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|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|