REMINDER: PLENARY TONIGHT
Plenary Meeting Schedule
Meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm in Room 206 in the Casa Hispanica (612 West 116th Street). All are welcome!
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Social Science Senate
GSAC is accepting nominations for the Columbia University Social Science Graduate Student Senate Seat until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. 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, and more. The Senate has 108 voting seats, with 24 reserved for students. Find out more about the University Senate at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/senate/
Please submit your nomination, which should include a short campaign statement of no more than 250 words, in the application located here: GSAS Student Senate Nomination Form
Contact GSAC President, Sarah Joseph with any questions.
Candidates must be able to:
· Serve through the end of this academic year, though ideally for two academic years
· Be in a Social Science Department (see below)
· Communicate with the GSAC Steering Committee on University Senate updates and information on a monthly basis
· Maintain good academic standing and demonstrate professional decorum as a GSAS student Senator
Columbia University Social Sciences: anthropology, economics, history, political science, sociology
GSAC Travel Grant Applications Now Open
Eligible graduate students may apply for individual travel grants (up to $500) to defray the costs associated with presenting their work at academic conferences and workshops. Conference registration fees, transportation (by the most economical means available), and lodging (excluding meals) may all be reimbursed. Travel grants will be awarded twice annually, with preference given to those who show demonstrated need based on an evaluation of the applications by the finance committee.
Applications and more details can be found on the GSAC webpage
Please e-mail the GSAC Finance Chair at finance.gsac [at] columbia.edu with questions.
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Getting involved with GSAC
If you would like to become involved with GSAC, please consider becoming a Department Representative. Department Representatives are a department’s voice on GSAC. They serve as voting members of the plenary (steering committee members are nonvoting), in addition to serving on committees where much of the policy and decisions are deliberated and GSAC’s plans are executed. Many GSAS departments do not currently have a representative. See here for a list of vacant positions.