All meetings of the Doctoral Students’ Council are open to the public. To have an item added to the agenda, contact a member of the Executive Committee at least one week before the meeting.

Meetings are presumed to have an agenda consisting of approval of agenda, approval of old minutes, officer and committee reports, and new business.

A record of previous meetings, including their agendas and minutes, are available in the Minutes archive. Agendas for upcoming meetings will be emailed to all Representatives one week before the scheduled meeting date. Agendas will also be made available on the DSC website. To conserve resources, printed copies will not be provided at the meeting, so please read documents in advance and bring any you might wish to reference.

The following are the Plenary and Steering Meeting Dates schedule for the 2017-2018 academic year. Meeting dates for the 2018-2019 academic year will be posted soon.
Plenary Meetings: DSC Plenary Meetings are generally held on the Friday of the third week in a month during the academic year. Unless announced otherwise and in accordance with New York Open Meetings Law, meetings take place at 4:30 pm in room 5414. Food and beverages will be served in the adjacent room (5409). All DSC at-large and program representatives are obliged to attend or make arrangements for a proxy.

Fall 2017
September 15
Guest Speakers:
DSC Affiliates: The Adjunct Project, The Advocate, OpenCUNY
Professional Staff Congress

October 20
Guest Speaker:
Provost Joy Connolly

November 17
Guest Speakers:
Jennifer Furlong, Director of Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
Elise Perram, Vice President of Student Affairs

December 15
Guest Speakers:
Duncan Faherty, Director of the Early Research Initiative
Luke Waltzer, Director of Teaching and Learning Center

Spring 2018
February 16
Guest Speaker:
Staff on behalf of the Wellness Center

March 16
Guest Speaker:
President Chase Robinson

April 27
(Previously scheduled for April 20. Date as a result of a vote during the March 16 Plenary.)
Guest Speaker:
Matthew Gold, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities
Keith Wilson, Director of the Center for the Humanities

May 18
Guest Speaker:

If you, as a program or at-large representative, cannot make it to a scheduled meeting, please arrange for a proxy using the ‘Proxy Request’ form after logging in to Note that you may also appoint a proxy on a standing basis for all Plenary meetings. As per the DSC Constitution, “Any representative who fails to attend two consecutive regular Plenary meetings without arranging a proxy shall be automatically recalled and reported at the next Plenary and Steering meetings.


Steering Meetings: DSC Steering Meetings are generally held on the Friday of the first week in a month during the academic year. Plenary meetings begin at 4:30 PM in room 5414 or an otherwise available DSC room. Only DSC Steering Committee members are obliged to attend.

Fall 2017
September 1
October 6
November 3
December 1

Spring 2018
February 2
March 2
April 13 (Rescheduled due to Spring Recess)
May 4