University Senate                                                                 

Proposed: September 25, 2009


University Senate
Friday, September 25, 2009
1:15 pm, 501 Schermerhorn


1.  Adoption of the agenda

2.  Adoption of the minutes of May 1, 2009

3.  President’s report
     --Current condition of the endowment, fundraising, and the University budget.

4.  Executive Committee chair’s report
     --Nominations to committees, including the Executive Committee (Standing Committee Roster at the meeting)

     --Welcome to new Administration senators Claude Steele (Provost) and Michele Moody-Adams (Columbia College Dean)

     --Manhattanville academic planning

5.  Reports
     --Senior Vice Provost Stephen Rittenberg on the Ethnicity Coding Project now under way for the federal Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System (IPEDS) (

     --Elections Commission—update on elections (list of new senators at the meeting)

     --Research Officers 2008-09 annual report