A Summary of Resolutions and Discussion

in the University Senate,

January 1986–February 2002

 

 

January 31, 1986

1.       Discussion of the Role of Senate

2.       Resolution Concerning Research Proposals—referred to Executive Committee

 

February 28, 1986

1.       Report on investment of Stocks from companies with operations doing Business in South Africa

2.       Final Report and Recommendations of the Faculty Task Force on Fringe benefits

3.       Final Report and Recommendations of the officers’ Task Force on Fringe benefits

4.       Student Affairs Committee Report on Security

5.       Housing Policy Committee Report on Grievance Procedures

6.       Disposition of Student Affairs Petition Endorsing the ban on Discriminatory Employers

7.       Resolution Concerning Fringe Benefits—adopted

8.       Resolution Concerning degree of masters of arts in Liberal; Studies—adopted

9.       Resolution Concerning Establishment of an Institute for Research on Women and Gender—adopted

10.   Resolution concerning Campus Athletic Facilities—adopted

 

March 21, 1986

1.       Report of the Committee on Rules of University Conduct

2.       Report of the Student Affairs committee on Student/Faculty Trustees

3.       Approval of the 1987–88 academic Calendar

4.       Resolution Urging TIAA-CREF to invest—substitute resolution adopted

5.       Resolution Concerning dissemination of Rules—adopted

6.       Resolution Concerning meetings at the health sciences campus adopted

 

April 18, 1986

1.       Resolution Concerning Research Proposals—adopted

2.       Resolution Concerning 5uidelines on Potential conflicts of Interest between Scholarly and Commercial Activities—adopted

3.       Resolution Concerning Changes to the Rules of University Conduct—referred to the Rules Committee

4.       Resolution Concerning Recruiting by Discriminatory Employers, Columbia University Facilities—referred to Rules Committee

5.       Petition and Report on Inter-Campus Shuttle Bus Service

6.       Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted

7.       Resolution Concerning new mandate for the Physical development committee—adopted

8.       Resolution Concerning Federal Support of Research—adopted

9.       Revision of Statement of Professional Ethics—adopted

10.   Resolution Concerning Dual degree Program Between the School of Law and the School of Social Work—adopted

 

September 26, 1986

1.       Resolution Concerning Graduate Faculty Alumni Association adopted as amended

 

October 24, 1986

1.       Resolution to Establish a Committee on Non-Instructional Officers Affairs—defeated

2.       Resolution Regarding Changes to the Rules of University Conduct—adopted

3.       Resolution Concerning Recruitment by Discriminatory Employers in Columbia University Facilities—defeated

 

November 14, 1987

1.       Housing: Report on and debate of the evictions of lapsed Columbia University affiliates from University housing and allegations of warehousing of vacant apartments by the University

2.       Report from Faculty Affairs Committee regarding the Status of Fringe Benefits for Faculty

3.       Resolution Concerning Senate Ticket Policy—referred to Structure and Operations Committee

 

January 30, 1987

1.       Housing: Report on Institutional Real Estate Vacancies and Discussion of the housing assignment process and the Senate Housing Policy Committee’s jurisdiction

2.       Committee on Education report regarding its examination into the possibility and desirability of lengthening the reading periods

3.       Faculty Affairs report regarding the creation of non-professorial language teacher appointments

4.       Resolution Concerning Scholarship Fund to Memorialize Stuart Garcia—adopted

 

February 27, 1987

1.       Debate regarding decision to hold Senate in closed session

2.       Resolution Concerning Restrictions on Access to Federal Information—adopted

3.       Resolution Concerning Dissemination of Federal Information adopted

4.       Resolution Concerning the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday adopted

5.       Resolution Concerning Housing Crisis—referred to Executive Committee

 

March 27, 1987

1.       Reports on and discussion of March 22 racial incident on campus

2.       March 23, 1987 Presidential Statement regarding racism on campus—endorsed by Senate

3.       Memorandum Concerning Policies on Externally Funded Projects and Programs—received

4.       Resolution Concerning Table Grape Boycott—defeated

5.       Resolution regarding Community Relations—referred to Community Relations

 

