The Columbia Chronicle

J-Term courses seek evaluation

By Lisa Schulz

January 17, 2012

For some, the holiday break means migrating home for hibernation. For others, it means nestling inside Columbia’s buildings to analyze zombie movies and experience other peculiar annual courses for spring semester credit.J-Term courses, held from Jan. 3–14—one week shorter this year than previously—are “disarrayed” and in need of re-evaluation, according to Pan Papacosta, professor in the Science and Mathematics Department. Papacosta, ch...

Columbia survey: texting most frequent between parents, students

By Lisa Schulz

December 12, 2011

Emoticons can be used to emphasize tone while texting or they can substitute for the lack thereof. Even with a typed heart and smiley face expressing love, however, it seems college students and their parents may be growing further apart rather than closer together with each frequent tap of the “send” button.A communication survey conducted at Parent Weekend on Oct. 17 found that most parents converse with their son or...

Faculty Senate talks new committees

By Lisa Schulz

December 5, 2011

Launching a representative body for a college faculty filled with creatives can be a challenge.Now, as the six-month-old Faculty Senate organizes committees, it is wrestling with questions of duplication and autonomy.The Senate’s last meeting of the semester was held on Dec. 2 in the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., at which soliciting service and expertise from other colleagues, such as faculty and staff, was d...

College Council votes to dissolve

By Lisa Schulz

November 7, 2011

Only one attendee objected to the discontinuation of the College Council that will take effect on Dec. 1—its self-proclaimed oldest member, Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. A torrent of laughter followed a quick, baffled moment of silence before he announced that he was kidding.The College Council began dissolving the minute the meeting started on Nov. 4 in the Hokin Lecture Hall in the Wabash Campus Building...

Questions raised, not salaries

By Lisa Schulz

October 23, 2011

President Warrick L. Carter and Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced in emails this week that falling enrollment eliminated the possibility of across-the-board raises for full-and part-time faculty and staff members for the 2011–2012 academic year.Cautioning that the school was “not in a crisis situation,” Carter stated that the decision resulted from a 300-student decrease i...

College Council announces College Assembly

By Lisa Schulz

October 9, 2011

The soon-to-be-dissolved College Council officially announced approval of the Faculty Senate bylaws at its Oct. 7 meeting, along with the upcoming College Assembly proposal and several other new topics.The assembly is a public discussion held three times a semester. The first College Council meeting of the 2011–2012 academic year was held in the Hokin Lecture Hall at the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., led b...

Columbia personnel pursue promotions

By Lisa Schulz

September 2, 2011

Columbia’s newly named department heads and administrators boast impressive resumes as creators of comic books, interactive media, fashion commentary and more.Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Len Strazewski and Fashion Studies Chair Debra Parr have more than just new titles this year—they have filled newlycreated positions.They are joined by Robin Bargar, who was announced Dean of the School of Media Arts. Vice Pre...

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