The Smoking Policy Implementation Task Force presented its long-awaited report at Friday’s University Senate plenary, outlining how the senate’s smoking ban will be enforced throughout campus.
Representatives of the new coalition will meet with senior administrators on Monday morning to present a set of proposals to improve the way the University handles sexual mis conduct.
A number of procedural changes to the way sexual assault investigations are conducted will be implemented before the end of the school year, University Senator Marc Heinrich, CC ’16, said at Sunday’s Columbia College Student Council meeting.
The review, which was announced at the first plenary of the semester on Friday, will focus on the committee’s membership, its nomination process, and decision-making process.
The University Senate’s rules committee has a history of convening in response to student demonstrations. Now that it is quietly reconvening, members should vote to hold open meetings.
University President Lee Bollinger announced Wednesday morning that Columbia will release anonymous, aggregate data about the way it adjudicates sexual assault and gender-based misconduct, following months of student activism to make the University’s policies more transparent.
University Senate’s Student Affairs Committee released a statement Sunday night calling for action regarding the University’s sexual assault adjudication process.
New reports released Friday from the Senate’s quality of life survey reveal that undergraduate students are least satisfied with academic advising and career preparation and most satisfied with on-campus interviews and recruiting.
This semester, University senators are trying to alleviate the space crunch that limits students’ studying options during finals season.
University senators discussed an open-access policy for research and scholarly publications at Friday’s plenary, the third meeting of a relatively quiet semester.
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