April 24, 1987

1.       Discussion of Dean’s report on March 22, 1987, racial incident

2.       Discussion of President’s report regarding the administrative decision to allow police on campus and discussion of the arrest of the protesters resulting from this action

3.       Resolution Concerning Divestment from specific corporations including IBM—defeated

4.       Resolution to amend the Statutes to create appointments for non-professorial language teachers—adopted

5.       Report of the Subcommittee on Student/Faculty Trustees

6.       Resolution of apology to Professor Marcellus Blount—adopted

 

September 18, 1987

1.       Senator Thomas King reported that the Executive Committee had conducted no business under summer powers besides approving a minor amendment to the Business School Calendar

2.       Senator Norman Mintz announced that Columbia had concluded the divestment of all its stock in the U.S. companies with operations in South Africa.

 

October 23, 1987

1.       Report of the Student Affairs Committee on harassment of women by construction workers on Columbia and Barnard sites

2.       Faculty Affairs Committee reported on the recent restructuring of health insurance premiums

3.       Resolution concerning the use of South Field—withdrawn

 

November 20,1987

1.       Report of the Student Affairs Committee announcing a racial awareness project called CARA

2.       Report of the Physical Development Committee on fundraising bazaars on Low Plaza

3.       Report of the Committee on Community Relations encouraging constituents to support the annual drive of the Columbia Committee for Community Services

 

December 18, 1987

1.       Statement regarding waiver for athletes

 

January 29, 1988

1.       Resolution concerning joint Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and Public Health—adopted

2.       Resolution concerning statements of attendance for the American Language Program—adopted

 

February 26, 1988

1.       Resolution concerning Disruption of University functions adopted

2.       Resolution to Broaden Commission Report—no action taken

3.       Resolution concerning Statement of Attendance for Management Systems Laboratory—adopted

4.       Resolution concerning Statement of Attendance for Four Computer Technology Programs—adopted

 

March 25, 1988

1.       Resolution to Amend the Rules of the University Conduct—adopted

2.       Report from Libraries Committee urging the University to commit it immediately to raising funds for the purpose of creating a separate undergraduate library.

3.       A written report from the Community Relations Committee informing the Senate about the problem of homelessness in the areas surrounding both campuses and steps being taken by the University to meet the challenge.

 

April 22, 1988

1.       Resolution to Amend the Rules, Section 417K

2.       Resolution to Amend the Rules, Section 413a (8)

3.       Resolution regarding Ad-Hoc Committee to Examine Relationship with Barnard College—withdrawn

4.       Resolution concerning Organ Donation Awareness—passed

5.       Resolution concerning Birthdates on CUIDS—passed

6.       Resolution concerning change in degree requirements for Master of Science degree in Library Service—adopted

 

September 1988

1.       Discussion about the possibility of a strike by clerical workers in District 65

 

October 1988

1.       President Sovern hailed the recent success of the football team in defeating Princeton.

 

November 1988

1.       Discussion about government relations, the successful orientation programs at the College and School of Engineering, and the new Hamilton Report on race relations

2.       Discussion on recent Congressional action affecting the taxability of tuition benefits

3.       Resolution concerning the Establishment of a Racial and Religious Harassment and Discrimination Policy—withdrawn in favor of a substitute resolution

4.       Resolution concerning harassment based on Sexual Orientation—passed

5.       Resolution concerning Presidential Communication of an Official Policy concerning homophobic harassment—withdrawn

 

December 9, 1988

1.       Discussion of proposal raised by the Student Affairs Committee that would require student caucus approval of administration committee appointments

2.       Statement and discussion regarding the appropriateness of one of the University libraries being named for John W. Burgess since he apparently held controversial views about the role of ex-slaves during Reconstruction

3.       Community Relations Committee asked Senators to encourage their constituents to contribute to the annual fund drive of Columbia Community Service

 

