University Senate                                                        

Proposed:  December 13, 2012     



University Senate
Thursday, December 13, 2012
2 pm, 501 Schermerhorn


1.  Adoption of the agenda

2.  Adoption of the minutes of November 9, 2012

3. President’s remarks
       --Questions for the president

4. Executive Committee chair’s updates:
       -- Online Learning
       -- Global Initiatives
       -- Student Affairs Committee
       -- Update from Loftin Flowers of the Office of Government and Community Affairs and from EVP for Research G. Michael Purdy on implications of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations for Columbia’s research enterprise.

5. New business
       --Resolution to Establish a new Department of Systems Biology (Education)
               (See the full proposal.)  
       --Resolution to Establish the Ph.D. in Education Policy (Education)

6. Reports
       --(2:30 pm) Safwan Masri, Vice President for Global Centers
               Overview of the Columbia Global Centers
               Biographies of CGC leaders
       --(3 pm) Anne Sullivan, EVP for Finance, on the ARC accounting system. (See the list of Change Requests, or complaints, being addressed by her office.)