University Senate                                                                                                          Proposed: March 7, 2003

 

Adopted:

 

 

RESOLUTION TO OUTLINE A SENATE ROLE

 

IN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S CAMPUS PLANNING EFFORT

 

 

WHEREAS      Columbia University is embarking on a long-term academic planning project for the design, development and expansion of its campuses, and

 

WHEREAS      the University has recently hired a team of architects and design firms to undertake the study and make recommendations, after extensive consultations with a range of individuals and groups in the Columbia community, and

 

WHEREAS      the University Senate offers an effective and orderly means of collective involvement in this planning effort for the Columbia community;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED     that the University Senate invite the new campus planning team to its April 25 plenary meeting to make a preliminary presentation including an explanation of the scope of their work;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED      that the Senate invite the planning team to provide a progress report at a regular or special Senate meeting next fall, and once a semester till the end of the study;

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED     that the Executive Committee approve the creation of a suitable panel, which will engage in meaningful discussions with the planning team, administrators, and other groups involved in campus planning over the course of the study, to join in the search for the appropriate balance in space allocation decisions between the University’s academic and economic development priorities, between its own urgent needs and those of the surrounding community, and among Columbia’s own schools and disciplines, with their widely varying means and goals.

 


 

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