January 1989

1.       Resolution on Gender-Neutral Language—passed as amended with a few nays (voice vote)

2.       Resolution concerning a Statutory Certificate Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies—passed

3.       Resolution concerning a Joint Degree Program and Cross-Registration Program Between Columbia University and Juilliard School of Music—passed

 

February 24, 1989

1.       Resolution of Thanks to Senator John Mason Harding

2.       Resolution concerning Statutory Certificate in Advanced General Dentistry—passed

3.       Resolution concerning New Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree Programs in Jewish Studies and Ancient Studies—passed by voice vote

4.       Resolution concerning the Change of Name of the Certificate on Pedodontics—passed by voice vote

5.       Resolution in Support of Women’s Freedom of Reproductive Choice—ruled out of order

6.       Resolution concerning Student Government Elections—passed

 

March 31, 1989

(No quorum present to conduct business)

 

April 28, 1989

1.       Discussion of the University’s commitment to address the needs and concerns of minority students and to create an environment on campus that furthers racial and cultural understanding

2.       Resolution concerning meetings on the University Senate—referred to Structure and Operations Committee

3.       Resolution concerning a Commission on Columbia’s Greek System—passed

4.       Resolution concerning the Billing System—passed (voice vote)

5.       Resolution concerning Three Amendments to the Rules of the University Conduct—passed

6.       Resolution concerning changes in Degree Requirements for the MS in Architecture and Building Design and the MS in Architecture and Urban Design—passed (voice vote)

7.       Resolution in Honor of Robert F. Goldberger Provost, of the University—passed

8.       Resolution in Honor of Norman N. Mintz—passed

9.       Approval of the 1990–91 Academic Calendar—passed

 

September 1989

1.       Discussion about the new committee on Civility, and the Justice Department investigation into alleged price-fixing by many top-ranked colleges

2.       Resolution to grant speaking privileges to non-senators—referred without discussion

 

October 1989

1.       Discussion about the future of the programs in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

2.       Resolution to approve a Statement of Attendance on the Writing Program. The Education Committee resolution approved the issuance of a non-degree document to special students who complete a series of General Studies writing courses—moved and passed (voice vote)

 

November 1989

1.       Discussion about the recent campus debate over the permissibility of student council’s allocating student activities fees to fund political activities

2.       Resolution to abolish the Administrative Board of the Summer Session—adopted (voice vote)

3.       Resolution concerning the creation of a special committee on security—passed (voice vote)

 

December 1989

1.       President Sovern announced that a fair contract settlement had been reached with the Transport Worker’s Union, which includes maintenance workers and security guards.

 

January 1990

1.       President Sovern gave an extensive report on the ongoing efforts being made to assure that Columbia is a truly racially integrated community.

2.       Resolution to amend Section 71b of the University Statutes. Would lift an exemption of eligibility for a ninth year that now applies to non-tenured faculty members who have taken a leave of absence or served temporarily as administrators—passed (voice vote)

3.       Resolution to Change the Name of the Department of Applied Physics and Nuclear Engineering—Would recognize that this department had eliminated its undergraduate program in Nuclear Engineering by dropping the last half of its title—passed (voice vote)

 

February 1990

1.       The President reported in detail on the University’s reaction to the rape of a female student in her dormitory by an employee of Summit Security, a private company that supplies security guards to off-campus buildings.

2.       Resolution Concerning Class Scheduling, Enrollment and Registration The resolution identified several administrative problems affecting mainly students and proposed steps to correct them—passed, with one opposed (voice vote)

3.       Discussion about the plight of Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza whose Universities have been closed by the Israeli government for two years because of unrest

 

March 1990

(No quorum present)

 

April 1990

1.       Enacting Resolution for Final Report of the Commission on Nondiscriminatory Policies and Procedures—-passed

2.       Resolution Concerning the Educational Issues in the Current Review of the School of Library Service—adopted as amended

3.       Resolution Concerning the Continuous Monitoring of Changes in the Status of Columbia University’s Educational Units—passed

4.       Resolution to Adopt a Policy Statement on Community Relations—passed

5.       Resolution Concerning the Establishment of Academic Relationships Between Columbia and Bir Zeit Universities—tabled

