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The Senate is a University-wide legislature, representing faculty, students, and other constituencies. It makes policy on a range of issues that affect the entire University or more than one school, including educational programs and priorities, the budget, academic freedom and tenure, the conduct of research, the libraries, information technology, Columbia's external relations, student sexual misconduct, rules governing political demonstrations, and the welfare of faculty, students, and research officers. Trustee concurrence is required for acts of the Senate.

The Senate has 108 voting seats, with 63 reserved for faculty, 24 for students, 6 for officers of research,
2 each for administrative staff, librarians, and alumni, and 9 for senior administrators including the president, who chairs monthly plenaries.

For more information, see "Introduction to the Senate."


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Sen. Daniel Wolf Savin (Professional Research Officers) presented the Research Officers Committee annual report at the Senate plenary on September 15.


The next Senate plenary meeting will be on
Friday, October 20,
1:15 p.m.,
104 Jerome Greene Hall.

Anyone with CUID is welcome.


SENATE PLENARIES

2017-2018

Fridays at 1:15 p.m.
Some locations to be announced.

September 15

October 20
104 Jerome Greene Hall

November 17
104 Jerome Greene Hall

December 8

February 2
1501 International Affairs Building

February 23

March 30

April 27
Davis Auditorium, Schapiro CEPSR


Click on dates of past Senate meetings for agendas with links to documents.

2016-2017

September 23

October 21

November 18

December 15 (Thursday)

February 3

February 24

March 31

April 28


Here are agendas of
Senate plenaries
from prior years.

FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
STATEMENT ON GRIEVANCES

At the final plenary of the 2016-17 Senate session on April 28, the Faculty Affairs Committee announced a new statement of the procedures it follows when it investigates faculty grievances. Based on the accounts of grievances in the University Statutes, the Senate By-laws and the Provost's Faculty Handbook, the statement describes the relevant rules, as well as the customs the committee has developed over the years in this work. 


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The next deadline will be in early fall.

For further information, please contact senate@columbia.edu.