General Information

University Council (UC) meetings are typically held on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:50 p.m., once a month, August through April.  Specific information on meeting dates and locations for AY 2023-2024 can be found on the Meetings page.  

The UC Executive Committee (UCEC) generally meets 10 – 14 days prior to each monthly meeting, on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   UCEC reviews all policy proposals and sets the agenda for the next meeting of the full Council.  Members of UCEC include the president, provost, the chairs of Faculty Senate and Staff Council, president of Student Government, and a representative from Deans Council.  Members of UCEC for AY 2023-2024 are:

  • David Munson, President – UC Chair
  • Prabu David, Provost
  • Atia Newman, Chair, Faculty Senate
  • Brendon Strowe, Chair, Staff Council
  • Darcie Jones, President, Student Government
  • Gerard Buckley, Representative, Deans Council

Administrative support to UC is provided by:  

Tamaira Brown
Policy, University Council & Faculty Senate Coordinator
585-475-2016 (phone) (e-mail)
2106 Eastman Hall

Making Contact

To request time on an upcoming UC agenda, please complete the UC Presentation Request Form.

UCEC members review policy proposals in advance of each UCEC meeting to determine if they should be included on the agenda of the next, or an upcoming UC meeting.  Tamaira will contact you after UCEC’s meeting to confirm dates, times, and other details for the full UC meeting.

Providing Information

Providing the following information will 1) help UCEC/Tamaira respond promptly to your request and 2) assist Tamaira in meeting preparations:

  • Dates (in order of preference) of upcoming meetings at which you’d like to present.
  • Amount of time needed (minimum and ideal) to present the topic and field questions; and, if applicable, for UC to take action.
  • Name(s), title(s), college/division and department(s) affiliations of presenter(s)
  • Title of your topic as it should appear on the agenda and in meeting minutes.
  • Objective(s) of your presentation (e.g., reporting for informational purposes, introducing a policy proposal, securing final approval).
  • Proposal and/or other materials to be reviewed by UCEC members.

Submitting Materials

If you’re submitting materials, they should be sent via email to Tamaira at least five business days prior to the UCEC meeting to provide sufficient time to review the proposal you wish to bring forward to the full UC.  If, subsequent to the UCEC meeting, you have additional or revised materials to distribute to UC members, they should be sent to Tamaira at least five business days prior to the meeting of the full UC

Following Up

Upon request, Tamaira will send presenters the first draft of UC minutes to review for accuracy and respond with edits if needed.  It is vitally important to respond by the stated deadline; the final draft of meeting minutes are typically distributed to UC members five business days prior to the next  UC meeting.