6.       Discussion of Academic Calendar for 1990–91 Possibility was discussed of lengthening the spring Semester study period

7.       Agreement in principle was reached on a list of instructional information to be supplied annually by the administration to Senate Committees

 

April 27, 1990

1.       Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Joint Degree Business/Nursing—tabled

3.       Current Review of School of Library Service/Substitute Resolution to Facilitate Senate Participation in the Current Review of the School of Library Service—adopted (voice vote)

4.       Establishment of Academic Relationships Between Columbia and Bir Zeit Universities—tabled

 

October 10, 1990

1.       Joint Degree Business/Nursing—Re—tabled

 

November 9, 1990

1.       Joint Degree Business/Nursing—adopted (voice vote)

 

December 12, 1990

1.       Amend Statutes in regard to the Earl Hall Advisory Committee—no quorum

 

January 18, 1991

1.       Amend Statutes in regard to the Earl Hall Advisory Committee—no quorum

2.       Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Degree Program in South Asian Studies—adopted (voice vote)

 

February 15, 1991

1.       Armed Forces Discriminatory Policies and Recruitment on Campus—no quorum

 

March 15, 1991

1.       Armed Forces Discriminatory Policies and Recruitment on Campus—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Further Resolution concerning Continuous Monitoring of Changes in Columbia University’s Educational Units—adopted (voice vote)

3.       Reductions in State Dental Clinic Subsidy Fund—adopted (voice vote)

 

April 12, 1991

1.       Two New Joint Degree Programs Master of Science Public Health/M.D. and D.D.S.—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted (voice vote)

 

October 18, 1991

1.       Establishment of Rape Crisis Center—adopted with amendments (voice vote/1 opposed)

 

December 13, 1991

1.       Amend University Statutes to Provide Professors and Associate Professors with Unmodified Titles (P&S)—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Establishment of a Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse—adopted (voice vote)

 

February 28, 1991

1.       Doctoral Degree in Nursing Science—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Ten Statutory Certificates Clinical Specialization Subsets of Existing Masters Curricula in the School of Nursing—adopted (voice vote)

 

April 24, 1992

1.       Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted

2.       Amend By-Laws to Expand Floor Privileges—no quorum

3.       Childcare Appointment Extension Policy—

4.       Parental Workload Relief—tabled

5.       Amend University Statutes to Provide for New Appointments in School of Journalism—adopted (voice vote)

6.       Extend University’s Patent Policy to Cover Students—tabled

7.       Faculty and Student Representation on the Committee on Libraries and Academic Computing Facilities—-adopted (voice vote)

8.       Establish Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in Modern European Studies—adopted (voice vote)

9.       Establish Statutory Certificate for Postdoctoral Respecialization in School of Psychology—adopted (voice vote)

10.   Establish new Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs in Economic Policy Management—adopted (voice vote)

11.   Adopt a Basic Academic Calendar for 1992–93—adopted (voice vote)

12.   Adopt Basic Academic Calendars for 1993–1994 through 2000–2001—adopted (voice vote)

13.   Establish Community Service Clearinghouse—no action taken

 

September 18, 1992

1.       Amend By-Laws to Expand Floor Privileges—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Parental Workload Relief—adopted w/amendment (voice vote)

3.       Extend University’s Patent Policy to Cover Students—adopted (voice vote)

4.       Establish Community Service Clearinghouse—Referred back to sponsoring committee

 

October 23, 1992

1.       New Ph.D. in Architecture—adopted (voice vote)

 

November 13, 1992

1.       Amend University Statutes to Provide for Reapportionment of Seats in the University Senate Made Available by the Terminations of the School of Library Service—adopted (voice vote)

 

December 11, 1992

1.       Establish Master of Arts Degree in French Cultural Studies—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Family Sick Leave—adopted (voice vote)

 

March 26, 1993

1.       Change Doctor of Social Welfare (D.S.W.) Degree into a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Certificate in Mechanical Engineering for GM Employees in the Columbia Video Network—adopted (voice vote)

