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Assembly Name: Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
9 Extending Voting Membership to Standing Committee Chairpersons Tabled Indefinitely The GPSA grants voting rights only to a subset of its members, the composition of which is proportional to the Assembly constituent divisions. This resolution amends the GPSA Charter to grant ex officio Voting Membership to the chairpersons of the GPSA standing committees, provided that the Chairpersons are democratically elected, and that no future amendment allows Chairpersonship to be granted without a general election. 12/07/2020 7:00pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2020-2021
8 Maintaining the University Assembly’s Jurisdiction Over the Code of Conduct Submitted to the President The GPSA re-affirms the University Assembly’s (UA) jurisdiction over the Codes and Procedures with consultation with the Student Assembly (SA) and GPSA. The GPSA asserts that the Code and Procedures must remain independent documents reviewed by an independent body, the UA, that does not oversee any office that makes decisions on student responsibility. The GPSA echoes the sentiments expressed by the SA, unanimously, in Resolution 19 on 12/05/2020. 12/09/2020 11:15am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2020-2021
7 Urging for Graduate Teaching Assistants to Have the Right to Decide their Instruction Modality for Spring 2021 Submitted to the President In light of the global pandemic and Cornell University conducting instructions in a hybrid manner, graduate Teaching Assistants should be given the absolute autonomy to decide their mode of teaching instruction (online/in-person) without any form of coercion. 12/09/2020 11:15am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2020-2021
6 On the Proposed Changes to the Student Code of Conduct Acknowledged by the President The GPSA expresses its dissatisfaction with the process of changing the Student Code of Conduct. The GPSA lists several concerns with the new proposed Student Code of Conduct and notes several changes it supports. 12/22/2020 4:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2020-2021
5 Approving the GPSA Internal Budget for the 2020-2021 Term Submitted to the President This resolution provides the recommended internal budget for the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly for the 2020-2021 term. 12/09/2020 11:15am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2020-2021
4 Enabling Prizes for Events to be Purchased with GPSAFC Funding Accepted by the President This resolution updates the GPSA Finance Commission Funding Guides to allow groups to give out prizes at Finance Commission-funded events. Gift card prizes and cash prizes are still prohibited. 11/17/2020 5:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2020-2021
3 On the Proposed Changes to the Student Code of Conduct Tabled Indefinitely The GPSA expresses its dissatisfaction with the process of changing the Student Code of Conduct. The GPSA lists several concerns with the new proposed Student Code of Conduct and notes several changes it supports. 10/26/2020 6:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2020-2021
2 Condemning the proposed DHS Ruling requiring a fixed period of stay for International students Acknowledged by the President The proposed DHS ruling limiting F1 and J1 visas to a fixed 4-year or 2-year term detrimentally affects international students. The GPSA states support for our international student community and calls on Cornell administration to oppose this ruling. 12/02/2020 1:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2020-2021
1 Changes to the GPSA Finance Commission Funding Guidelines Accepted by the President This resolution proposes two sets of changes to the GPSA Finance Commission Funding Guidelines: a set of temporary policies that will apply during the 2020-2021 academic year only, and a set of permanent changes to the Funding Guidelines. 09/24/2020 5:15pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2020-2021