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Faculty and students brought up key issues for the Memo to the Mayor discussion, held at the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Columbia puts memo to Mayor-elect Lightfoot ‘on the table’

May 17, 2019

Raquel Monroe, co-director of academic diversity, equity and inclusion, pointed to everyone sitting around her and said they were all sitting at the table because they were leaders. A group of 17 Columbia...

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

Editor’s Note: Investment in diverse education necessary for DEI initiatives

March 22, 2019

As the college is praised for its current diversity and inclusion initiatives at the local and national level, those here on campus are still waiting for holes to be filled. Several Diversity, Equity...

Co-directors appointed for Academic DEI

Co-directors appointed for Academic DEI

July 3, 2018

Raquel Monroe, associate professor in the Dance Department, and Folayemi Wilson, associate professor in the Art and Art History Department, have been appointed co-directors of Academic Diversity...

Responses from faculty and members of Columbia’s Faculty Senate will be sent to the Board of Trustees following recommendations of discontinuing programs and terminating their tenured faculty made by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden. 

Discontinued programs may lead to faculty firing

April 2, 2018

Faculty Senate will soon send the Board of Trustees its response to the administration’s proposal to discontinue education and creative arts therapies programs and terminate the programs’ tenured faculty. Raquel Monroe, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the ...

Faculty Senate President Raquel Monroe addresses members on the fourth floor of 600 S. Michigan Ave. during the Nov. 10 meeting.

Faculty Senate considers internship changes

November 17, 2017

A motion to change the internship accreditation process has been approved by the Faculty Senate’s Academic Affairs Committee and will be deliberated further by the full senate during its Dec. 8 meeting. The motion, presented by Associate Chair of the Audio Arts and Acoustics De...

P-Fac files Unfair Labor Practice alleging contract violation

P-Fac files Unfair Labor Practice alleging contract violation

October 2, 2017

Columbia’s part-time faculty union filed an Unfair Labor Practice with the National Labor Relations Board against the college Aug. 22 for allegedly denying adjunct professors the opportunity to teach courses in the college’s online learning initiative, Columbia College Chicago O...

Faster, more furious, less substance

Faster, more furious, less substance

March 13, 2017

The eighth installment in the massive "Fast and Furious" film franchise is set to come out April 14, and "The Fate of the Furious'" new trailer —released March 9—reveals more plot points that don'...

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

By Campus Reporter

November 21, 2016

The newest additions to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as a new student advisory group, were announced to the college community in a Nov. 11 email from President and CEO Kwang-W...

FYS replacement connects college to Windy City

By Campus Reporter

May 11, 2015

“Big Chicago” courses—the college’s experimental replacement for the soon-to-be discontinued First-Year Seminar program—are in the final stages of development as the college works to create its third attempt at the required freshman course.The 14 currently proposed classes, which will enroll 80–200 students in a lecture hall-style classroom, will be divided by major, said Suzanne Blum Malley, interim dean of the Schoo...

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