3.       Establish Community Service Clearinghouse—no action taken

4.       Change Mandate of Senate Budget Review Committee—tabled

 

April 23, 1993

1.       Continue Master’s Degree in Economic Policy Management for One Additional Year—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Doctoral Program in Medical Informatics—adopted (voice vote)

3.       Establish Teaching Resource Center—adopted (voice vote)

4.       Concerning Repetitive Stress Injury Syndrome—adopted w/ amendment (voice vote)

5.       Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted (voice vote)

6.       Endorse Boycott of Colorado—no action taken

 

September 24, 1993

1.       Resolution to Fly United Nations Flag—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Budget Review Committee Mandate—adopted (voice vote)

3.       Parental Workload Relief—adopted (voice vote)

 

October 15, 1993

1.       Investment Policy and South Africa—adopted w/ amendment (voice vote)

 

November 12, 1993

1.       Columbia Community Service—adopted (voice vote)

 

January 28, 1994

1.       Convert Certificate Program in Periodontics to a Master of Science Degree Program—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Establish University Policies and Procedures for Appointments to Special Nontenured Instructional Ranks—adopted (voice vote)

 

February 25, 1994

1.       Amend University Statutes to Provide for Appointments to Special Nontenured Instructional Ranks—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Move First Day of Classes in September 1994 to Accommodate Observances of Rosh Hashanah—adopted (voice vote)

3.       Establish Second Part of a Certificate Program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry—adopted (voice vote)

4.       Approve Statement of Attendance for a Seminar Program at the Harriman Institute—adopted (voice vote)

5.       Approve Master’s Degree in Economic Policy Management—adopted (voice vote)

6.       Consolidate two Engineering Departments as the Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Mining Engineering—withdrawn

 

March 25, 1994

1.       Establish Master of Arts Degree in the Visual Arts—adopted (voice vote)

 

April 29, 1994

1.       Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Abolish One-Third Participation Requirement in Senate Elections—Defeated (hand-vote)

3.       Create Department of Medical Informatics—adopted (voice vote)

4.       Resolution on U.N. 50—adopted w/ amendment (voice vote)

5.       Approve Statement of Attendance in American Legal Theory and Practice—adopted (voice vote)

6.       Establish Doctoral Subcommittee in Neurobiology and Behavior—adopted (voice vote)

 

September 23, 1994

1.       Abolish One-Third Participation Requirement in Senate Elections—adopted (voice vote)

 

October 21, 1994

1.       Resolution to Honor Senator Paul D. Carter upon His Retirement—adopted (voice vote)

 

December 9, 1994

1.       Change name of Otolaryngology Department at P&S—adopted (voice vote)

 

February 24, 1995

1.       Amend University Statutes to Provide for Childcare Appointment Extension for Faculty—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Establish New Major in Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science—adopted (voice vote)

3.       Change the Name of Department of Middle East Languages and Cultures—adopted (voice vote)

4.       Columbia’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Recruiting—adopted w/ amendment (voice vote)

5.       Consolidation of Student Affairs Committee and Student Caucus—Postponed

6.       Term Limits in the University Senate—Postponed

7.       Term Limits for Committee Chairs in the University Senate—Postponed

 

March 31, 1995

1.       Consolidation of Student Affairs Committee and Student Caucus—no action taken

2.       Term Limits in the University Senate—no action taken

3.       Term Limits for Committee Chairs in the University Senate—no action taken

4.       In Support of Speech Program—no action taken

 

April 28, 1995

1.       Series of Resolutions Establishing New Sexual Assault Policy—adopted w/ amendments (voice vote)

2.       Consolidation of Student Affairs Committee and Student Caucus—no action taken

3.       Term Limits in the University Senate—no action taken

4.       Term Limits for Committee Chairs in the University Senate—no action taken

5.       In Support of Speech Program—adopted (voice vote)

6.       Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted (voice vote)

7.       Convert a Certificate Program in Prosthodontics to an Master of Science Degree Program—adopted (voice vote)

8.       Resolution to Honor Frank P. Grad—adopted (voice vote)

 

