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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...

Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

August 19, 2019

In Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David’s first collegewide address since arriving in June, she went out of her way to show faculty she understood them, emphasizing her deep appreciatio...

College ends decade of new student decline with most diverse freshman class in Columbia’s history expected for Fall 2019

College ends decade of new student decline with most diverse freshman class in Columbia’s history expected for Fall 2019

August 14, 2019

For the first time since 2008, registration among new students is up from the previous year. And the college is marking it as a turning point after years of enrollment decline. As of Aug. 5, 141...

College finds footing in enrollment decline

College finds footing in enrollment decline

April 5, 2019

Enrollment at Columbia is continuing its years-long downward trend with the Spring 2019 semester, according to the college’s Institutional Effectiveness website. But faculty and administrative le...

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

February 15, 2019

Students and faculty reacted with sadness and a deepening mistrust for the administration as the news sunk in that two programs—Early Childhood Education and Dance Movement Therapy—will no longer be offered after the current cohorts complete their degrees. Junior e...

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...

Survey shows Columbia full-time faculty dissatisfied with college penny pinching

Survey shows Columbia full-time faculty dissatisfied with college penny pinching

October 29, 2018

A survey conducted by the Columbia Faculty Senate shows faculty members are more dissatisfied with the college compared to last year’s survey, particularly with regard to compensation, the administration and its policies. Yet, the survey reports most faculty members are...

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

October 15, 2018

A string of recent updates regarding the college’s relationship and collective bargaining with part-time faculty demonstrate a flawed rapport between the two parties, an issue that must be amended for th...

Security breach affects employees, family members

Security breach affects employees, family members

March 11, 2018

A data security breach resulted in the disclosure of the names and Social Security numbers of Columbia employees and their family members on IRIS, the college’s internal website. The college learned Feb. 15 that SharePoint, the search portal application used to apply for the Tu...

Galantis builds to dynamic performance

Galantis builds to dynamic performance

November 21, 2017

One musical theme moves through most—if not all—EDM music. It's the build-up: the way each song heightens tension and excitement and transforms a swaying crowd into a jumping, raucous one.Then, just as s...

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