7) GSC Amendments

1.) Ratified 2/26/18 by the GSC Governance Board

Articles Modified: 2.1 – 2.1.2, 2.2.2, and 3.1.5


This amendment had 2 purposes:

First, a loophole existed in the process of voting in members of the Governance Board. A situation could arise where fewer than 5 members were retained from the previous academic year, this would make it impossible for the GSCGB to add new members since the remaining board did not constitute quorum. This loophole is now closed by allowing the GSCEB to vote in new GSCGB members in the absence of quorum. In addition, GSCEB members are excluded from divisional counts in order to encourage and enable more participation in the GSCGB (see article 2.1.1 for both the above changes). The member counts in 2.1-2.1.2 have been updated to reflect these changes.

Second, the GSC no longer hires a Professional Development Coordinator as a GSR position, the professional development duties have been primarily assumed by the graduate division. Instead, the GSC has hired a Graduate Intern to handle many of the day to day logistical tasks and details. Articles 2.2.2 and 3.1.5 have been updated to reflect this change.