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Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Term
14 Resolution 14: UA R14: Making Cornell's Economics program STEM-certified In Discussion Request that the University apply to the New York State Department of Education for the reclassification of the Cornell Economics major. 03/14/2018 2:39pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
13 Resolution 13: UA R13: Risley Crosswalk Resolution In Discussion The SAIFC urges the administration to take swift action to implement a crosswalk. 03/14/2018 2:32pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
12 Resolution 12: UA R12: Increasing Access to Gender Neutral Bathrooms on Campus In Discussion Request that Cornell University set the goal for itself that every building on campus will contain at least one gender neutral bathroom and residential buildings housing more than 400 people contain at least 2. 03/14/2018 2:24pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
11 Resolution 11: UA R11: Accepting President’s Proposal of a One-Year Term Extension for the Judicial Administrator Adopted This resolution accepts the President's proposal to extend the term of the current Judicial Administrator by one year, during which a new re-appointment process will be developed. 04/17/2018 3:39am University Assembly AY 2017-2018
10 Resolution 10: UA R10: In Support of E.A. R. 8: Furthering the Institutional Commitment to All LGBTQ+ Members of the Cornell Community In Discussion This resolution reiterates the recommendation from the Employee Assembly for the Division of Student & Campus Life and the Office of the Dean of Students to rescind the directive for the LGBTRC to no longer serve the ongoing support and educational needs of staff and faculty. It also reiterates the recommendation that the Divisions of Human Resources and Student & Campus Life should identify the resources to fully fund and staff (3) additional full-time, long-term professional staff position in the LGBTRC. 03/01/2018 4:42pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
9 Resolution 9: UA R9: Reinstating the Budget Planning Committee In Discussion The University Assembly formally requests that the president and provost, and the University Assembly reinstate the Budget Planning Committee as an associated committee of theUniversity Assembly, to convene its first meeting in September 2018. 03/14/2018 2:54pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
8 Resolution 8: UA R8: Request for Documents Relating to Mental Health Tabled Indefinitely Request that the documents from the most recent 37 external assessment provided by the JED Foundation along with the documents from their subsequent visit to Cornell’s campus this past summer be released to the public, and that administrators and staff involved in reviewing the JED Foundation assessment and identifying areas within Cornell’s mental health framework and initiatives that require further attention attend a University Assembly meeting to answer public questions. 02/28/2018 2:59pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
7 Resolution 7: UA R7: Charter Change Supporting the Office of the Complainant’s Advisor Rejected Changing the University Assembly Charter to include the provision that the Assembly approve each appointment or reappointment by the President of the University for the Complainant Advisor position. 04/02/2018 12:43pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
6 Resolution 6: UA R6: Integrating Sustainable Investments into Endowment Reports Submitted to the President Specific actions requested of President Pollack and the Board of Trustees to integrate sustainable investments into endowment reports. 01/23/2018 12:35pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
5 Resolution 5: UA R5: Bylaws Change Clarifying the Charge of the Codes & Judicial Committee Waiting for Submission to President Requests the University Assembly as a Policy 4.1 stakeholder in Policy 6.4 (or its successor); the Assembly’s approval of the Guidelines for the Display of Religious Symbols contained within the University’s Fire Safety Guidelines for Holiday Displays; and written behavioral policies regarding non-matriculated minors who are outside the full Campus Code of Conduct. 03/07/2018 5:53pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
4 Resolution 4: UA R4: Addressing Housekeeping Changes and Laying the Groundwork for a Holistic Evaluation of the Campus Code of Conduct Returned by President Addressing Housekeeping Changes and Laying the Groundwork for a Holistic Evaluation of the Campus Code of Conduct 12/07/2017 2:42pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
3 Resolution 3: UA R3: Calling for the Development of a Strategic Plan Submitted to the President University Assembly formally requests that the president and provost of Cornell University initiate a strategic planning process to begin in fall 2018 and be completed by spring of 2019. 01/29/2018 12:28pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
2 Resolution 2: UA R2: Condemning Hate Crimes Committee Review This resolution condemns violent, racist actions and calls on all members of the Cornell community to join us in this condemnation. 02/28/2018 3:31pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
1 Resolution 1: UA R1: Appointment of University Hearing Board and University Review Board Members for Academic Year 2017-2018 Adopted This resolution appoints members to the University Hearing Board & University Review Board (UHRB) for a two-year term. 02/27/2018 3:54pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018