University Senate                                                                                 

Proposed: March 31, 2010

Adopted:

PROPOSED AGENDA
University Senate
Friday, April 2, 2010
1:15 PM, 106 Jerome Greene Hall (Law School)

 

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. Adoption of the minutes of March 5, 2010

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

4. Executive Committee chair’s report
            --Working group on fringe benefits
            --Senate 40th anniversary panel discussion on April 23
            --Follow-up on Campus Planning Task Force report on Manhattanville planning
            --Senate plenary scheduling and midday Muslim prayers
            --Columbia’s Sustainability Report Card
            --Smoking policy

5.  Committee reports
              --Education on recent committee deliberations on the academic calendar
              --Student Affairs on recent student deliberations on the academic calendar

6.  Old business
              --Resolution to amend the Statutes by increasing the number of nontenured Senate seats from 15 to 16 (Elections Commission).  A valid vote on this resolution will require the participation of three-fifths of all incumbent senators.
              
--Resolution to amend the Senate bylaws, Section 1, paragraphs (i) and (j) (Structure and Operations). This also requires three-fifths of all incumbent senators.

7.  New business
            --Resolution to amend the Senate By-laws by changing the name and mandate of the Committee on Physical Development (Structure and Operations). This also requires three-fifths of all incumbent senators.
           --Resolution to Establish a Program Leading to a Dual Master of Science Degree in Journalism and Computer Science (Education)