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Second level program rankings complete

By Heather Scroering

February 13, 2012

As the semester zooms further into February, the prioritization process is keeping up the pace as the Support and Operations offices completed the second phase of the Program Information Request rankings.Ranked by the vice presidents of each program, PIRs were scored using the identical criteria to what was used by the associate vice presidents who first ranked the forms, as previously reported by The Chronicle on Jan. 17. ...

Unions join students to protest school policies

By Lisa Schulz

December 12, 2011

Last week’s town hall meeting grew out of a Dec. 6 protest at which Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, joined forces with staff and students to demand a chance to speak to the administration. For P-Fac, it would be the first contact since contract negotiations broke off five weeks ago.Picket signs bearing President Warrick L. Carter’s photo and slogans such as “institutional continuity,” “chop from the...

Negotiations with P-Fac make progress

By Lisa Schulz

September 18, 2011

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and representatives of the administration have been negotiating a new contract since March 2010 and are streamlining their teams so that only two members are representing each side to simplify the decision-making process.“Progress is being made in the negotiations,” said Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, who became part of the college’s large...

P-Fac voters stay the course

By Samuel Charles

December 6, 2010

Members of Columbia’s adjunct faculty union, P-Fac, showed their satisfaction with current contract negotiations by electing members of the negotiations team to the union’s Steering Committee, further demonstrating the rift between opposing factions within the union itself.Both contract negotiations—one regarding the Photography Department’s controversial course-credit reduction, as well as a 1 percent pay raise—...

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