Executive Committee (Program)

The Executive Committee (Graduate School Governance - Section 3.5) of each program is constituted as required by each program's governance after approval by the Graduate Council Committee on Structure and by Graduate Council as follows.  Each program establishes an Executive Committee composed of at least five members.  The initial structure and membership of each Executive Committee is determined by the program's faculty subject to approval by the President.  It includes at least one faculty member from each senior college substantially participating in the program ("substantially participating" is defined as having six members on the faculty of the program; Section 9.4, CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws).  In programs in which the doctoral faculty includes two or more faculty members (other than the Executive Officer) who hold Graduate School appointments, at least one member of the Executive Committee must be elected from this category.  Members are elected for a term not to exceed three years; they may be reelected.

The Executive Committee has the authority for the operation of the program between the stated meetings of the program's faculty subject to the policies established by the faculty.  It serves as a Committee on Committees to prepare slates of nominees for the program's representatives to Graduate Council.  It meets at least once a semester with the students matriculated in the program. The Executive Officer serves as Chair of the Executive Committee (Section 9.4, CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws).

The Executive Committee may make recommendations to the appropriate committees of Graduate Council and to the Graduate Center administration.  The Executive Committee in coordination with the Faculty Membership Committee conducts a continuing review of the faculty of the University relevant to that program.  The Executive Committee works with the Executive Officers to forward the policy in Section 3.4E of the Graduate School governance document concerning employment of CUNY doctoral students in part-time faculty positions in CUNY colleges.  The Executive Committee recommends policies and procedures on dissertations.

In the fall semester of the final year of the EO's current term, the Executive Committee of each program undertakes a review of its program governance to ensure that it reflects current governance practice and remains in compliance with the most recent Graduate School governance, Board of Trustees policy, and New York State law, making any necessary amendments and revisions.

21 July 2015