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Resolutions

Resolutions are sorted by the academic year in which they were enacted. Please use the GPC resolution template to write new resolutions and follow the rules outlined in the GPC Bylaws.

2018-2019

Resolution 1819-02
A Resolution for Expanding the General Assembly Through Non-Voting Membership

Resolution 1819-01
A Resolution for Expanding the Privileges of At-Large Representatives

2017-2018

Resolution 1718-13
A Resolution in Honor of Ethan Alexander Howe on the Occasion of the Cessation of His Term of Office

Resolution 1718-12
A Resolution to Create Three Additional AD Positions

Resolution 1718-11
A Resolution to Create the GPC Data Analyst Position

Resolution 1718-10
A Resolution to Adopt Changes to the MSA/GPC Articles of Cooperation

Resolution 1718-09
Declaration of Support for the MU Wellness Resource Center

Resolution 1718-08
A Resolution to Ensure a Seamless Transition of Professional Development Services

Resolution 1718-07
A Resolution Regarding the Status of the Graduate School

Resolution 1718-06
A Resolution to Make Financial Commitments to Supporting Professional Development Travel and Programming

Resolution 1718-05
A Resolution Concerning the Transition Authority Granted to the Outgoing GSA President

Resolution 1718-04
A Resolution to Amend the GPC Constitution and Bylaws

Resolution 1718-03
A Resolution to Propose a Process Unifying The Graduate Professional Council and The Graduate Student Association

Resolution 1718-02
Calling for Action by the University of Missouri After Secretary DeVos’ Title IX Decision

Resolution 1718-01
An Emergency Resolution Regarding The September 5th DACA Decision

2016-2017

Resolution 1617-23
A Resolution Regarding the Potential Layoffs of Ranked Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Resolution 1617-22
A Resolution to Adopt Changes to the MSA/GPC Articles of Cooperation

Resolution 1617-21
A Resolution in Commendation of Dr. Leona Rubin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies

Resolution 1617-20
A Resolution as Continued Advocacy for a Paid Parental Leave Policy for Graduate and Professional Students

Resolution 1617-19
A Resolution to Amend the Formatting of the GPC Bylaws

Resolution 1617-18
A Resolution to Amend the Formatting of the GPC Constitution

Resolution 1617-17
A Resolution for Students of the University of Missouri to Vote on a Student Services Enhancement Fee

Resolution-1617-16
A Resolution to Advocate for a Parental Policy for All Students and a Parental Leave Policy for Graduate and Professional Students on Assistantship and/or Fellowship

Resolution 1617-15
A Resolution Opposing Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry in the United States” and Calling for a Guarantee of University Protections for International Graduate Students

Resolution 1617-14
A Resolution to Amend the GPC Constitution and Bylaws to Address Inconsistencies

Resolution 1617-13
A Resolution to Sign on to the “Its On Us” Campaign

Resolution 1617-12
A Resolution to Create a Semi-Formal Mechanism to Empower General Assembly Resolutions

Resolution 1617-11
A Resolution Requesting Data on Graduate-Professional Students’ Contribution to Research Output

Resolution 1617-10
A Resolution Requesting Data on Graduate-Professional Students’ Contribution to Teaching Output

Resolution 1617-09
A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Revise Non Discrimination Clause

Resolution 1617-08
A Resolution Upholding the Unimpeded Right to Graduate Workers to Organize and Collectively Bargain

Resolution 1617-07
A Resolution Requesting Clarity on Surveillance of Graduate Student Social Media Content

Resolution 1617-06
A Resolution Requesting a Detailed Plan of Implementing the AY 17-18 Increase in Minimum Stipend Levels

Resolution 1617-05
A Resolution Urging Administration to Work with Students to Fix the Broken Mechanism By Which Supplemental Fees are Altered Via a Specific Mechanism

Resolution 1617-04
A Resolution Requesting the University Revisit Certain Policies Surrounding the Assessment and Collection of Tuition and Fees

Resolution 1617-03
A Resolution Requesting Up-to-date Communication Regarding the Effects of Graduate-Professional Students on the Dec. 1 FLSA-related Final Rule

Resolution 1617-02
A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Create a State Affairs Committee and Clarify Executive Officer Responsibilities

Resolution 1617-01
A Resolution to Recognize Ms. Hallie Thompson for her Service to GPC on the Occassion of Her Birthday

2015-2016

Resolution 1516-16
A Resolution Stating the Stance of the Graduate Professional Council Regarding the Coalition of Graduate Workers

Resolution 1516-15
A Resolution to Amend the Constitution and Bylaws to Change Executive Board Composition, Resolution Introduction, and Board Member Responsibilities

Resolution 1516-14
A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Make Explicit the Power of the General Assembly

Resolution 1516-13
A Resolution Requiring Additional Budget Approval from the General Assembly in the Case of a Substantial Discrepancy between Predicted and Actual Enrollment

Resolution 1516-12
A Resolution to Amend the Constitution and Bylaws to Change Inconsistencies and to Change Finance Committee Guidelines and GPC Resolutions

