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Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate of FIT is the name of the faculty organization governed by these bylaws:

Through its duly authorized officers and committees, the Faculty Senate shall play an active part in the governance of FIT, supplementary to and consistent with the policies of the Board of Trustees of FIT. As required by the Educational Law 355, Section 605.1, "The faculty shall participate in the formulation of the policy relating to student health, scholarship, standards of admission, attendance and discharge of students, curriculum and other study programs, the granting of degrees, student activities, extra-curricular activities and student disciplines. The faculty shall also present recommendations to the President regarding (a) the instructional budget and (b) appointments, reappointments, tenure, special salary increments, promotions and leaves of absence of members of the instructional staff."

Faculty Senate meetings are open to all faculty and are held on the third Thursday of each month at 1 pm. 

2014-2015 Committees

Executive Committee
Academic Assessment Committee
Admissions and Registration Committee 
Committee on Academic Standards  
Committee to Evaluate Administrative Personnel  
Committee on Continuing and Professional Studies  
Committee on Sustainability
Counseling Committee  
Curriculum Committee  
Instructional Technology Committee  
Library Committee  
Nominations and Elections Committee  
Personnel Policies Committee  
Sabbaticals Committee  
Student Affairs Committee
Tenure and Promotion Committee

Executive Committee

Officers

  • President of the Faculty Senate: Jeff Buchman, BT, AMC, 3 years
  • Past-President: James Cascaito, LA, Modern Languages & Cultures, 1 year
  • Secretary: Robin Sackin, BT, FMM, 2 years
  • Representative to Faculty Council: Ellen Goldstein Lynch*, AD, Accessories Design, 3 years
  • Alternate Representative to Faculty Council: NJ Bradeen, AA, Library, 3 years

Members

  • Members Ron Amato, AD, Photography, 1 year Ann Denton** (ALT), BT, TDM, 1 year
  • Jeffrey Riman, AA, CET, 1 year Nancy Ross (Adjunct), AA, Career & Internship Center, 1 year
  • Carmita Sanchez-Fong*, AD, Interior Design, 2 years
  • Sally White, EMSS, Registration & Records, 1 year
  • Daniel Levinson Wilk, LA, Liberal Arts, 1 year

Academic Assessment Committee

  • Lisa Donofrio Ferrezza, AD, Fashion Design-Apparel, 1 year
  • Patrice George*, BT, TDM, 2 years
  • Terry Ginder, EMSS, Counseling Center, 1 year
  • Mark Higden, BT, FMM, 1 year
  • Michael Hyde, LA, English & Speech, 1 year
  • Su Ku* (Adjunct), AD, Fashion Design-Apparel, 2 years
  • Brad Paris, AD, Photography, 1 year
  • Janette Rozene, AA, Library, 1 year
  • John Simone** (ALT), BT, AMC, 1 year
  • Calvin Williamson, LA, Science & Math, 1 year

Admissions and Registration Committee

  • Isabella Bertoletti, LA, Modern Languages & Cultures, 1 year
  • Lana Bittman, AA, Library, 1 year
  • Magda Francois, EMSS, Admissions, 1 year
  • Jean Jacullo, BT, FMM, 1 year
  • Linda James* (Adjunct), BT, AMC, 2 years
  • Sandra Krasovec*, AD, Packaging Design, 2 years
  • Shannon Maher*, BT, Home Products Development, 2 years
  • Taur Orange** (ALT), EMSS, EOP, 1 year
  • Andrew Seifer*, AD, Interior Design, 2 years
  • Calvin Williamson, LA, Science & Math, 1 year

Committee on Academic Standards

  • Rebecca Bauman*, LA, Modern Languages & Cultures, 2 years
  • Todd Blumenthal** (ALT), BT, FMM, 1 year
  • Sean Cormier, BT, TDM, 1 year
  • Greta Earnest*, AA, Library, 2 years
  • Eileen Karp, AD, Fashion Design-Apparel, 1 year
  • Hilda Mundo Lopez (Adjunct), LA, Modern Languages & Cultures, 1 year
  • Taur Orange*, EMSS, EOP, 2 years
  • Christine S. Pomeranz*, BT, ITM, 2 years
  • Andrew Seifer, AD, Interior Design, 1 year
  • Andrew Weinstein, LA, History of Art, 1 year

Committee to Evaluate Administrative Personnel

  • Isabella Bertoletti, LA, Modern Languages & Cultures, 1 year
  • Susan Breton*, EMSS, Counseling Center, 2 years
  • Brooke Carlson, AA, CFMM (GS), 1 year
  • Shawn Grain Carter*, BT, FMM, 2 years
  • David Drogin*, LA, History of Art, 2 years
  • Keith Ellenbogen*, AD, Photography, 2 years
  • Takashi Kamiya*, AD, Interior Design, 2 years
  • Michelle Van-Ess** (ALT), EMSS, Student Life, 1 year

Committee on Continuing and Professional Studies

  • Jennifer Blum* (Adjunct), AA, Library, 2 years
  • Mercedes Cepeda*, EMSS, Admissions, 2 years
  • Bernard Dillard*, LA, Science & Math, 2 years
  • Brian Emery*, AD, Photography, 2 years
  • Sandra Krasovec** (ALT), AD, Packaging Design, 1 year
  • Kyunghee Pyun*, LA, History of Art, 2 years
  • Janette Rozene, AA, Library, 1 year
  • Loretta Volpe, BT, AMC, 1 year
  • Sharon White*, BT, FMM, 2 years C
  • .J. Yeh*, AD, Communication Design, 2 years
  • Open Position: Adjunct rep

