Executive Committee, 866th Meeting
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
9:30 a.m., 205 E. 42nd Street
Room 1002


  1. Adoption of the Agenda
  2. Adoption of the Minutes of December 2, 2014
  3. Old Business
    1. Spring Conference proposals
    2. Charter Amendments
    3. New Business
    4. Motion from Petratos at plenary (oppose non-indictment in Ferguson, MO)
    5. Joint Statement with SUNY on Shared Governance—final version
  4. Reports
    1. Liaisons to Standing Committees/Reps to Board of Trustee Committees
    2. Chair

Lunch with Chancellor Milliken will follow this meeting at 12 Noon upstairs.


The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Terrence Martell, at 9:30 a.m. in room 963 of Board Headquarters.  Also present were:  Kathleen Barker, Manfred Philipp, Kay Conway, Jay Weiser, Phil Pecorino, Karen Kaplowitz, and Emily Tai.

  1. Adoption of the Agenda – Adopted as proposed.
  2. Adoption of the Minutes – Adopted as proposed.
  3. Old Business
    1. Progress on Two New Committees (Academic Policy and Enrollment Management) – Noted.
    2. Follow-up on Fall Conference – It was decided that the new Academic Affairs Committee would look into any unresolved questions raised at the conference.
    3. Charter Amendments – The only changes to be put through now, it was decided, would be eliminating the offices of secretary and treasurer and cutting the ex-chair’s term to one rather than two years. The other changes considered before about new methods for filling vacancies, etc., will be reconsidered in light of comments from FGLs.  The current amendments would go to the plenary in February and March and to the FGLs in February.
    4. Addressing Jack Zevin’s Request – Still in progress.
  4. New Business
    1. Resolution from Student Affairs Committee – This Committee had written to the Executive Committee with the concern that colleges mostly don’t have a procedure to assist students involved in disciplinary hearings in finding (or affording) a lawyer. It was pointed out that some colleges do have someone on staff who will represent such students; that Single Stop was being expanded to the senior colleges and might be able to include this service; and that an arrangement might be made with the CUNY Law School. Prof. Philipp, the liaison to Student Affairs, would convey this information back.
  5. Reports
    1. Liaisons to Standing Committees/Reps to Board of Trustee Committees – After discussion, it was voted 5 to 2 as the sense of the Committee to support retaining the rank in their title when professors are made emeriti. This was apropos of the Board Committee on Faculty/Staff/Administration vote in January (resolution attached to these minutes) to streamline somewhat the procedures.
    2. BAC – The Budget Office is still compiling and refining a list of central costs, now expected by February. Thus a report from BAC will be placed on the February plenary agenda.
    3. Chair – Among the items noted: *The recent Salute to Scholars was a success. *The Commack study on CUNY’s pension offerings will have a preliminary report in the spring. *New salary ranges for ECP were tacitly approved by the Legislature in 2012 but have never been used by CUNY.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Phipps