Let’s get down to CCSC business, courtesy of Joe Milholland.
The Columbia College Student Council on Sunday night mostly performed prep work for projects they will go further on in the future.
CCSC President Peter Bailinson is going to give a presentation to the Office of Global Programs soon about fellowships and gave the council a preview of his powerpoint. Since the OGP has been willing the work with CCSC on improving applying for fellowships at Columbia, Bailinson is framing this in terms of a discussion rather than a proposal. The things he asked for in his presentation included better outreach with CSA and CCE, follow-up and reminder emails for application deadlines, a fellowships night, more learning from past applicants, an online appointment tool, summer Skype advising sessions, application workshops, increased staffing for mock internships, and feedback on applications within one week.
The council also spent time reviewing the Google doc for their proposal for CCSC election changes. Several council members discussed how realistic it would be to assume that CCSC could work with administrators or with each other over summer break. VP of Policy Sejal Singh also questioned the ethics of voting for election changes that would affect the upcoming elections of current council members.
The council also held a discussion on dean’s discipline closed off from the press and outsiders; three council members voted against keeping the discussion private. According to Bailinson, the discussion was in private in order to avoid “discuss strategy about how to negotiate with administrators on-the-record.” There will be public updates about this in the future.
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