Members of the University Senate Committee on the Rules of University Conduct fielded questions from a small but vocal group of students on Friday at the first and last town hall meeting addressing its proposed revisions to the rules released earlier this week.
Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers, the group of graduate students attempting to gain union recognition from the National Labor Relations Board, has consistently cited late pay as a serious grievance it plans to address if it achieves this goal.
The first draft of revisions to the Rules of University Conduct were quietly released by the rules committee on the University Senate website Tuesday, three days prior to the town hall on April 17.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions destroys records used to assess students’ applications prior to their matriculation.
In the third NLRB hearing, Columbia’s lawyer framed teaching Core courses as part of graduate students doctoral education, while the union’s lawyer framed it as professional. Montás, director of the Center for the Core Curriculum, testified.
Barnard administrators clarified key components of its Title IX Grievance Procedure for the first time to Spectator, revealing marked differences from Columbia’s policy.
The University Senate Rules of Conduct Committee presented a summary of the current version of the first draft of revisions to the Rules of Conduct at the University Senate plenary on Friday.
The Rules of Conduct, which provide “special, disciplinary rules applicable to demonstrations, rallies, picketing, and the circulation of petitions,” are currently under review for the first time in 22 years.
The University Senate plenary Thursday afternoon, which was attended by silent protesters from Columbia Prison Divest, featured updates on the revisions to the rules of conduct and arguments on the topic of divestment.
Union organizers say Columbia’s lawyers are focusing on whether GWC is a legitimate petitioner in order to delay the proceedings.