University Senate                                                          Proposed: May 4, 2007

                                                                                    Adopted as amended: May 4, 2007

 

 

PROPOSAL TO CHANGE

THE CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND SOCIETY INTO

THE INSTITUTE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND SOCIETY

 

 

WHEREAS                the Center for Comparative Literature and Society constitutes the primary site for the comparative study of language and literatures at Columbia University, and

 

WHEREAS                since its inception in 1998 the Center has served to develop and coordinate interdisciplinary research and instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels appropriate for the comparative study of language and literatures as well as of other disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, architecture, and the law, and

 

WHEREAS                the faculty associated with the Center now numbers 76 from 16 different language departments and other departments in the humanities and social science, as well as from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the School of Law, and

 

WHEREAS                increasing numbers of undergraduate and graduate students have been enrolled in a major and several concentrations administered by the Center and these numbers are expected to rise further, and

 

WHEREAS                the Center meets the traditional requirements that have been set forth for Institutes;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the change from a Center for Comparative Literature and Society into an Institute for Comparative Literature and Society be approved, and established upon authorization by the President.

 

 

Proponent: Education Committee