Proposed: March 31, 2010
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
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)