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Registrar to centralize course scheduling

Registrar to centralize course scheduling

March 5, 2018

The college is planning the centralization of course registration, including changes to course numbers and academic scheduling with departments and the Office of the Registrar. During a Jan. 25 meeting held at 600 S. Michigan Ave., school deans, associate deans, the Office of the...

Columbia alumna gives voice, laughs to women of Chicago

Columbia alumna gives voice, laughs to women of Chicago

December 11, 2017

Kelsie Huff, a standup comedian and 2003 theatre alumna, has created a voice for Chicago women in comedy by providing opportunities for women in a typically male-dominated industry. Originally from Richmond, Illinois, Huff came to Columbia to study radio but soon discov...

Do students know what they’re picketing for?

Do students know what they’re picketing for?

December 4, 2017

Though I support the right to lawfully and peacefully protest what groups believe are injustices, as a student, I cannot place my full support behind the Nov. 29–30 part-time faculty union walk-out and strike. During my time at Columbia, I have had many classes taught by adjunct ...

P-Fac fears losing jobs over new qualification

P-Fac fears losing jobs over new qualification

November 13, 2017

About 20 adjunct professors were not assigned classes for the Spring 2018 Semester because they failed to provide information proving them qualified to teach under Higher Learning Commission guidelines, which the part-time faculty union claims violates its contract. HLC guide...

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

October 30, 2017

Chicagoans Could soon be seeing increased fees when riding in an Uber or paying their cell phone bill if the mayor has his way.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget proposal asks that cell phones and lan...

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...

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

September 18, 2017

With disasters everywhere—two hurricanes, more possibly on the way and the potential deportation of 800,000 immigrants—Columbia has stepped up to show its students that it does care about them. ...

DACA debacle: A Dreamer’s nightmare

DACA debacle: A Dreamer’s nightmare

September 18, 2017

Nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children are facing an uncertain future as President Donald Trump and his administration end an Obama-era program that gave those individuals protection from immediate deportation. The end of the Deferred Action fo...

Faculty Senate discuss faculty surveys, reaccreditation

Faculty Senate discuss faculty surveys, reaccreditation

September 14, 2017

At its Sept. 8 session, Columbia's Faculty Senate discussed recent survey results showing 38 full-time faculty members expressing they were actively looking for academic positions elsewhere from the college. During the meeting, held at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., Associate P...

Summer enrollment drops from internal and external factors

Summer enrollment drops from internal and external factors

September 5, 2017

Columbia's summer enrollment dropped 26 percent compared with last year, but the college administrators say the decrease may be in part, the result of the college's effort to be more selective and other external factors. Nine hundred thirty four students enrolled in classes this ...

Canvas receives positive feedback

Canvas receives positive feedback

September 5, 2017

The college is transitioning to a new learning management system after receiving positive feedback about the system’s use during the summer. Many courses are set to use the platform starting this semester. The college signed a contract to use Canvas to improve its delivering o...

School of Graduate Studies dean steps down, interim fills position

School of Graduate Studies dean steps down, interim fills position

July 17, 2017

Long-time faculty member Constantin Rasinariu will step down from his yearlong position as dean of the School of Graduate Studies after 18 years working at Columbia in various positions. In a July 6, emailed statement, Rasinariu said his love for physics led him to take his new p...

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