Passed by the Faculty 4/15/10)
11. AD HOC COMMITTEES (Passed by the Faculty 10/5/88)
The Director may establish such Ad Hoc Committees as he deems necessary to assist in the Operation of the School of Music.
SECTION E: AMENDMENTS (Passed by the Faculty 10/5/88)
Amendments and changes in the Faculty Bylaws may be made by a majority vote of the Music Faculty.