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Assembly Name: Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
18 Financial Incentive for Executive Committee Submitted to the President In order to solidify the GPSA’s commitment to equitable participation in the shared governance model, this resolution seeks to provide a financial incentive to those who fill roles on the GPSA Executive Committee. 04/25/2022 2:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
17 Amending GPSA Election Procedures Accepted by the President This resolution seeks to provide the entire graduate and professional student community with the ability to participate in GPSA elections. 04/25/2022 2:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
16 Resolution 16: GPSA Reserve Fund Drawdown Submitted to the President At the end of the GPSA year, all unused funds are transferred to a reserve fund. There is currently a substantial amount of funds in the reserve account, with no official mechanisms to draw down from this account. 04/25/2022 5:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
16 GPSA Reserve Fund Drawdown Submitted to the President At the end of the GPSA year, all unused funds are transferred to a reserve fund. There is currently a substantial amount of funds in the reserve account, with no official mechanisms to draw down from this account. 05/09/2022 6:00pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
15 Increasing the Number of Sustainable Waste Receptacles on Campus Acknowledged by the President In order to ensure Cornell University remains a clean, safe, environmentally sustainable, and ecologically compatible educational and living community, investments must be made to investigate existing waste management practices as a means of identifying existing short-comings and opportunities to incorporate technology, engineering, and innovation. 04/13/2022 2:15pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
14 Support for Faculty Senate proposed Resolution: Inclusion and Prioritization of a New Natatorium in the 'Do the Greatest Good' Capital Campaign Adopted by the Assembly The current conditions of the pools at Cornell have left students, faculty, staff, and varsity athletic teams from being unable to use them. 04/13/2022 2:15pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
13 Resolution Commending the Service of Wendy Treat, Office of the Assemblies Senior Coordinator Submitted to the President In her role as Senior Coordinator, Wendy Treat has served the Cornell Office of Assemblies for the past two years. In that time, Wendy has specifically served the Cornell Graduate and Professional Student Assembly and has provided this body with direct support. This resolution commends Wendy for her dedication and continued service to the Cornell community. 02/24/2022 3:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
12 Recommendation for the Graduate and Professional Student Activity Fee for 2022-2024 Submitted to the President The GPSA, during the fall semester of odd-numbered years, through the authority delegated by the President of the University and the Board of Trustees, shall be charged with recommending the amount and the allocation of the Graduate and Professional Student Activity Fee, subject to the approval of the President of the University. 12/21/2021 1:15pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
10 Resolution Establishing a Vice President of Finance on the Executive Committee & Renaming of Finance Commission and Finance Commission Chair Waiting for Submission to the President The GPSA Charter (hereafter ‘the Charter’), Article V, Section 5.01 establishes four officers, including: (1) the President, (2) the Executive Vice President, (3) the Vice President for Operations, and (4) the Vice President for Communications. This resolution seeks to redefine the current Appropriations Commission and its Chairperson (referenced Article III, Section 3.05 of the GPSA Bylaws AMD 09/26/16) as the GPSA Finance Committee and, further, make its Chairperson the Vice President of Finance, providing said Chairperson with a seat on the Executive Committee (referenced in Article V, Section 5.01 of the Charter). Further, the resolution seeks to rename the current Finance Commission and its Chairperson (referenced in Article III, Section 3.07 of the GPSA Bylaws AMD 09/26/16) the Appropriations Committee and Appropriations Committee Chairperson, respectively, in order to accurately articulate the duties of the body. The resolution, generally, does not seek to alter the duties of either body. 11/15/2021 5:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
9 Amending the Charter of the GPSA to Fill Vacant Voting Member Seats Tabled Indefinitely Reaching a quorum and being able to vote on GPSA resolutions is of the utmost importance. Different graduate and professional divisions have not been able to fill voting member vacancies within the GPSA. Currently, there is not a mechanism to fill these specific vacancies with graduate and professional students who are willing to serve. 11/01/2021 6:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
8 Proposed Charter Amendment for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle Tabled Indefinitely This resolution amends the GPSA Charter Appendix A for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle. The change allows the Chair of the Appropriations Committee to act without a committee, in coordination with the Executive Committee. This is necessitated by unforeseen delays in the election of the Chair and no committee members as yet appointed. 11/01/2021 6:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
7 GPSA Internal Budget for the 2021-2022 Term Submitted to the President This resolution establishes the GPSA Internal Budget for the 2021-2022 term. 12/21/2021 12:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
6 Paperless Agendas for GPSA Meetings Submitted to the President This resolution ends the printing and distribution of paper agendas, resolutions, and minutes for regular GPSA meetings and establishes a means by which members may request such printing if it is necessary or helpful in order to enable meeting participation. 12/21/2021 12:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
5 Calling on Cornell University to Appropriately Recognize and Honor Veterans Day Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls on University Administration to establish Veterans Day as a University-holiday where courses are canceled and University affiliates are not required to work. 10/29/2021 9:00am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
4 Increasing Graduate and Professional Student Engagement Through More Listserv Use Deferred by the President The GPSA in order to be able to connect with our constituents on a more regular basis, needs two more Listserv uses a month. 10/13/2021 11:15am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
3 Calling on Cornell University to Provide More Accommodations to Students with COVID-19 Submitted to the President This resolution calls upon the university to provide more hybrid and online accommodations for Graduate and Professional Students who are unable to attend class because of mandatory COVID-19 quarantines. 11/04/2021 5:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
2 Resolution Establishing a Vice President for Strategy and a Vice President for Administration on the Executive Committee Rejected by the Assembly This resolution moves to create the roles of Vice President for Strategy and Vice President for Administration to perform vital functions that have thus far been filled on an ad hoc basis by the current Executive Committee Officers. The Vice President for Strategy and the Vice President for Administration will assume all responsibilities that are traditionally affiliated with 16 managers of strategy and administration, thus ensuring that all GPSA business is administered by graduate and professional students with the proper expertise. 09/13/2021 6:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
1 Resolution Approving a Pre-Internal Budget Expense Rejected by the Assembly "Resolution 1: Resolution Approving a Pre-Internal Budget Expense" approves funding in the amount of $100.00 USD for costs associated with obtaining the services of an internet domain host to support the new GPSA website. 09/13/2021 6:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022