September 22, 1995

1.       Consolidation of Student Affairs Committee and Student Caucus—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Term Limits in the University Senate—Defeated (hand vote)

3.       Term Limits for Committee Chairs in the University Senate—Defeated (hand vote)

 

November 17, 1995

1.       Revise Standards for Non-Degree Documents (Statements of Attendance and Statutory Certificates—adopted (voice vote)

 

December 15, 1995

1.       Establish Ph.D. Degree Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology—withdrawn

2.       Approve a Statutory Certificate in Conservation Biology—withdrawn

3.       Approve a Statutory Certificate in Environmental Policy—withdrawn

 

January 26, 1996

1.       Establish Ph.D. Degree Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Approve a Statutory Certificate in Conservation Biology—adopted (voice vote)

3.       Approve a Statutory Certificate in Environmental Policy—adopted (voice vote)

 

February 23, 1996

1.       Rename Department of Geological Sciences as Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences—adopted (voice vote)

2.       Establish Dual Degree Program in Earth and Environmental Science Journalism—adopted (voice vote)

 

March 29, 1996

1.       Appoint an Alumni Representative to the Executive Committee of the University Senate—no quorum

 

April 26, 1996

1.       Appoint Alumni Representative to the Executive Committee of the University Senate—no quorum

2.       Three Resolutions to Add Slots to Senate Committees—adopted (voice vote)

3.       Establish a Committee on Promotional Policy and Salary Equity—adopted (voice vote)

4.       Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted (voice vote)

5.       Establish new Master of Arts Degree in Japanese Language Pedagogy—adopted (voice vote)

6.       Establish new Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Health Sciences—adopted (voice vote)

 

September 27, 1996

1.       Appoint Alumni Representative to the Executive Committee of the University Senate—Defeated (hand vote)

2.       Expand Membership of Executive and Budget Review Committees of the University Senate (Administrative,

3.       Research, and Library Staffs)—Defeated (hand vote)

4.       Expand Membership of the Executive and Budget Review Committees of the University Senate (Library Staff)—Defeated (hand vote)

5.       Merger of Community and External Relations Committees of the University Senate, to be called the External Relations Committee—adopted (hand vote)

 

October 24, 1996

1.       Amend Section 73 of University Statutes—tabled

 

November 22, 1996

1.        Act for the Improvement of Grievance Investigations by the Faculty Affairs Committee of the University Senate—adopted (voice vote)

 

February 21, 1997

1.       Resolution to Establish the Columbia Earth Institute—adopted w/ amendments (voice vote)

2.       Amend Section 73 of the University Statutes—withdrawn

 

March 28, 1997

1.       Appoint Alumni Representative to the Executive Committee of the University Senate—defeated (hand vote)

2.       Establish Master of Arts Degree Program in Russian and/or Slavic Cultures—tabled

 

April 25, 1997

1.       Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted

2.       Form Ad Hoc Committee on Enlargement Oversight—adopted (hand vote)

3.       Establish new Master of Arts Degree Program in Slavic Cultures—adopted (voice vote)

4.       Establish new Master of Arts Degree Program in Romance Languages—adopted (voice vote)

5.       Establish new Master of Arts Degree Program in Critical and Curatorial Studies—adopted (voice vote)

6.       To Recognize Three Senate Stalwarts (Jennifer Bell, Karl Kroeber, and Edgar Housepian)—adopted (voice vote)

 

September 26, 1997

1.   Establish joint programs in medicine and business administration, and in dentistry and business administration—adopted

2.   Establish Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics of Finance—adopted

 

January 30, 1998

1.   Establish a doctoral program in communications—adopted

2.   Resolution to add “Applied Mathematics” to the name of the Department of Applied Physics—adopted

 

February 27, 1998

1.   Establish a master of arts degree program in physics and philosophy—adopted

2.   Establish a liberal studies master of arts degree program in human rights—adopted

3.   Create a non-degree document for the certification of professional achievement—adopted

 