Resolution 1516-11
A Resolution to Amend the Bylaws to Change Officer Reports and Add General Assembly Conduct Guidelines

Resolution 1516-10
A Resolution to Amend the Bylaws to Change Executive Officer Responsibilities

Resolution 1516-09
A Resolution to Ratify the Graduate and Professional Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Resolution 1516-08
A Resolution Affirming Graduate Workers’ Status as “Employees” and Entitlement to Corresponding Labor Rights and Protections

Resolution 1516-07
A Resolution in Support of Effective Diversity and Inclusion Training

Resolution 1516-06
A Resolution Expressing Solidarity with Social Justice Movements on Campus

Resolution 1516-05
A Resolution Regarding the Coalition of Graduate Workers (CGW) Union Campaign and Encouraging Graduate Student Worker Engagement

Resolution 1516-04
A Resolution to Formalize Shared Governance Concerns at the University of Missouri

Resolution 1516-03
A Resolution to Resume the University of Missouri’s Partnership with Planned Parenthood

Resolution 1516-02
A Resolution in Support of the University of Missouri Libraries

Resolution 1516-01
A Resolution to Ensure Long Term Insurance Solutions for Eligible Graduate Students

2014-2015

Resolution 1415-11
A Resolution to Rename the Arts & Science Academic Building in Honor of a Woman Who Contributed Meaningfully to the University of Missouri

Resolution 1415-10
A Resolution to Endorse a Climbing Wall at the University of Missouri

Resolution 1415-09
A Resolution in Commendation of Dr. Emmanuel Liscum, Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

Resolution 1415-08
A Joint Resolution Supporting the Investigation of Open Educational Resources at SEC Universities

Resolution 1415-07
A Resolution to Amend the Bylaws to Split the Director of Programming and Publicity Position into Two Positions

Resolution 1415-06
A Resolution to Amend the Bylaws to Formalize “Good Standing”

Resolution 1415-05
A Resolution to Adopt Changes to the MSA/GPC Articles of Cooperation

Resolution 1415-04
A Resolution to Amend Section IV of the Bylaws of the Graduate Professional Council

Resolution 1415-03
A Resolution to Amend the Bylaws of the Graduate Professional Council to Add and Codify Rules of Order for the General Assembly

Resolution 1415-02
A Resolution to Support Chancellor Loftin and Vice Chancellor Scroggs in Any Rightful Endeavor to Strengthen University of Missouri’s Treatment of Sexual Assault Matters

Resolution 1415-01
A Resolution Welcoming Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, Chancellor of the University of Missouri, Upon the Occasion of His Inauguration

2013-2014

Resolution 1314-08
A Resolution to Urge University of Missouri Administration to Act in Regard to Housing for Graduate and Professional Students

Resolution 1314-07
A Resolution to Urge University of Missouri Administration to Act in Regard to Childcare for Students On Campus

Resolution 1314-06
A Resolution to Urge University of Missouri Colleges to Formally Consult Students Prior to Enacting Changes to College-Level Fees

Resolution 1314-05
A Resolution Honoring the Selfless Service of Fire Station No. 1 and the Heroic Sacrifice of Lieutenant Bruce Britt

Resolution 1314-04
A Resolution Requesting the University to Investigate the Renovation or Replacement of University Village

Resolution 1314-03
A Resolution to Further Amend the Bylaws of the Graduate Professional Council

Resolution 1314-02
A Resolution to Amend the Constitution and Bylaws of the Graduate Professional Council

2012 – 2013

Resolution 1213-03
A Resolution in Support of the Student Statement on the Right to Research

Resolution 1213-01
A Resolution Supporting Transparency and Full Disclosure of Fees Not Supported by Teaching and Research Assistantships to Incoming Students Receiving Teaching and Research Assistantships

2011 – 2012

Resolution 1112-06
A Resolution to Amend SECTION VI of the GPC Bylaws to Include Descriptions and Responsibilities for the Academic Affairs, Constitution and Bylaw Review, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Programming Committees

Resolution 1112-05
A Resolution Affirming GPC’s Support of SB747, a Resolution in the Missouri Legislature which Would Mandate that the Student Representative to the UM System Board of Curators be a Graduate or Professional Student, and Would also Give Voting Privileges to the Student Representative

Resolution 1112-04
A Resolution to Express Overwhelming Opposition Among the University of Missouri’s Graduate and Professional Student Body to the 12.5 Percent Cut in State Appropriations for the UM System in the 2012-13 Academic Year Proposed by Gov. Jay Nixon in the 2012 Missouri State of the State address

Resolution 1112-03
A Resolution to Amend Section 4.2 of the GPC Constitution

Resolution 1112-02
A Resolution Affirming GPC’s Support of the Development of Federal Open Access Policies

Resolution 1112-01
A Resolution to Amend the GPC Bylaws to Include a SECTION VI: Committee Responsibilities

Earlier years’ resolutions are archived and available upon request to gpc@missouri.edu.