University Senate                                                                              

Proposed: April 2, 2015



University Senate

Thursday, April 2, 2015
 1:15 pm, 104 Jerome Greene Hall


1. Adoption of the agenda

2. Adoption of the minutes of February 27, 2015

3. Executive Committee chair’s remarks:
           --Annual report of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault
           --Climate survey
           --Student quality-of-life survey
           --A Senate commission on diversity

4. New Business

            --Resolution to Approve the M.S. in Population and Family Health (Public Health)

            --Resolution to Approve an Advanced Certificate in Population Mental Health (Public Health)

            --Resolution to Approve an Advanced Certificate in Health Communication (Public Health)

5. Reports

             --Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (Prof. Jeffrey Gordon, Chair), including a resolution recommending divestment from investments in private prisons to the University Trustees

                              --Statement from Student Affairs Committee on private prison divestment

                              --Statement from Sen. Paige West (Fac., Barnard) and Prof. Todd Gitlin (Journalism) on fossil fuel divestment

             --Rules Committee: A proposed revision of the Rules of University Conduct

             --Faculty Affairs Committee

                            --Proposal to strengthen nontenured faculty appointments (Sen. Greg Freyer, Nontenured, Public Health)

                            --Anonymous comments in teaching evaluations and Title IX investigations (Sen. Letty Moss-Salentijn, Tenured, Dental Medicine)

            --Libraries Committee annual report (Sen. Art Langer, Nontenured, School of Continuing Education)