March 27, 1998

1.   Establish a certificate in dental assisting—adopted

2.   Establish certificates in the conservation of historic buildings and the management of archaeological sites

3.   Resolution on University Libraries and AcIS—adopted, as amended

4.   An Act to Establish the tenure Review Advisory Committee and Define Its Responsibilities­—discussed

 

April 24, 1998

1.   Resolution to Mandate the Formulation of University Policy Guidelines Regarding Any Acceptance of Funds from Foreign Governments or Sale to Foreign Governments of Campus Buildings and/or Real Property Earmarked as Educational Facilities—adopted, as amended

2.   Resolution to Extend the Term of the Alternative Procedure for Hearing Cases of Sexual Misconduct Involving Students, and to Further Study the Provisions of the Alternative Procedure—adopted

3.   An Act to Establish the tenure Review Advisory Committee and Define Its Responsibilities­—substitute resolution adopted, with amendments

4.   Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted

 

September 18, 1998

1.   Appointment of task force to review the sexual assault policy—approved

2.   Trustees response to the statutory amendment defining the Tenure Review Advisory Committee, passed by the Senate in April

3.   Discussion of the University’s contract to sell 50 acres of land in Orangetown, NY

 

October 23, 1998

1.   Executive Committee reply to the July 29 letter from Trustee chairman Stephen Friedman returning the Senate’s April resolution on the Tenure Review Advisory Committee

 

November 30, 1998

1.   Resolution to add new faculty titles tot he University Statutes—adopted, with one abstention (voice vote)

2.   Proposed “Sense of the Senate” on issues raised by the University’s contract to sell 50 acres of land in Orangetown, NY—adopted (voice vote)

3.   Resolution to amend Chapter XL of the Statutes to add regulations governing sales of University educational facilities to foreign governments—discussed; remanded to proponent (External Relations) for reworking

 

December 11, 1998

1.   Revised resolution to amend Chapter XL of the Statutes—adopted (voice vote)

2.   Establish Master of Science Degree in quantitative methods in the social sciences—adopted (voice vote)

 

February 26, 1999

1.   Establish Master of Science Degree in earth resources engineering—adopted

2.   Establish Master of Science Degree in financial engineering­—adopted

3.   Establish Master of Arts Degree in regional studies: East Asia—tabled

4.   Establish Master of Arts Degree in regional studies: Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe—tabled

 

March 26, 1999

1.   Establish Master of Arts Degree in regional studies: East Asia—adopted

2.   Establish Master of Arts Degree in Regional Studies: Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe—adopted

3.   Discussion of a possible code of conduct for manufacturers of apparel bearing Columbia’s name or logo

 

April 30, 1999

1.   Resolution to Support University Affiliation with the Fair Labor Association—discussed; remanded to proponent (External Relations) for reworking

2.   Establish Master of Arts in Conservation Biology—adopted, with two abstentions

3.   Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted

 

September 24, 1999

1.   Resolution to Reorganize the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry—adopted, as amended

2.   Establish an Institute for Cancer Genetics—adopted, as amended

3.   Establish Department of Biomedical Engineering—adopted, as amended

 

October 22, 1999

1.   Interim report from External Relations on its subcommittee working on workplace code of conduct for apparel manufacturers

2.   Interim report from the Task Force on Sexual Misconduct

3.   Establish the Taub Institute on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain—adopted

 

November 12, 1999

1.   Update from External Relations on subcommittee working on revising the Fair Labor Association (FLA) Workplace Code of Conduct

2.   Report of the Task Force on Sexual Misconduct, with petition statement from Policy Reform Organization (PRO) of the Rape Crisis Center

 

December 17, 1999

1.   Establish Master of Arts in African American Studies

2.   Revised report of the Task Force on Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure

3.   Report from External Relations, with revised code of workplace conduct and resolution for discussion

 

January 28, 2000

1.   Resolution to Adopt a Code of Workplace Conduct for Columbia University’s Licensees—adopted, as amended

2.   Student response to the Task Force on Sexual Misconduct recommendations on the Sexual Misconduct Policy

 

