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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At the Senate plenary on February 8, Sens. Zoha Qamar (SEAS undergraduate, center) and Danielle Resheff (CC, right), along with Aja Johnson (left) of the Columbia College Student Council, presented a proposal from the student councils of the College, SEAS and GS to provide free feminine sanitary products in bathrooms across campus.
SENATE COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORTS
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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, March 8,
103 Jerome Greene Hall.
Anyone with CUID is welcome.
All Fridays at 1:15 p.m.
NOTE: Some locations have changed. Please consult the agenda for meeting location.
103 Jerome Greene Hall
School of Nursing, 560 West 168 Street, 7th Floor Event Space
104 Jerome Greene Hall
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.