The November minutes were approved.
Dean Allen Spiegel reported that Einstein received full accreditation by AAALAC, with commendations for the outstanding nature of our program.
Senate Speaker Jeff Segall was unable to attend the meeting. Vice Speaker Elyse Sussman reminded everyone to complete their Senate Council nomination ballots.
Committee on Committees
Vinayaka Prasad, Chair of the Committee on Committees, informed the Senate that there was nothing to report.
Winfried Edelmann: Gene Targeting and Gene Modification Services
Winfried Edelmann, Scientific Director of the Gene Targeting Facility, provided an overview of the gene modification and gene targeting services provided by this core facility.
Michael Reichgott: Conflict of Interest--An Update
Michael Reichgott, Director of the Conflict of Interest Office, presented an update on conflict of interest issues.
Michael Bloom: 2012 Open Enrollment Benefit Plan Overview
Michael Bloom,Director of University Benefits, discussed what is new in terms of benefits for 2012.