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Hybrid courses, a combination of in-person and online instruction, will be offered at Columbia for the Summer term if Illinois enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's five-phase plan by July.

Hybrid courses: the future of combined in-person and online summer classes

May 28, 2020

Shanna VanDerwerker, an adjunct faculty member in the Theatre Department, has never taught a hybrid course before, but this summer she will be one of 15 instructors teaching both online and in-person. VanDerwerker will be teaching “Musical Th...

Columbia joins other colleges expanding pass/fail options amid coronavirus chaos

Columbia joins other colleges expanding pass/fail options amid coronavirus chaos

April 8, 2020

As college students across the nation transition through the unexpected shift to online learning, colleges and universities are being pressured to offer more flexibility with grading standards due to...

Big people, small people, little people. What’s the difference? | The Columbia Chronicle

February 2, 2015

The Chronicle sat down with Krystle Ansay, president of the Windy City chapter of Little People America, and pianist and composer Chris Errera.Ansay and Errera spoke about the discrimination they experience...

Lott Hill, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence (left) and Precious Davis, assistant director of diversity recruitment in the Office of Admissions, (right), opened the discussion at the Nov. 18 LGBTQ Forum, setting the tone for attendees to contribute. 

Course reductions unite LGBTQ community

November 24, 2014

Following weeks of outrage from the LGBTQ community and its allies on campus over the planned reduction in section offerings of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I and II classes, the college administration hosted...

Lott Hill, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence and advisor to Common Ground, the college’s LGBT student organization, tells members about a Nov. 18 college-wide forum about the reduced sections of LGBT Studies classes being offered in the Spring 2015 semester. 

LGBTQ students, allies cry foul

November 10, 2014

Outcry from students and faculty erupted across campus last week when the administration announced that the college would offer only one section of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I & II courses, effectively cutting the offerings in half. Reactions claiming potential bias from campu...

Transitioning Transfers

By Campus News Editor

September 23, 2013

AN ADMINISTRATION CLAIM that this year’s freshman class is the largest in years may merely reflect the school’s new method of defining who is a freshman and who is a transfer student.What amounts to a semantic change in calculation may also account for the dramatic 25 percent decrease in transfer enrollment, a figure released by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.Keri Walters, assistant dean for faculty advising f...

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...

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