University Senate                                                                                 

Proposed:  December 4, 2009



University Senate

Friday, December 4, 2009
1:15 pm, 107 Jerome Greene (Law School)

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. Adoption of the minutes of November 13, 2009

3. President’s report
            --Impact of the economic crisis on Columbia endowment, budget, and fundraising

4. Executive Committee chair’s report
            --Smoking policy
            --Update from Honey Sue Fishman, Executive Director of Lerner and Contract Services, on Columbia’s support for efforts to establish new labor standards for the production of universities’ logo apparel (  
            --Update on Senate elections from Elections Commission chair Benjamin Brickner
            --Update from Structure and Operations on its draft guidelines on Senate confidentiality

5. New business
            --Resolution to Establish a Program Leading to a Master of Science Degree in Bioethics in the School of Continuing Education (Education)
            --Resolution to Change the Name of the Center for the Study of Human Rights to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (Education)