College Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Buffalo State College Council will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, in Cleveland Hall 518.

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Curricular Actions

From the President
I have approved the following curricular items, which have been recommended by the appropriate dean, the College Senate, and the provost:

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Commencement Committee Membership

From the President
I am pleased to announce the updated membership for the 2008–2009 Buffalo State College Commencement Committee:

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Campus Crime Statistics

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
A copy of the Buffalo State College campus crime statistics as reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education will be provided upon request. Please direct all such requests to the Chief of University Police, Chase Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222, (716) 878-6332. Information can also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Web site or the Buffalo State University Police Web site.


University Policy on Fees, Charges, and Deposits

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
University policy prohibits the assessment of general science fees, laboratory fees, and fees for course materials, i.e., texts and/or supplies. These fees are prohibited, as university tuition guarantees students access to the facilities and supplies considered necessary for their courses. However, campuses may establish deposits in science courses requiring laboratory work as collateral against which replacement costs for damage may be assessed.

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College Senate Meeting

From the Chair of the College Senate
The next meeting of the College Senate will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 10, in Classroom Building C122. The meeting agenda is available on the College Senate Web Site.


Curricular Items

From the Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee
The following have been approved by the Senate Curriculum Committee and forwarded to the president for review and approval:

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Buffalo State College Policy on Consensual Sexual and Amorous Relations

From the Senior Adviser to the President for Equity and Campus Diversity
Students should be free to develop relationships that supplement formal classroom instruction, and employees should be free to develop friendships and engage in social contact with supervisors and fellow employees. In most cases, social interaction among supervisors and employees, between fellow employees, and among faculty and staff members and students will benefit the entire academic community by promoting the interchange of ideas, building mutual trust and respect, facilitating communication, and reducing misunderstandings.

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