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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.

For more information, see "Introduction to the Senate."

At the Senate plenary on November 18, students listened as Provost John Coatsworth spoke about the university's promise to protect undocumented students. From left: Dante Mazza, CC student and Senate legislative aide; student senators Teresa Zhao (SEAS graduate), Izzet Kebudi (SEAS undergraduate) and Joshua Schenk (CC).


STUDENT UNIONIZATION:
THREE TOWN HALLS

SPONSORED BY
THE STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a union election on the Columbia campuses for December 7 and 8. The majority of those who vote will decide whether student research and teaching assistants will be represented by
Local 2110 of the United Auto Workers.

Come hear the arguments pro and con
and make your voice heard.

At CUMC:
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
P&S Amphitheater 1, 630 West 168 Street
Open to students only

On Morningside:
Friday, December 2, 3:00 p.m.
104 Jerome Greene Hall
Open to students only

Monday, December 5, 4:00 p.m.
103 Jerome Greene Hall
Open to all but questions from students only


Applications for student media credentials for Columbia University are being accepted now. Download the application form for credentials for
media outlets
or for freelancers.

The deadline has been extended
to 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2016.

For further information, please contact senate@columbia.edu.

The next plenary meeting will be Thursday, December 15, 1:15 p.m.,
Davis Auditorium
(Schapiro CEPSR).

Anyone with CUID is welcome.


SENATE PLENARIES

2016-2017

Fridays at 1:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Some locations to be announced.

September 23

October 21

November 18

December 15 (Thursday)
Davis Auditorium
(Schapiro CEPSR)

February 3
104 Jerome Greene

February 24
104 Jerome Greene

March 31
104 Jerome Greene

April  28
Location to be announced.


Click on dates of past Senate meetings for agendas with links to documents.

2015-2016

September 25

October 23

November 20

December 10 (Thursday)

February 5

February 26

April 1

April 29


Here are agendas of
Senate plenaries
from prior years.


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