This week in CCSC: LionSHARing, adding, and dropping
Correspondent Elizabeth Sedran brings you the highlights of this year’s first Columbia College Student Council meeting. Here’s a look at what CCSC has done over the summer and what’s to come.
What They’ve Done
- Joey Levy, CC ’17, was voted to the Elections Board. The Elections Board is responsible for selecting student council representatives and maximizing student voting turnout during elections. Levy said he wants to publicize elections better and create an incentivized voting system.
- CCSC has introduced a new ballot initiative: If 10 percent of the student body brings a petition to CCSC about an issue, the council will discuss it at the next meeting and take appropriate action.
- This week, CCSC hosted a transfer-to-transfer event so that new transfer students can meet and get advice from past transfer students.
- The Alumni Affairs Committee created a new software through LionSHARE where students can be matched with alumni for mentorship. The software is designed to expedite the application process so a larger quantity of students and alumni can be paired.
What To Expect
- CCSC is working with Joyce Jackson, executive director of housing and accommodation services, to formalize the housing advisory structure to ensure more accountability and to serve students more effectively.
- The Committee of Instruction intends to improve their transparency with CCSC and the student body by examining Core requirements and considering other academic changes.
- CCSC is looking to change the add/drop policy to create continuity between CC and SEAS.
- The Finance Committee plans to reach out to groups in need of funding.
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