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Academic Governance
Academic Affairs Committee


Academic Year 2023-2024

Time and Location: 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Hybrid- Zoom/217 Bray

Please note that, in order for a proposal to be considered by the Academic Affairs Committee during the 2023-24 academic year meeting schedule, the deadline for submission of proposals is as follows:

Curriculum Proposal deadline: January 16, 2024

Course Proposal deadline: March 1, 2024

Dates Agenda Minutes
Tuesday,  September 12, 2023 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday,  October 10, 2023 Cancelled Cancelled
Tuesday,  October 31, 2023- Location change: 105 Marshall Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 Agenda- none Minutes- none
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 Agenda Minutes



This committee is charged with all matters of the College's instructional program. The committee shall assess the College curriculum; set standards for evaluating student academic performance and academic integrity; create, review and assess academic policies from matriculation through graduation; promote, support, and evaluate instructional quality; provide consultation in areas of academic technology and instructional spaces; review and consult on changes to academic programs, including creation and discontinuation of programs; and consult with ad hoc committees to review petitions, probations, academic suspensions, and dismissals.


The Academic Affairs Committee shall consist of one member recommended by each of the chairs/heads of the Academic Units, two Staff Representatives and two Student Representatives, one representing undergraduate students and one representing graduate students. The Associate Provost for Instruction shall serve as an ex-officio member of the committee.

Each Academic Unit Representative of the Academic Affairs Committee will have one vote. The Faculty Chair (College President) and the Executive Chair of Academic Governance or their designees are also voting members. Decisions shall be made by no less than a majority vote. Non-voting members are the Associate Provost for Instruction, Registrar, Admissions, Student and Staff Representatives and other observers. Committee meetings are open to all members of the faculty.

Please direct any correspondence to

Members 2023-24

Name Representing  
Shijie Liu Chemical Engineering  
Avik Chatterjee Chemistry  
Michael Schummer Environmental Biology  
Timothy Morin Environmental Resources Engineering  
Ann Moore Environmental Science  
Gary Scott Executive Chair  
Jamie Shinn Environmental Studies  
Jess Fenn Interdisciplinary Studies  
  Landscape Architecture  
Ruth Owens (chair) Library  
Brandon Murphy Open Academy  
Joanie Mahoney President of SUNY ESF  
Eddie Bevilacqua  Sustainable Resources Management  

Nonvoting Members and Observers

Name Representing  
Valerie Luzadis* Associate Provost for Instruction  
  AG Staff Representative  
Terrance Caviness AG Staff Representative  
  GSA Representative  
Dalton Adams MOSA Representative  
Jon Henderson MOSA Representative  
Leslie Rutkowski Registrar  
Elizabeth Minard Registrar  
Susan Sanford Undergraduate Admissions  
Jeremy Coleman Undergraduate Admissions  
Erin Tochelli AAC Secretary  
William Fisher Board of Trustees  

*represents and votes for President in their absence