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Making Columbia more affordable could increase already-growing enrollment

Making Columbia more affordable could increase already-growing enrollment

November 15, 2019

More than a year after Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph updated Faculty Senators on the college’s encouraging Fall 2019 enrollment numbers, he told senators he is expecting ano...

Faculty Senate weighs ‘confusing’ prospect of eliminating C minus grade

Faculty Senate weighs ‘confusing’ prospect of eliminating C minus grade

October 15, 2019

The Faculty Senate is weighing eliminating the C minus grade collegewide. Some say the change would bring uniformity to grading, while others argue it could diminish the value of a passing grade. Ilya Levinson...

EDITORIAL: Faculty deserve space for honest debate, even behind closed doors

EDITORIAL: Faculty deserve space for honest debate, even behind closed doors

September 21, 2019

For years, the Faculty Senate has been a key part in successful communication between faculty and members of the administration. With meetings open to the public, students can actively listen in on co...

Provost addresses Faculty Senate, senators weigh future closed-door meetings

Provost addresses Faculty Senate, senators weigh future closed-door meetings

September 14, 2019

Faculty senators are weighing whether to make Faculty Senate meetings closed to the public amid concerns over keeping sensitive matters private.  The Faculty Affairs Committee forwarded a request to...

Faculty Senate concerned about new student course planner

Faculty Senate concerned about new student course planner

August 23, 2019

During the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Fall 2019 semester, the senate voiced concern over a new student academic planner planned for Fall 2020. The academic planner, uAchieve, is a tool f...

Intellectual property policy proposal may give college license to use student work

Intellectual property policy proposal may give college license to use student work

April 15, 2019

A new policy recommendation from the Faculty Senate would allow the college to use student work in marketing and promotional materials, potentially without students’ permission.  “It may be years ...

Columbia one of ‘healthiest’ institutions, says associate provost to Faculty Senate

Columbia one of ‘healthiest’ institutions, says associate provost to Faculty Senate

March 19, 2019

Columbia will remain in the Higher Learning Commission's open pathway, which is recommended exclusively to the healthiest institutions accredited by the commission, according to Associate Provost for Acc...

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

By Alexandra Yetter

February 2, 2019

With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.What some may ...

Cubs, Citypak Project give back at Thanksmas

Cubs, Citypak Project give back at Thanksmas

January 18, 2019

From the diamond to the kitchen, Cubs manager Joe Maddon served food as part of his annual Thanksmas event Jan. 17. Maddon with other members of the Cubs organization, including Rick Sutcliffe and Cla...

Faculty Senate approves new majors, minors

Faculty Senate approves new majors, minors

January 2, 2019

The Faculty Senate approved eight new programs and policies to the college's curriculum for the 2019–2020 academic year. The new programs, approved at the Dec. 7 meeting, include an audio arts bachelor's...

EDITORIAL: Disasters can happen, don’t forget your pet

EDITORIAL: Disasters can happen, don’t forget your pet

By Editorial Board

November 19, 2018

Three major wildfires have devastated several parts of California, one of the worst wildfire outbreaks in the state’s history. According to CBS News, thousands of people evacuated and thousands of home...

Faculty Senate responds to C-Fac request, passes motion to reduce transfer student credit requirements

Faculty Senate responds to C-Fac request, passes motion to reduce transfer student credit requirements

November 16, 2018

Columbia's part-time faculty union will not be joining the Faculty Senate after a recent email from the college administration said the decision would be up to the senate, according to Faculty Senate President Sean Andrews. Even though C-Fac requested representation in union ba...

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