University Senate                                                                                                               

Proposed: April 27, 2001

Adopted: April 27, 2001

 

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 

WHEREAS        problems and arenas in the field of public policy increasingly overlap and intersect, and

 

WHEREAS        the field of public policy to an increasing extent impinges on disciplines--the natural sciences, for example--that do not traditionally focus directly on it, and

 

WHEREAS        there are benefits to be derived from multidisciplinary perspectives and the insights born of historical and comparative examination of policy issues, and

 

WHEREAS        the Public Policy Studies Certificate will allow doctoral students seeking to learn more about public policy to gain sophisticated exposure to the field without taking an additional degree, and

 

WHEREAS        through its highlighting of the University’s impressive range and depth in policy studies the Certificate both enhances the competitive appeal of Columbia’s doctoral programs to prospective applicants and strengthens its doctoral graduates on the job market;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED        that Public Policy Studies Certificate be established at the School of International and Public Affairs.

 

Proponent

Education Committee