The Senate is a University-wide legislature, representing faculty, students, and other constituencies. It makes policy on a range of issues that affect the entire University or more than one school, including educational programs and priorities, the budget, academic freedom and tenure, the conduct of research, the libraries, information technology, Columbia's external relations, student sexual misconduct, rules governing political demonstrations, and the welfare of faculty, students, and research officers. Trustee concurrence is required for acts of the Senate.
The Senate has 108 voting seats, with 63 reserved for faculty, 24 for students, 6 for officers of research,
2 each for administrative staff, librarians, and alumni, and 9 for senior administrators including the president, who chairs monthly plenaries.
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Sen. Regina Martuscello, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, was recently chosen by the postdoc community to receive the Scott Smemo Memorial Postdoc Service Award. Her service includes membership in the Senate Research Officers and Housing Policy committees and contributions to the work of the Campus Planning Committee and the Commission on the Status of Women. Sen. Daniel Savin, who chairs the Research Officers Committee, announced the news at the December 7 plenary.
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FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
STATEMENT ON GRIEVANCES
At the final plenary of the 2016-17 Senate session on April 28, the Faculty Affairs Committee announced a new statement of the procedures it follows when it investigates faculty grievances. Based on the accounts of grievances in the University Statutes, the Senate By-laws and the Provost's Faculty Handbook, the statement describes the relevant rules, as well as the customs the committee has developed over the years in this work.
The next Senate plenary will be Friday, February 8,
1:15 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Schapiro CEPSR.
Anyone with CUID is welcome.
All Fridays at 1:15 p.m.
NOTE: Some locations have changed. Please consult the agenda for meeting location.
Davis Auditorium, Schapiro CEPSR
Location to be announced.
School of Nursing, 560 West 168 Street, 7th Floor Event Space
Faculty Room, 207 Low Library
Click on dates of past Senate meetings for agendas with links to documents
Fridays at 1:15 p.m.
Here are agendas of
from prior years.