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During a Faculty Senate session April 14, members discussed updates to the college’s workload policy and approved a motion calling for additional transparency and communication in the statement review process.

Faculty Senate discusses input in statement review process

April 17, 2017

During its April 14 session, Columbia’s Faculty Senate presented the current draft of the Academic Year Workload Policy document, edited to remove gender-specific and hyperbolic language, replace passive voice with active voice, and improve clarity and consistency. As reported Apri...

The Workload Committee drafted a faculty workload policy that was approved to move forward during Faculty Senate’s March 31 meeting.

Faculty Senate votes on new workload policy

April 3, 2017

During a special Faculty Senate session held March 31, members voted to move forward with the proposed Academic Year Workload Policy to be sent to the Statement Review Committee.  The faculty voted 22-4 in favor of sending the policy to the Statement Review Committee, which will mak...

The Faculty Senate voted on several motions and discussed a proposal to create a new fashion B.A. program during their Dec. 9 meeting. 

Faculty Senate discusses new graduate school, curriculum review process

December 12, 2016

The Faculty Senate discussed new proposals including creation of a new graduate school, changes to the Faculty Manual, and the fashion B.A. program during its final meeting of the semester. During the Dec. 9 meeting, held at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, senators vo...

Five panelists, each representing  a department or organization from the college, offered students and faculty their perspectives on the 2016 election results at the Nov. 29 College Assembly.  

Assembly addresses post-election concerns

December 5, 2016

Onye Ozuzu, dean of the School of Fine & Performing Arts, recalled her 7-year-old son crawling into her bed on Election Night and asking whether their family was going to have to leave the country when it became clear Trump was going to win. Having to address student and facu...

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

By Eric Bradach

November 21, 2016

To help inform a younger generation on the effects of climate change, the Museum of Science and Industry received a 3-year grant of approximately $500,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat...

Faculty Senate met Nov. 11 to discuss how to support students struggling with election outcomes and progress made on the Graduate School proposal.

Senators discuss politics in classrooms, graduate school progress

November 14, 2016

Columbia’s Faculty Senate met for the first time following the presidential election, at which  the top of the agenda was how the college will support students struggling with the results. Greg Foster-Rice, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the Photography Depa...

Sophomore television major Nick Shinners said he started the Columbia College Democrats organization in October to encourage student involvement in politics.

Unofficial student Democrat group begins work

November 7, 2016

Although the new Columbia College Democrats student organization will not be officially recognized by the Student Organization Council until January, it is actively preparing for Election Day. Nick Shinners, a sophomore television major who started the group in October, said m...

Faculty Senate discussed the response to life insurance cuts and the goal to make pay raises more accessible at its Oct. 14 meeting

Faculty Senate addresses insurance cuts, performance-based raises

October 17, 2016

The Faculty Senate addressed life insurance benefits cuts, performance-based salary raises and accommodations needed for the increased number of disabled students at its Oct. 14 meeting.Jeanne Kelly,...

Astronomer ties art inspiration to cosmological data

By Campus Reporter

September 26, 2016

An immense telescope being built in the Cerro Pachón Mountains of Chile, which will house the world’s largest digital camera and gather about 20 terabytes of data per night, was the subject of a colloquium arranged by the Science & Mathematics Department Sept. 21.The main functions of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope outlined in the presentation, held at the Ferguson Auditorium in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Buildi...

Q1-0-What? Radio Kickstarter causes confusion

Q1-0-What? Radio Kickstarter causes confusion

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 6, 2016

In August, Chicago’s defunct Q101 Alternative began a Kickstarter campaign to launch a new radio station, leaving some expecting a comeback of the historic FM rock station of the same name.The new sta...

Faculty pushed for budget transparency and consultation between the administration and faculty at Aug. 29 Faculty Senate meeting at Stage Two in 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

Faculty Senate addresses ‘summer surprise’ decisions

September 6, 2016

Faculty members called for greater inclusion in major decisions following the announcement of the Theatre and Dance departments’ merger during the first Faculty Senate meeting of the semester Aug. 29. A...

Faculty Senate welcomes new members,  approves end-of-year motions

Faculty Senate welcomes new members, approves end-of-year motions

May 9, 2016

In its last meeting of the semester on May 6, the Faculty Senate introduced its latest motions and approvals before introducing new members and open seats. Before adjourning its 2015–2016 members t...

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