Steering Committee

Committee Guide Addendum

Steering Committee Responsibilities

Each SC team should review the below responsibilities and coordinate their responsibilities.  The Vice Chair should be involved and aware of everything the Chair is working on so that in any event that the Chair is not available to pursue some or all of the responsibilities the Vice Chair can assist.   The secretary at times may also be involved with some of the below responsibilities.


Attend meetings

                Monthly Agenda meeting

                Chair monthly Senate meeting

                Weekly Steering Committee

                At least once a semester attend a meeting of selected Senate Committees for


                Senate Committees Chairs and Secretaries meeting

                CAPC meetings

                Budget Advisement committee meetings

                CUNY governance meetings

                Faculty meetings

 Maintain appropriate boundaries regarding faculty responsibilities and administration of its areas

                Mentor junior faculty in College and University governance

                Correspond with UFS on governance matters

                Guide junior faculty in assuming leadership positions

 Oversee Senate committees

                Serve as governance resource for Senate committees

                Collaborate with CoC on faculty and student appointments to committees

                Consult with Senate committee chairs and secretaries on procedure

                Oversee accuracy of Senate committee website

                Actively encourage student participation in governance

                Oversee preparation of Senate committee documents

                Oversee preparation and distribution of Senate committee Annual Reports

                Track Annual reports for past and present actions

                Monitor list of Senate committee officers and members for assessment and communication

Maintain formal communications with and among Administration, Faculty, Senators, committee members, and college community

                Write up monthly Steering Committee report to the Senate

                Organize, schedule, and chair annual meeting of Administration and senate committee chairs

                Arrange meetings with administrative liaisons to follow up on committee actions

                Respond to emails (monitor SC email address) and take appropriate action

                Collaborate with SC secretary and Administration to prepare Senate meeting agendas

                Update Senate website for transparency


                Collaborate with SC vice chair and secretary in Senate committee assessment

                Collaborate with FEC in college governance assessment

Coordination with OAA

                Collaborate on any policy issues

Ad hoc consultation

                Any Senate committee officer or member needing guidance or assistance

                Any SC member needing guidance or assistance


                >Develop and maintain working knowledge of college bylaws and governance

                plans, parliamentary procedure, CUNY policies, Senate committee

                charges, history, procedures, SC responsibilities, and General

                Committee Guide


                Oversee all work of Steering Committee

To maintain the communication and organization for the above requires a commitment of five to seven hours a week on average.


Duties and responsibilities of Secretary


Attend meetings

                Monthly Agenda meeting

                Monthly Senate meeting

                Weekly Steering Committee meeting


                Collaborate with SC vice chair and secretary in Senate committee assessment

Preparation for Senate Meetings

               Reach out to remind certain chairs/representatives of monthly reports

               Collect, vet, organize, and set-up (ADA compliant, PDF) all documents to be presented to Senate

               Distribute Senate materials to QCC community

               Upload/update Senate materials on Senate website

               Consult/plan with STO for Senate meetings

               Write minutes during Senate meetings include tabulating attendance and votes

               Send letters to outgoing and incoming Senators and Committee members



Use of dropbox or other electronic system to gather, organize, and store documents is highly recommended.



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