Committee on Sustainability

  • Ann Cantrell*, BT, FMM, 2 years
  • Keith Ellenbogen*, AD, Photography, 2 years
  • Patrice George*, BT, TDM, 2 years
  • Arthur H. Kopelman*, LA, Science & Math, 2 years
  • Shannon M. Leddy*, AD, Interior Design, 2 years
  • Philip Milio*, EMSS, Student Life, 2 years
  • Leslie Preston*, AA, Library, 2 years
  • Maria Rothenberg* (Adjunct), AA, Library, 2 years
  • John Simone** (ALT), BT, AMC, 1 year
  • Richard Turnbull*, LA, History of Art, 2 years

Curriculum Committee

  • Helena Diamant Glass, EMSS, Registration & Records, 1 year
  • David Drogin, LA, History of Art, 1 year
  • Brad Farwell (Adjunct), AD, Photography, 1 year
  • Mark Goldblatt, LA, Educational Skills, 1 year
  • Ellen Goldstein, AD, Accessories Design, 1 year
  • Eileen Karp*, AD, Fashion Design-Apparel, 2 years
  • Helen Lane** (ALT), AA, Library, 1 year
  • Nancy Ostroff, BT, FMM, 1 year
  • Connie Passarella, AA, Career & Internship Center, 1 year
  • Jean Marc Rejaud*, BT, AMC, 2 years

Instructional Technology Committee

  • Lana Bittman, AA, Library, 1 year
  • Brian Emery, AD, Photography, 1 year
  • Naomi Gross, BT, FMM, 1 year
  • Takashi Kamiya, AD, Interior Design, 1 year
  • Kato La* (Adjunct), LA, Science & Math, 2 years
  • Kam Mak** (ALT), AD, Illustration, 1 year
  • Karen Pearson*, LA, Science & Math, 2 years
  • Jean Marc Rejaud, BT, AMC, 1 year R
  • aj Vangapaty, EMSS, Registration & Records, 1 year
  • Andrew Weinstein, LA, History of Art, 1 year

Library Committee

  • Jean Amato*, LA, English & Speech, 2 years
  • Karen Cannell*, AA, Library, 2 years
  • Adam Gray*, LA, Writing Center, 2 years
  • Fran Kalish*, EMSS, Financial Aid, 2 years
  • Lawrence Langham, AD, VPED, 1 year
  • Shannon Maher*, BT, Home Products Development, 2 years
  • Sandra Markus, AD, Fashion Design-Apparel, 1 year
  • Helene Verin (Adjunct), AA, Career & Internship Center, 1 year
  • Sharon White, BT, FMM, 1 year
  • Jen-Mai Wong** (ALT), EMSS, Counseling Center, 1 year

Nominations and Elections Committee

  • Brooke Carlson, AA, CFMM (GS), 1 year
  • Michael Casey*, AD, Fashion Design-Apparel, 2 years
  • Lourdes Font*, LA, History of Art, 2 years
  • Percess Jonas-Atteloney*, EMSS, Registration & Records, 2 years
  • Yuniya Kawamura** (ALT), LA, Social Sciences, 1 year
  • Kato La* (Adjunct), LA, Science & Math, 2 years
  • Matthew Petrunia*, LA, English & Speech, 2 years
  • Vinnie Quan, BT, FMM, 1 year
  • Ajoy Sarkar, BT, TDM, 1 year
  • Allison Wade Wermager*, AD, Photography, 2 years

Sabbaticals Committee

  • Jean Amato, LA, English & Speech, 1 year
  • Daniel Benkendorf*, LA, Social Sciences, 2 years
  • Todd Blumenthal*, BT, FMM, 2 years
  • Virginia Bonofiglio*, BT, Cosmetics and Fragrance Mktg., 2 years
  • Karen Cannell*, AA, Library, 2 years
  • Susanne Goetz, AD, TSD, 1 year
  • Percess Jonas-Atteloney*, EMSS, Registration & Records, 2 years
  • Jennifer Miller** (ALT), AA, Career & Internship Center, 1 year
  • Grazyna Pilatowicz*, AD, Interior Design, 2 years

Student Affairs Committee

  • Pilar Blanco** (ALT), LA, Modern Languages & Cultures, 1 year
  • Susanne Goetz, AD, TSD, 1 year
  • Guillermo Jimenez, BT, ITM, 1 year
  • Percess Jonas-Atteloney, EMSS, Registration & Records, 1 year
  • Patrick Knisley, LA, English & Speech, 1 year
  • Connie Passarella*, EMSS, Career & Internship Center, 2 years
  • Nancy Ross* (Adjunct), EMSS, Career & Internship Center, 2 years
  • Rhonda Stubbs, AD, Fashion Design-Apparel, 1 year
  • Virginia Urban, LA, Science & Math, 1 year
  • Robert Vassalotti, BT, FMM, 1 year

Tenure and Promotion Committee

  • Ron Amato*, AD, Photography, 3 years J
  • oseph Antee*, BT, FMM, 3 years
  • Praveen K. Chaudhry** (ALT), LA, Social Sciences, 1 year
  • Brenda Cowan*, AA, Exhibition Design (GS), 3 years
  • Helena Diamant Glass, EMSS, Registration & Records, 2 years
  • Mary Ann Ferro, AD, Fashion Design-Apparel, 1 year
  • Linda Finnerty, BT, AMC, 1 year
  • Michael Hyde, LA, English & Speech, 2 years
  • Lasse Savola, LA, Science & Math, 1 year

 

*newly-elected member
**ALT - alternate
MAL - member-at-large

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