1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Education
  4. Title 7: State and City Colleges and Institutions-cornell University
  5. Article 121: State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry


Section 6004 College board of trustees; powers and duties

Education (EDN)

The college shall continue to be administered and maintained at Syracuse university. Subject to the general management and supervision of and in accordance with rules established by the state university trustees, the college board of trustees shall exercise the following powers:

  a. Recommend regarding the establishment of courses of study, the creation of departments, the general course of instruction, research, and experiments to be pursued in the college and the degrees to be conferred, number and salaries of faculty, staff and all other employees, their appointment and termination or removal, and the nature of their duties.

  b. To submit for approval all contracts necessary or appropriate for carrying out any of the purposes or objects of the college, including such as shall involve cooperation with any person, corporation or association or any department of the government of the state of New York or of the United States in laboratory, experimental, investigative or research work, and the acceptance from such person, corporation, association or department of the state or federal government of gifts or contributions of money, expert service, labor, materials, apparatus, appliances or other property in connection therewith.

  c. Recommend to the state university trustees candidates for appointment by the state university trustees as head of such institution.

  d. Review all major plans of the head of such institution for its more effective operation and make such recommendations with respect thereto as it deems appropriate. Such plans shall be submitted for approval by the state university trustees, together with the recommendations of the college trustees with respect thereto. The state university trustees shall determine what constitutes such major plans, which are hereby generally defined to include, among others, plans for the appraisal or improvement of the faculty and other personnel, expansion or restriction of student admissions, appraisal or improvement of academic programs and of standards for the earning of degrees, expansion of institutional plants and appraisal or improvement of student activities and housing.

  e. Make regulations governing the care, custody and management of lands, grounds, buildings and equipment.

  f. Review the proposed budget requests for such institution prepared by the head thereof and recommend to the state university trustees a budget for such institution.

  g. Foster the development of advisory citizens' committees to render such assistance as the college trustees may request, and to appoint the members of such citizens' committees. Members of such citizens' committees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for the expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties.

  h. Name buildings and grounds.

  i. Make regulations governing the conduct and behavior of students.

  j. Make an annual report to the state university trustees on or before September first of each year, and report to them from time to time on any matter it believes requires their attention.

  k. Perform such other powers and duties as may be authorized or required by the state university trustees by general rules or special directives.

  1. Make and establish, and from time to time alter and amend, such regulations pertaining to the affairs of its institution, not inconsistent with law or the rules of the state university trustees, as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out effectively the foregoing powers and duties.