February 25, 2000

1.   Resolution to enact a new University policy on student sexual misconduct­—adopted, as amended, with a few nays and one abstention (voice vote)

2.   Establish Master of Arts in Biotechnology—adopted

 

March 31, 2000

1.   Resolution to Join the Workers Rights Consortium While Maintaining Membership in the Fair Labor Association—adopted

2.   Discussion of Columbia University Copyright Policy draft

3.   Establish Master of Arts Degree in Museum Anthropology—adopted

4.   Resolution to Assure Regular Procedures in Senate Deliberations on the Proposed Copyright Policy—withdrawn

 

April 28, 2000

1.   Report from external on the founding conference of the Workers Rights Consortium

2.   Resolution to Adopt a New Columbia University Copyright Policy—adopted

3.   Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted

4.   Resolution to Provide for Senate Consultation in the Implementation of the Columbia University Copyright Policy—adopted, as amended

 

September 22, 2000

1.   Update from Senator Emily Lloyd, Executive Vice President for Administration, on the implementation of the new sexual misconduct policy, including the appointment of a coordinator for education and prevention

2.   Update from Eugene Litwak, chair of External Relations, on sweatshop issues, including actions during the summer by the Fair Labor Association and the Worker Rights Consortium

 

October 27, 2000

1.   Report from Faculty Affairs on distance learning and Fathom.com and the University policy on email privacy

2.   Report from Education on committee approval of summer program leading to Certification of Professional Achievement in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

 

November 17, 2000

1.   Establish a new institute at Reid Hall­—adopted, as amended

 

December 8, 2000

1.   Report from the subcommittee inquiring into Fathom.com

2.   Establish a new Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology—adopted

 

January 26, 2001

1.   Establish an Ad Hoc Committee on Research Staff Affairs—adopted

2.   Establish Six Departments in the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health—adopted

3.   Establish the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP)—adopted

 

February 23, 2001

1.   Establish Ad Hoc Committee on Online Learning and Digital Media Initiatives—tabled, remanded to committee

 

March 30, 2001

1.   Amend Statutory Provisions for the Apportionment of University Senate Seats—tabled, no quorum

2.   Establish an Ad Hoc Committee on Online Learning and Digital Media Initiatives—adopted

 

April 27, 2001

1.   Amend Statutory Provisions for the Apportionment of University Senate Seats—adopted

2.   Establish a Public Policy Studies Certificate Program­—adopted

3.   Establish the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology—adopted

4.   Resolution Concerning Summer Powers—adopted

 

September 28, 2001

1.   Update on sweatshop issues, including actions during the summer by the Fair Labor Association and the Worker Rights Consortium (External Relations)

2.   Resolution Concerning the Name Change of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry—adopted

 

October 26, 2001

1.   Report from Senator Emily Lloyd, Executive Vice President for Administration, on new security measures the University is adopting in response to recent terrorist attacks

2.   Report from Student Affairs on preliminary plans for a Senate hearing on the unionization of students who teach at Columbia

3.   Resolution Reaffirming Free and Open Debate in the Aftermath of Recent Terrorist Attacks (Student Affairs)—adopted, with 1 abstention

 

November 16, 2001

1.   Report from the Commission on the Status of Women: “Advancement of Women through the Academic Ranks of the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Where Are the Leaks in the Pipeline?”

2.   Resolution of Appreciation for the Work of the Commission on the Status of Women—adopted

 

December 14, 2001

1.   Update from Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing

2.   Annual letter from the provost

3.   Resolution Seeking Greater Budget Transparency—adopted

 

February 1, 2002

1.   Report from Education Committee on the Master of Public Administration program to be conducted at Biosphere 2

2.   Discussion of hearings on the unionization of students who teach at Columbia

 

February 22, 2002

1.   Report from Faculty Affairs on Some Inequities in Faculty Salaries

2.   Resolution to Establish a Certificate in Comparative Literature and Society—adopted

3.   Resolution to Establish a Ph.D. Program in Kinesiology­—adopted