Council for Faculty Affairs

The Manhattan College Council for Faculty Affairs (CFA), first convened in 1972, is “a means by which faculty, through elected representatives, participate in the government of the college in those matters that are the proper jurisdiction of the faculty.”

The faculty has primary responsibility for such fundamental areas as curriculum, subject matter and methods of instruction, research, faculty status, and those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process.


Full time faculty who have been at the college for three years can be elected to the CFA to represent 20 areas of the college as listed below.

  • Religious Studies
  • English
  • History/Government
  • Psychology/Sociology
  • Philosophy/Modern Languages & Literatures
  • Communication/Visual & Performing Arts
  • Math/Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Management & Marketing
  • Accounting & CIS
  • Economics & Finance
  • Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computing Engineering
  • Library


Standing Committees

The standing committees of the council are concerned with the following areas of great importance to the faculty: 1) educational policies; 2) faculty and development; 3) student life. The standing committees are:

  • Athletics
  • Faculty Research
  • Faculty Welfare
  • Publications
  • Judiciary Committee on Student Affairs
  • Promotion and Tenure
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Summer Grants
  • Faculty Grievance 
  • Termination of Services
  • Faculty Technology
  • Library
  • Campus Ministry

CFA Officers 2014–2015

“The officers of this organization shall be known as follows: chair, deputy chair, and secretary; all to be elected by the Council from the elected members of the Council, for a term of one year. These three officers and one elected member of the Council constitute the Agenda Committee.”  During 2014, several members volunteered to be representatives of their schools and work with the Agenda Committee.

Title Representative
Chair Robert Geraci, Religious Studies
Deputy Chair Cory Blad, Sociology
Secretary Stacy Pober, Library
At-Large Kevin Farley, Civil Engineering
School of Business representative Marc Waldman, CIS
School of Education & Health representative Lisa Toscano, Education
School of Science representative Bruce Shockey, Biology

All members can be contacted at