The Executive Committee has the authority for the operation of the program between the stated meetings of the program’s faculty. It serves as a Committee on Committees to prepare slates of nominees for the program’s representatives to Graduate Council. The Executive Committee may make recommendations to the appropriate committees of Graduate Council and to the Graduate Center administration. The Executive Committee in coordination with the Faculty Membership Committee conducts a continuing review of the faculty of the University relevant to that program. The Executive Committee works with the Executive Officers to forward the policy in Section 3.4E of the Graduate School governance document concerning employment of CUNY doctoral students in part-time faculty positions in CUNY colleges. The Executive Committee recommends policies and procedures on dissertations.
João’s Role: Elected Member
“ARC members are Columbia ambassadors across the United States and around the world. While they hail from different professional backgrounds and graduation years, all have a desire to share their Columbia experience with prospective students. ARC members help the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by interviewing applicants, representing Columbia at local college fairs and hosting regional programs for admitted students, so that as many students as possible have the opportunity to learn about the unique Columbia experience firsthand.” – website
João’s Role: Member
The Committee on Curriculum and Degree Requirements:
Considers general educational policy concerning curriculum and the review and reevaluation of graduate programs of The Graduate Center.
Columbia Foreign Language Initiative is a student organization dedicated to providing students with innovative opportunities to practice and use their foreign languages outside the classroom. – website
João’s Roles: Vice President, Web Master, Academic Coordinator, Member (Until Graduation, 2013)